"Burning 1 L of gasoline produces approximately 2.3 kg of CO2"
This is why Calgary will have a hard time implementing the "sustainable transportation hierarchy" (http://bikeportland.org/…/uploa…/2015/01/green-hierarchy.jpg). Just to note, Brussels is at 72 out of the 100 cities ranked (https://www.kfzteile24.de/best-and-worst-cities-to-drive-usd) and has a 100 out of a 100 Walk Score (https://www.walkscore.com/score/brussels). Calgary has a Walk Score of 48 (https://www.walkscore.com/CA-AB/Calgary). By the way, Vancouver's Walk Score is 97 (https://www.walkscore.com/score/vancouver-ca).
The director of Car Less in Calgary, Peter Tombrowski, is featured in a Canadian Press article about cutting the costs of vehicle ownership.
#CALGARY will be hosting Walk21 from Sept 19-22, 2017! Walk21 is an International Conference of Walking and Liveable Communities. The Call for Contributions is now open. For more information, visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/walk21calgary/
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Excellent article in Swerve today. Happy Earth Day!
We have been helping out with this international disability film festival (www.ptff.org) for several years now. If you are in Calgary, come on down and enjoy some great films (March 16-18). If you're not in or near Calgary then we encourage you to look within your own community and see what your local disability arts community is doing. You might just get entertained, inspired and educated.
Today is the start! Join us for fabulous film, fun and free popcorn!
This morning starts with shorts...lots of 'em! Filmmakers
Jamie and Julien Escallon (Canad...a) will be on hand to talk about "A world for all" and Jenna Kanell about her award-winning film "Bumblebees".
For festival details visit www.ptff.org
Check out Baconfest 3 today for some "engaging dialogue about urban planning."
Dates: February 3 and 10, 2016.
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m., discussion to begin at 6 p.m.)
Location: Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library (2nd Floor, 616 Macleod Trail S.E.)
You're invited! Join us for Baconfest 3, starting this Wednesday, for urban planning films and discussion... and yes, bacon.
This year’s films explore personal ...narratives of residents impacted by issues of conventional public housing in America; explore the ways of architect and planner Daniel Hudson Burnham who built some of the world's first skyscrapers; examine how contemporary Japanese architects strive to unite the ways of modern man with old construction philosophies; and much more.
Baconfest is FREE to attend. Learn more about the dates, films and Edmund Bacon at calgary.ca/baconfest
"Start Here" - a poem by Peter Tombrowski the director of Car Less in Calgary Movie.
There is no indoors, only outdoors.
Everything we do is outdoors.
Outdoors is not a place we go to....
Outdoors is where we are all the time.
I live in the outdoors.
Outdoors is my home.
I am the master of my home.
You are a guest in my home.
I take care of my guests in my home.
I am a guest in your home.
I count on you to take care of me in your home.
I am a guest in the outdoors.
We are outdoors together.
COP21 #COP21 #ClimateChange
We keep on wanting THEM (politicians, governments, industry, organizations, etc.) to make the visionary changes. But THEY are only half of the solution. YOU are the other half. What are you doing to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover” in your own environment that is beyond your norm? What visionary changes are YOU going to implement and are willing to accept in your life? It is a process that takes time, but it's necessary and worthwhile. BE BRAVE. COP21 #COP21 #ClimateChange
Check out this short documentary about: "Children living in the Amsterdam neighbourhood De Pijp fight for a play street without cars in 1972." https://youtu.be/YY6PQAI4TZE
Be sure to check out the neighbourhood as it is now on Google Street View - https://goo.gl/maps/YajXfSoS9XC2
FREE MOVIE RENTAL! In honour of World Car Free Day today, rent "Car Less in Calgary" for free from September 22-27, 2015. Please use promo code: WCFD2015. Give your car a break and watch a movie instead.