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“The Green House” Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Here’s a videoblog I took of “The Green House” an eco house in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Very interesting what this fellow (Peter Ormond) has done to make his home sustainable!

Deathsun 2012 – a screenplay

A group of friends gather on the night of December 21, 2012 – the date the Mayan Calendar ends – for an “End of the World” party. The sun has gotten so hot, people are forced to live at night. To go out in the sun they must wear thick “Sunsuits” to protect themselves. Gaia, a thirty-something spiritual healer lives in a beautiful designer home in the country with her boyfriend Mike, but all is not well: she has been seeing a ghost with glowing red eyes, watching her from the shadows. As the party progresses, and trapped inside by a raging snowstorm, they learn they are not alone…

Will any of them emerge on the other side of the “End of Time” alive?

A feature-length screenplay.

Read a sample below, or download a PDF sample here.

DEATHSUN 2012 (sample)

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Paper book version coming soon to Amazon.com, LuLu.com, and Esty.com.

 

The Vegan Transformation – Michael Lanfield of TARVE interview

I’ve started a new project called The Vegan Transformation.

People all over the world are realizing the many benefits of a compassionate vegan diet. I’ll be bringing you video interviews of people telling their stories of how becoming a vegan transformed their lives. Here you will find inspiration, knowledge, and hope for The Vegan Transformation on Earth.

-Produced by Dave Sloma for Rockin’ Films

Here is the first interview:

http://www.thevegantransformation.com

See TARVE’s site at http://www.tarve.ca

“Me, the Mob, and the Music” book win! Support community radio CIUT!

Here is my video update, and I’m talking about the book “Me, the Mob, and the Music” by Tommy James that I won in a contest from the radio show Vinyl from the CIUT Crypt!

Tommy James and The Shondells were one of the biggest groups of the 1960’s and their music is used today in many films and TV shows. Famous for such hits as “Mony Mony” and “Crimson and Clover,” Tommy James remains an active force in music today, and is an inspiration of all that was good about the Sixties. “Crimson and Clover” is one of my favourite songs of all time, and it still gives me chills to hear it! Fantastic music and timeless, innovative sounds that still are fresh!

Tommy was kind enough to offer a copy of his book as a prize to the radio show, and even autographed it to me! I can’t wait to read it, and will make another video with my thoughts about the book, so check back for that.

Here is a link to an archive of the stellar interview of Tommy James by DJ nico from Vinyl from the CIUT Crypt on September 17, 2011 in Toronto on 89.5FM (www.CIUT.fm): http://soundcloud.com/nicochelseagirl/tommy-james-interview

You can watch my video update now:


Support community radio! CIUT is having their funding drive right now. Please support them if you can: http://www.CIUT.fm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It’s almost here!!!

I love solar power!

This guy’s house is an inspiration! It’s solar powered and humble. It’s made small on purpose, so you can live in it while you make planned-for additions!

Today’s Visionaries Making a Difference – Tania Marie – Artist – “Earth Box” + Spring Wishes March 2011

http://blip.tv/file/4945969

I was a winner of Tania Marie’s “Today’s Visionaries Making a Difference” contest! Here’s a video I made, where I step in front of the camera to talk about the wonderful gift I received from the inspiring visionary artist Tania Marie, in honour of me also taking steps to make my dreams and desires come true for a better world.

Save community radio and free speech! CKLN fm needs your help!

88.1.CKLN on the FM dial in the Toronto area (and worldwide streaming online) needs your support!

This beloved community radio station is in danger of losing it’s broadcast license.

Please do what you can to help: contact the CRTC, sign the petition, tell your local member of parliament (MP) that you support community radio and want CKLN to stay on the air!

Full contact info is on www.CKLN.fm as well as full details of the situation.

update about electric trains in Toronto

Here’s an update I received about electric trains in Toronto. This is a group dedicated to having the proposed new rail link in Toronto be electric trains, not diesel. This is important, as the proposal calls for over 400 trains per day to roar through Toronto!

-Dave

more info/comments: info@cleantrain.ca

ATTEND: THE CLEAN TRAIN DEMONSTRATION

We demand that Metrolinx NOT purchase diesel trains for the air-rail link to Pearson Airport.

Wednesday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St

2 blocks north of College St, west of Yonge St

CALL: 416 205 5807 TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR CBC RADIO ON THE ELECTRIFICATION.

VOLUNTEER: send your name to info@cleantrain.ca to help deliver flyers in your area.

Policy shift on electric trains is a giant step forward– and the fight is far from over

We just won an INCREDIBLE victory yesterday in the battle for electric trains and healthy transit. The Air Rail Link is now top priority for electrification, and the Georgetown and Lakeshore routes are being recommended to the Province to become the regional electric rail corridors.

Everyone who is part of the Clean Train Coalition should feel proud at the fact that Metrolinx is now admitting that we have been right all along: Electric Trains are the way to GO!

The Electrification Study that CTC compelled them to undertake will set transit policy across Canada, and will advance the case for healthy and sustainable urban transit. These policy discussions will continue into the future, and CTC will be part as the dialogue continues in days to come.

But today our struggle continues. Their plans still include using diesel trains to launch expanded service for the ARL and GO. They are still negotiating the order for buying Diesel Multiple Unit trains for the Air Rail Link, and say these will be converted sometime after they get running. There are serious concerns about noise as well as air pollution: diesel ARL trains would be much louder than electric trains and they would blast their way through our communities every 15 minutes for 20 hours a day!

Do you trust the promise by Metrolinx, when there is no actual plan for conversion of the ARL diesels once they buy them, when the cost of converting from Diesel to Electric is more than buying electric trains up front, and when the only reason driving this is to meet commitments for a 2 week tourist event that adding more bus and train service to the existing GO schedule could handle as effectively? The Pan Am Games are no excuse for inflicting diesel trains on our communities for decades.

We MUST get them to build it right, from the start!

On January 26th the CTC is holding a demonstration in front of the Central YMCA on 20 Grosvenor Street, starting at 8:30 AM. It is an important opportunity to let the Metrolinx Board of Directors and the Provincial Government that there is a gap between words and deeds. We will not stand by silently while the Provincial Government hopes they can sound good for the next election. Talking electric while buying diesel is not good enough, and we vote for electric trains.

CBC radio is taking calls on the electrification, so please call them! Topics can include why diesel, even tier 4 is bad for our health, why diesel trains to the airport pollute more than cars, how incredibly noisy the ‘latest, most modern’ diesel trains are since GO put them online last year, why the Pan Am games ‘green and sustainable’ shouldn’t be the excuse for diesel, why does it now take 22 years to do what in 2001 experts said would take 33 months. Tell your friends. Make this the most called item ever on CBC.

Our Next Steps:

PLEASE ATTEND the CTC Demo, January 26th 8:30am at the Central YMCA before the Metrolinx Board Meeting to demand that Metrolinx purchase electric and not diesel trains for the air-rail link to Pearson Airport. Bring a sign with a positive message, like “GO ELECTRIC NOW!”

PLEASE CALL 416 205 5807 to leave a message for CBC radio on the need for electrification.

PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS. Delivering flyers locally ensures people in your community get informed and are encouraged to take action. Register at info@cleantrain.ca to help connect your local area.

The Clean Train Coalition is a non-partisan volunteer group that represents the communities along the rail corridor. We believe that a healthy environment and vibrant neighbourhoods depend on smart investment in public transit infrastructure. Build it once, build it right! For more information please see www.cleantrain.

Help get the word out – get your neighbours to sign up to

This message was sent to you by Clean Train Coalition

Please support community radio and alternative media

CKLN 88.1 FM http://www.ckln.fm/ and CIUT 89.5 FM http://www.ciut.fm/ here in Toronto (and world-wide streaming online) are in the midst of their current funding drives, so please give if you can.

Dr. Len Horowitz on Coast to Coast AM right now

“…we are all brothers and sisters of the spirit..” He’s got some good info – Dr. Len Horowitz

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