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Fight Global Warming Balloonacy!

The amazing folks at newmindspace.com are teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund / SaveOurClimate.ca to put on a free, all day event TOMORROW (Thursday, Nov. 2nd) at METRO HALL that’ll bring the city’s attention to what our daily activities are doing to our planet.

(I know this isn’t directly related to biking, but I know that I’ve become a lot more environmental having to breathe the exhaust from the hundreds of cars that are right beside me every single day as I bike to and from work… oh yeah, and I’d rather my kids grow up with cleaner air and the world not being a barren scorched desert.)

Basically, what’s happening is they are building a giant black cloud out of many many many black balloons filled with helium. They are using the same amount of helium as the average amount of greenhouse gases the average Canadian puts into the atmosphere each and every day.

Here’s the email I just got from the newmindspace newsletter (with minor edits by me):

This is for everybody, even if you didn’t make it to the planning meeting you are more than welcome to come! We need lots of help and we would love to see you there.

We need the most help at 5 AM tomorrow morning, which is approximately 12 hours from now. The two things we will need the most help with:

Inflating balloons
Drawing the giant Panda mural
(If you are interested in doing the mural, please wear something you won’t mind getting chalky. It washes out but it’s still kind of messy.)

We will meet at Metro Hall Square which is at King St. W + John St. The square itself is the large concrete plaza in between Metro Hall and Roy Thompson Hall.

The best way to get there is to take the Queen streetcar to John and walk south. The King streetcar will not be running yet.

Remember to dress for the weather! Thankfully it isn’t going to be super-cold, and there will be coffee, hot chocolate + some kind of snack available.

If you absolutely can’t make it for 5, come by during the day :)

Another thing you can help with: If you have a blog, PLEASE write about the event.

If you have any questions, e-mail us or call 416 875 4795 (preferred).

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