I took this photo a few years ago at a Luminato event in Queen’s Park. I love the art in Toronto. Last month I set up my own “installation” in Trinity Bellwood Park on Nuit Blanche to talk to Canadians about the Idle No More Movement and changes to our Environmental Policies. Last Sunday I went for a beautiful fall walk thru Parkdale, Queen West and Kensington. It appears that there is a lot of Idle No More installations in these neighbourhoods. One might also call it graffiti. I am going to attempt each month to do something to help keep this in people’s minds. If you are so inclined scroll thru my Wednesday (Harper) and Thursday (First Nations and our Environment) posts to see what changes are happening to Canada. If you want to have a great source of updates become Facebook friends with Idle No More and Desmog Canada. If you ever feel romantic about the ’60s and what was accomplished, get excited you are living in the same moment. This will be a time in our history when future generations will ask you “Where were you when all of that was happening?”
My simple question; with all of our land and the bullk of it being unused why are we not laying down solar panels and erecting windmills? We have the space, we have that energy source. Hell I will even keep paying the 1% their 99% of the monies, I simply request a clean energy source. That’s all. Not some Hippie Utopia where we are all equal just a world that is not poisoning itself.
I am always in awe that we are not supporting our First Nations communities in their quest to save our Canadian Wilderness. Seems other people are too.
So based on my last Friday post I am going to try to do something good. Something refreshingly light when it comes to the topic of Gay People.
I don’t know if I believe we have entered into a new era of Environmental soundness but maybe we can stop moving backwards for a while.