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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Our 2nd international member ... from Canada

The following is a message to the Greenlights from Jayme Gianola, our second international member. Along with her message, she sent two photos of High Park in Toronto, "one of Toronto's beautiful downtown green spaces." Over to you, Jayme.
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Photo: Jayme Gianola

Thanks for your invitation to join!

I'm a yoga teacher and writer living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've been involved in various environmental causes over the past several years. City dwellers are faced with different types of environmental issues: preservation of green space, waste disposal and recycling, and the prevention of suburban sprawl. Being an environmentalist in the city can mean different things to different people. For me, it means biking or using public transit instead of an automobile (I don't own a car), recycling and composting, volunteering to clean up and do gardening in the local park, and speaking out on issues that affect the environment in our province (the placement of new landfills, development in environmentally sensitive areas, etc.). It also means adopting simplicity as a lifestyle, cultivating compassion and awareness for all the city's inhabitants, and being aware of how individual actions can affect the whole.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about the Greenlights and finding ways to get involved!

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Photo: Jayme Gianola

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