- Published on Sunday, 23 September 2012 09:44
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More than 120 of Canada’s best chefs are preparing for Soupstock, being billed by organizers as the largest culinary protest in the world. It’s a sequel to 2011’s Foodstock, where dozens of chefs, farmers, musicians and 28,000 supporters gathered to protest against the proposed quarry in the area north of Shelburne.
By The Canadian Press, September 23, 2012
Posted in "The Chronical Herald"
- Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:17
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With an eye on climate change, a British startup creates a new form of the ancient building material
By Michael Rosenwald
Smithsonian magazine, December 2011
“You know, cement is everywhere,” Nikolaos Vlasopoulos, an environmental engineer at Imperial College in London, says while sitting in a brightly lit college conference room in a hulking seven-story building held up by the topic of conversation. “It’s all around us.”
Last year, the world produced 3.6 billion tons of cement—the mineral mixture that solidifies into concrete when added to water, sand and other materials—and that amount could increase by a billion tons by 2050. Globally, the only substance people use more of than concrete, in total volume, is water.
- Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:18
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Continuing Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR)
CESAR members visited the mega quarry site in September 2011 where the clearing of the land had already begun. CESAR has been working closely with the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) to create awareness around this environmental catastrophe.
Read more of this story on their website.
Posted on th CESAR website.
- Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:57
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The Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment (CONE), also supporters of NDACT, have an informative magazine-like newsletter.
"Understanding Quarries and Pits" is just this is just one of the articles in this informative magazine-like newsletter.
Taken from their Autumn 2011 Newsletter, "On the Edge"
Written by Robert Patrick, CONE President
- Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:59
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When I heard about NDP MP (Beaches-East York) Matthew Kellway’s bus tour to see the site of where the proposed quarry would be, I sent out an email in hopes I could join them to see first hand what it was all about. The bus was packed with concerned city folk, media, and various politicians including the tour’s co-organizer NDP MP (Toronto – Danforth) Craig Scott, NDP MP (Parkdale – High Park) Peggy Nash, NDP MP (Scarborough – Rouge River) Rathika Sitsabaiesan, and NDP MPP (Davenport) and environment critic for Ontario Jonah Schein.
Together we travelled 1.5 hours northwest of Toronto, up to the highest point in south and central Ontario.
By Anice Wong, August 14, 2012
Posted in her Blog http://anicewong.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/not-just-a-hole-in-the-ground/