GUEST POST: Hope and Progress in Eco-Friendly Initiatives Around the Nation
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GUEST POST: Hope and Progress in Eco-Friendly Initiatives Around the Nation

As a special treat for Urban Bandit readers, Cliff Barre, co-author of the fabulous blog Peace, Love, & Travel with Cliff and Tiff, gives us his rundown of inspiring projects across the US to remind us that there’s lots of good green stuff going on out there! Please enjoy this guest post by Cliff. **** Many … Continue reading

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Rob Ford Rides the City: Challenging Toronto’s Mayor to Cycle for a Day
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Rob Ford Rides the City: Challenging Toronto’s Mayor to Cycle for a Day

***UPDATE: The invitation to the Mayor to give cycling a try has been signed by over 1,000 people at http://www.change.org/robfordrides. A letter to the Mayor’s office was sent via email on September 10, 2013, which you can read here.*** Toronto’s Mayor Ford hasn’t been the biggest supporter of cycling in the city. During his time … Continue reading

Upcoming Trash Talk: The Urban Era – Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities
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Upcoming Trash Talk: The Urban Era – Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities

Please join me on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the University of Toronto’s 7th Annual Peace, Conflict & Justice Conference. This year’s theme is The Urban Era: Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities and I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on Urban Environmentalism: Cities and Green Initiatives in the Global North and South. Registration is FREE and all are … Continue reading

Girls can plumb too! The many benefits of repair
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Girls can plumb too! The many benefits of repair

The faucet in my kitchen was starting to leak….a lot. Having never dealt with a leaky faucet I figured the whole fixture needed to be replaced. After standing in Canadian Tire (yes, that’s a real store in Canada that, contrary to the name, sells much more than tires) ogling fancy $200 models I decided to go … Continue reading

How Many Lives does this T-shirt Cost?
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How Many Lives does this T-shirt Cost?

In the wake of Black Friday, as consumers gave thanks for the mega deals, a tragedy in the developing world provided a stark reminder of the impacts of our consumption and drive for profit. On Saturday night, November 26, 2012, at least 112 workers were killed in a Bangladesh garment factory. Some broke windows, jumping from … Continue reading