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InMyBackyard TakingFlight WilliamLishman SarahHarmer AnnabelSlaight GordDownie

Tune in Tuesday November 9 at 7 p.m. (EST) for the second episode of GreenHeroes on TVO.

Last week, we proudly launched our companion TV show to rave reviews. It was exciting to see our GreenHeroes on the big screen, flaunting their unique and risk-taking attributes and highlighting their amazing global actions.

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Jane'sWalk JaneJacobs JaneFarrow SarahHarmer InMyBackyard

When was the last time you really got to know your neighbourhood, and how well do you know it? Jane’s Walk might be just what you’re looking for if you need to reconnect with your backyard and get to know your neighbours.

Jane’s Walk is a free walking tour for locals, by locals. We love and share its vision, to create walkable neighborhoods, to promote urban literacy, and to build cities for and by people.

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InMyBackyard GuerillaGardening TorontoPublicSpaceCommittee

What happens when a group of citizens concerned about the increased presence of advertising in public spaces comes together to take action? Change happens.

We at GreenHeroes believe in taking action in our backyards to protect the planet, and we're not alone. 

Since its inception in 2001, the Toronto Public Space Committee has devoted its energy to making our urban common areas more beautiful.

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InMyBackyard LesliePike GoElectricMusicFestival

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On September 26, 2010, Toronto's Clean Train Coalition hosted an event in Sorauren Park – the Go Electric Music Festival.

Our GreenHeroes Street Team was lucky enough to catch a number of great local musical acts, including Lesley Pike. Lesley performed her song Silver Lining, which can also be heard in our Andrew Ference webisode.

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InMyBackyard GreatCanadianShorelineClean-up AlexandraConsteau BlueLegacyInternational

Looking for ways to get involved, right now, in your own backyard? A great way to get started is to join (or start!) your own community cleanup.

An awesome example of communities coming together to clean up is The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up, which happens every September and October, as thousands of volunteers across Canada clean-up their local shorelines.

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SarahHarmer InMyBackyard 101010

We at GreenHeroes are inspired daily to take action. We do understand, however, that it can be hard to know where to dig in to solve complex challenges facing our planet.

One of the best ways we've found to take action is by looking around in our own backyards for ways we can make a difference. Sometimes the first step is to join in with others on a project or campaign.

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SarahHarmer InMyBackyard PERL NiagaraEscarpment

It’s been over 5 years, and the work to save the Niagara Escarpment’s Mount Nemo in Burlington, Ontario from a massive LaFarge/Nelson Aggregate open pit quarry continues at a busy pace.

In mid-September the Niagara Escarpment Commission voted in what they called a “precedent setting” vote in favour of processing community organization Protecting Escarpment Rural Land’s (PERL) amendment application to properly designate the land at risk on Mount Nemo based on current science.

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SarahHarmer NiagaraEscarpment PERL InMyBackyard

Sarah Harmer is a JUNO award winning singer/songwriter who flexes her musical muscle to protect a world biosphere site.

Sarah grew up with the Niagara Escarpment in her backyard. Today, she is dedicated to its preservation, and to achieve this goal, she co-founded PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) and mounts a concert each summer featuring renowned musicians like Bruce Cockburn and Feist.

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InMyBackyard PlanetinFocus MargaretAtwood SarahHarmer

Calling all environmental film lovers! Starting tonight, Wednesday, October 13th, until Sunday, October 17th, Planet in Focus International Film Festival will be launching the 2010 edition of its festival, with over 100 amazing films from across the planet.

At the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Director Ron Mann will be showcasing his world-traversing documentary following Canadian Author Margaret Atwood as she travels the globe with her new novel, The Year of the Flood.

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InMyBackyard PlanetinFocus SarahHarmer NiagaraEscarpment

It’s the most conscious film festival on the planet, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!

On September 22, 2010, the GreenHeroes team made a bright appearance at the Planet in Focus International Film Festival press conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, to debut our shiny new GreenHeroes duo and present our 2010 festival entry, GreenHeroes: Sarah Harmer.