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Summer for the Green at Heart
Gateway to healthy, ecological summer fun and activity...
(a People- & Planet-Friendly Portal & Guide)

Summer Calendar – unique activities, events, retreats and gatherings across Ontario, Eastern Canada and beyond. From canoe tours in the city; to eco- and activist retreats; to grassroots festivals. The focus is on fun, summery events. (For events year-round, plus more 'serious' events & conferences, please see the P&PF Calendar).

Eco-Experience Places across North America – fun, experience, community and involvement! From organic havens to nature retreats... from wilderness trips to ecovillages and more. Tours, workshops, outdoor activities, volunteering, internships, work exchange, special events. See also The Community Page.

WWOOF – An amazing diversity of organic farms, gardens and businesses have opportunities – from a few days to a few months – where you can work in exchange for accommodation, organic home-cooked meals, learning and fun. Locations across Canada and around the world. More than meets the eye.

Green Travel – for those who wish to experience the world and its people ...without destroying them. Ecotourism Ecovillages Budget Travel Working Holidays Hostelling Educational Travel Student Travel

Green Recreation – Parks/Outdoors/Nature Gardening Walking/Hiking Cycling Canoeing & Kayaking Outdoors Clubs Art/Music More

Green Transportation – choices for better health, lifestyle, and your pocket book. Public Transportation Car Pooling Ride Sharing Car Sharing Rentals Bicycling Bikesharing Human Powered Vehicles Walking More

Organic Gateway – from good food boxes, to organic getaways, to eco-careers. Organic, sustainable, small-scale, local.

Community & Communication – includes a portal to alternative communities and ecovillages; how to create 'community' anywhere; communication, teamwork and leadership, including talking circle techniques; annual events and gatherings; organizations, publications, more.

GoodWork – This time of year GoodWork has great summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and activities. Peace, environment, sustainable living, activism, more. To receive the listings when posted, subscribe to the GoodWork e-mail list. And don't miss the great resources and opportunities linked from the GoodWork website.

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  Summer thoughts...

"Do not burn yourselves out.... Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure & adventure." – Edward Abbey (2)

"Are you all urbanites? City life puts people to sleep." – Michael Schmidt (organic family farmer)

"...to free ourselves ... embrace all living creatures and the whole
of nature ..." –
Einstein (2)

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight seeing'." – Daniel J. Boorstin

Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had ever happened." Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given you." – Tolkien (2)

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror." – Ken Keyes

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