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Wanted: "thoughtful fun" activity leaders

Do you have friends? Do you have an activity in mind that you'd like to host? What can I do to help you make your first activity day/morning/afternoon/evening happen THIS MONTH?

My goal: create a kit for others to host their own "activity day" based on real-life, successful activity days.

The activities should be something that can happen with a group of friends (5-10 people) and hosted at a person's house. Last night I mentioned craft-specific activities such as scrapbooking, DIY t-shirts. But the activities could also be guided nature walks, clean-up-the-park (garbage picking), or ... you name it!! Pick something that's fun and that you already know your friends will enjoy. Add a Green theme to your activity (creating an "outdoor" scrapbook layout, making campaign t-shirts, watching a green-themed movie, making music/jam night etc) and give it a purpose (celebrate the end of summer, celebrate the cherry tomato harvest, you can even make it political if you think your friends would be "ok" with that).

Let me know what your ideas are and let's get this party started!

Positively Excited

Last night I won the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Green Party of Canada nomination meeting. That means when the next federal election rolls 'round, my name will be on the ballot. This is the speech that I gave last night at the nomination meeting. And this is the audience that's already starting to make the world a better place:

These folks are going to make change happen

Update: the video of the speech is available online too.

Circular Logic

Last Friday I emailed the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) and asked:

Bruce Power has proposed shipping the steam generators with no additional container surrounding the units.
Is this a safe method of transport according to IAEA guidelines?

Strangely the response came back as a series of quotes from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission presentations saying they intended to follow IAEA guidelines. But that's not what I asked.

So I tried again in my response:

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