ODDjobs

Things done IRL.

Start LIVING Your Life, Stop Letting People Tell You What the Fuck Do To

Richie is one of my old friends and I love the things he says about self-policing and being “broken” as a child due to this and social restrictions.

Take the time to listen and, if you are interested, take his course on Social Media Selling! It could change your life :o

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Wildlife Entanglement

Marine wildlife death by entanglement is something we should all be aware of. Thousands of miles and literally tons of derelict rope and fishing nets are littered into our water.

I found out that there are 682 beaches out there. We must keep them clean and safe in order to sustain life on this planet. So let’s support a good cause and help clean up fishing nets!

Check out the link below to learn about what is done to prevent marine wildlife entanglement.

Source: Wildlife Entanglement – Planet Love Life

A Tribe Called Red – The Rez Tour Recap

“[…] recap video of the Rez Tour we did in August when we went to six reserves in Ontario to present the show that we perform around the world. The shows were free and all ages, and we also got to meet the local youth during workshops. It was truly special to be able to do this and to show the youth that they are important and that people just like them can succeed. It was important for us to be able to give back to our community that continue to be the inspiration for our music and especially to its youth that is currently facing a terrible suicide epidemic. It was a truly beautiful life changing experience that we will forever be grateful for. So here is the video, shot by our friend Jon Riera […]”  – Copied straight from A Tribe Called Red‘s latest Newsletter

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It is so great to see musicians working toward real change in communities. These men really stick to their roots. This kind of positive energy gives me a lot of hope for the years to come.

Contamination of Country Food + MEGA DAM

I am in class learning about the current issues connected to Indigenous Enviornmental Studies and I couldn’t help myself from laughing at HEAVY METALS in our soil deposited by MEGA DAMS.
I know… I am awful.

I’ve decided someone needs to start an Eco-Metal band called MEGA DAM.
Start a band with me or steal my idea and show me what you do with it.* This is me being super-serious.

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* better give me cred, yo.

15 Non-Sex Uses for Condoms | Mental Floss

This is great way to recycle condoms when you find some old ones laying around in your sock drawer, or you’re unsure if someone poked holes in them.

Source: 15 Non-Sex Uses for Condoms | Mental Floss

The Boat and the Bomb (2005) – Full Length Documentary

A documentary about the sinking of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior in 1985 on their way to protest France’s nuclear testing in the Pacific.

I am doing a presentation about this historic event in class today. I thought it may be important to know some of the history behind groups like Greenpeace and their efforts for a better, more sustainable world.

“When the world is sick and dying, the people will rise up like Warriors of the Rainbow” — Cree First Nations Prophecy.


 

 

An Interactive Dive of the Rainbow Warrior’s Resting Place – It is beautiful how coral has grown over the ship!

Educational Graffiti – COOL Things to Do in the Classroom –

Yellow Fish Road™ Program is a Toronto and Region Conservation initiative that offers students a FREE half-day of curriculum-linked learning.

This hands-on program allows students and participants to get involved in community outreach action by getting out there and DOING something! Yellow Fish Road™ uses a PowerPoint presentation, an in-class demonstration and an interactive aspect to help students understand how our storm drains are directly linked to local water bodies without any purification/treatment.

i.e. everything we dump in storm drains goes directly into our water systems!

After students are educated, they can mark local storm drains with yellow fish and share educational pamphlets to homes in the area, helping educate others about storm water pollution.

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* – The program runs from April-October and can be used in schools (grades 2-12), corporate and special interest groups or guides/scouts.

If you want to know how you can get your classroom involved, check out the Yellow Fish Road Website or the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Website

Haveuseen-yellow


Source: Fishes of Toronto: A Guide to their Remarkable World – City of Toronto Biodiversity Series, 2012

A.R.T.T. FREAKS TAKE OVER THE MARKET

Today [Aug 29] I’ll be in Kensington Market at the corner of College & Augusta  once again in a full-fledged A.R.T.T attack!

Me and my artsy friends are selling our work… so come out and support at least ONE of us.

Expect wicked clothing, jewellery, art, SKULLS(?) and lots of other wicked stuff.

+ Spektrum & Polyna- my main gurrls in this shin-diggery  will be there.

CRAZY-cuzthatshowwedoit

KEEP; EYES PEELED

Today [Aug 22] I’ll be in Kensington Market selling modified clothing, shoes and hollow books!

+ My gurrl Spektrum will be selling some hand-made jewels (do I hear some Barbie limbs?!?!)

Spektrum-LADIES

Feat: CTRL GROUP  + Spektrum  @  MADPRIDE 

Mia Hug + How 2 Erasure Poem

Erasure poetry is super-easy and really fun to do! I find it helps when I have writer’s block because the words are already there, I just need to make them something new.

In the Middle of a  Hug

by Cathy Casper
erased by Arisetotrash

just now a halo hugs the moon,
and the earth hugs the moon to her side
the mountains hug the mesas holding them close to the river
while the mesa hugs the valley close about the town
and the deer who can’t hug, touch muzzles
chickadees hug plum tree
branches between their tiny feet
as you will hug me when I open the door
of all the ways to hold close, I treasure this four-armed hug
but when you go, and hugs turn into waves, we need not feel alone
the moon
k [.]nows [T]that the Earth will hold her forever in their turning
so, hold this
aware [,] ness in your heart
we are
always in the middle of a hug

This is what In the Middle of a Hug became after I remove what I erased. For my youngest cousin:

Mia

Just a hug, and the earth hugs her back.
That Earth forever aware,
always in the middle of a hug.

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