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First Nations declare health emergency


TORONTO — First Nations leaders from northern Ontario declared a public-health emergency on Thursday related to what they called a dire shortage of basic medical supplies and an epidemic of suicides among young people.

I cannot believe it! We have to put a stop to this injustice. Let’s all DO SOMETHING.

Contact David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, our Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne (directly from this link) or send our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau a letter with your thoughts. Share this information with people who may not have access to this kind of news.

If you want to speak up, but do not have the words or are not sure where to begin, use this letter I sent as a reference.

David Zimmer
Email: dzimmer.mpp@liberal.ola.org
Address:
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Suite 400
160 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E6
Tel: 416-325-5110

Kathleen Wynne
https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/default.aspx

Justin Trudeau
Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
Address:(No postage required!)
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6
Tel: 1 613 995-0253

Source: First Nations declare health emergency – TimminsToday.com

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Where does -IT- go in Ontario?

If you’re curious about how to properly dispose of broken record players, CDs, old phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic waste (e-waste) check this out:  Where does it go? – RecycleYourElectronics.ca.

Just type in your postal code and you’ll see lots of places & events that will properly dispose of e-waste! Some may arrange to pick it up from you, but there might be a small fee.

If you want some other incentives, donate to reBOOT, a registered charity.
$$$ You’ll receive a tax receipt $$$
Plus, you’ll be helping kids/adults who are in need of a computer.

***It’s important to properly dispose of e-waste because the materials used to make the technology are still valuable –even if the electronic is no longer working. ***

Why put lives in danger mining for a material we already have a lot of?  I don’t want that stuff being wasted in landfills! I especially wouldn’t want it leaching into the ground or accidentally finding itself in animals’ bellies :[

 

“Most of the parts – steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and made into new products. Also, lots of electronic equipment like computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.” – Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)

Want to know more about what’s inside your electronics + how good it feels to reuse?
Read: SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

Nothing like the Yukon.

Toronto.snowdaymaybe just a little.  

No. Not really.

ART MARKET X-MASTRAVAGANZA!!

If you’re living in/around Oakville, ON and you want to see more of my stuff, there is another market Sun 21 10am-4pm  @ the same place posted above.


Today went well at the x-mas craft sale.  :]
I got to speak to some great people and inspire others about reusing and being consumer-conscious.

I had some great conversations brainstorm sessions with people mainly about reusing the plastic ‘shell’ of pens and finding a way to make my Reversed Pigment (a.k.a Bleachers) clothing more environmentally friendly.

My next goal in regards to that is “bleaching” clothing with high-grade peroxide or a lemon juice/vinegar mix.
I’ll let readers know the results.

I’m so happy being able to get out there and talk to people. Just to get the ball rolling, and to INSPIRE!!!

One of the thoughts I brought up (in general terms and not in any way about my own creations)

Focus on the products you buy.

Who you support.
Where it comes from.
How much material is in it, and if that material is actually necessary.