VoteForEnvironment.ca was designed by Canadians who believe what the vast majority of the world’s scientists have told us. That we are out of time and we must start to reduce our fossil fuel pollution now to save the planet from dangerous climate change.
We believe that the Harper Government’s collusion with the Bush White House to obstruct progress on climate change at recent international summits does not reflect how Canadians want their leaders to behave on the world stage. The Harper and the Conservative Party are simply not in step with what scientists say is needed, with Canadians' concerns, and with economic benefits of dealing with climate change.
All the other major Parties have programs that seriously address our critical climate concerns and are talking about them in this election.
If those of us who care about the environment don’t work together across party lines, the pro-environment vote will be split as it was in the last election and Harper will be re-elected.
I first read about Interesting just after getting back from TED in 2007. Russell Davies decided that instead of spending his TED money on TED, he'd do something for the community:
The TED conference has just finished in Monterery. Sounds like a fantastic lot of speakers. I was lucky enough to golastyear
and I'd put aside the money to go again this year. But, a while ago, it
occurred to me that I could take that money and we could maybe organise
a conference of our own here in the UK, which might be even more
interesting. Or at least easier to get to.
So this is the plan:
The plan is to have all sorts of speakers speak about all sorts of
stuff. Not brands, advertising, blogging and twitter but interesting,
unexpected, original things. I'm hoping to find fascinating people and
to just ask them to speak about something they care about. I want to
replicate the experience of clicking from one really good blog to
another, ranging across sciences, arts, musics, jokes and whatever.
There will be 20 minute slots and 3 minute slots. Some people will play
music or sing. And some people who can't be there will be asked to send
three minute videos. Perhaps. I reckon we can squeeze a lot of
interestingness into a day. And then have a party afterwards.
OMG .. between this and the trademarking of "With glowing hearts" I am sorely disappointed in VANOC.
From the article ... "Olympic dollars appear to have triumphed over Olympic ideals in the case of an athletes' charity being banned from an official role at the 2010 Winter Games. The international organization Right to Play won't be allowed to set up shop in the athletes' village because its sponsors aren't the same as those for the Vancouver Olympics."
Ideas on Tap is a light business networking event for hi-tech professionals in Vancouver plus internet advertisers, social media marketers, bloggers, video game developers and other fans of the tech community. This free event will feature a competition where 5 contestants deliver a 60 second pitch, idea, recruiting message, or elevator pitch from a milk crate. This could be talking about their company, a start-up idea, new technology, hiring, or raising capital.
From the post ... "Social and viral marketing are all about knowing your audience, especially that most infectious segment of your target that you’re considering your seed vector, and the best way to learn about them is through analytics. I’ve been thinking about analytics for viral marketing for a few days and then I saw a post on Social Media Explorer about analytics for bloggers, which sparked me to write this post. There are 3 stages of usage for analytics in the viral marketing process: research, growth and evaluation. And one sort of theoretical one: testing."
Back around the fall of 2003, Ross and
I wanted to come up with a little event to commemorate the launch of
Blogware, the software with which our blogs (and this blog) are built.
It didn't take long for us to settle on "Post a Picture of a Cat to Your Blog Day",
an unwieldy title that refers to the cliche that bloggers always post
pictures of their cat on their blogs. The day took place on Friday,
October 3rd, 2003 and enough blogs participated for us to call it a
success. From that day forth, we declared that the first Friday in
October would be the official day on which you should partake in that
most bloggy of blog activities: posting a picture of a cat on your blog.
following year, we gave the day a pithier name: BlogACatMas, and more
people participated. By 2005, BlogACatMas had caught the attention of
the Canadian national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, which made mention of our holiday in an article titled The Truth About Cats and Blogs.
There isn't a post about Catmas 2008 up on their blog, but that's OK. Catmas 2008 Lives! We'll keep the torch lit this year. And I look for a resurgence of Catmas in 2009!!
Vancouver city council voted Tuesday afternoon to give a green light to low-speed electric vehicles. Under city bylaws, they will now be able to travel on Vancouver streets which have a posted speed limit of 50 km per hour or less, meaning they will be able to travel on most city streets.
This new site welcomes moms from across Canada to share their collective wisdom about trusted local resources. Post reviews of local favourites, ask questions about mom-friendly places and help other moms by answering their queries!
I'm a fan for a few reasons. Personally, I think hyper-local is in. And these aren't just city-based recommendations, but neighbourhood-based recommendations. So, I can find a stroller-friendly coffeeshop in the Beaches in Toronto or in Kitslano in Vancouver.
Secondly, SavvyShare.ca is a perfect resource for families who are traveling to cities they aren't familiar with. Want to know what you and your kids can do while you're visiting Edmonton - check it out on ShareSavvy.ca.
Just launched for Canadian Moms! Share your neighbourhood favs and trusted mom resources at ShareSavvy.ca http://is.gd/2xnQ.
As you can imagine, it was met with some skepticism by the socmed folks on Twitter. Legitimately, the question was raised about whether or not anyone would use it. To date, I don't think anyone has; however, that, for me anyway, was not the only goal. It was a good writing exercise to get the summary of the launch and a link into 140 characters. And having it, as well as other multi-media chunks, has shaped how we think about the content we provide to the people we'd like to have write stories about us.
A Contest - Win A Range or Groceries
And for those of you who are inclined to write a review or two of your favourite local resources ... there is a contest happening right now on ShareSavvy.ca. For every review you write, you receive an entry into a draw for either a Whirlpool Gold ® Free-Standing Range worth $1599 courtesy of
Whirlpool® Home Appliances or $500 worth of groceries courtesy of
President’s Choice. You can sign up over at ShareSavvy.ca.