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This page lists those who have made a supporting donation to the People- & Planet-Friendly and requested a listing on this page. Many thanks to all our donors – over two hundred people. To learn more about how and why to support the Planet-Friendly, please see our donation page.

Groups & Organizations

Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC) – a group which formalizes the principle of cyclists standing up for each other. Formed in August 1996 as a community response to a particularly brutal two weeks which saw two cyclists killed by trucks and another two arrested on a Critical Mass ride. Support & legal advice to cyclists involved in car-bike collisions; to educate the public on cyclists' rights; and to hold direct actions aimed at changing society's dependence on the automobile. Committed to the principles of non-violence, participatory democracy and active inclusion. 761 Queen St. W., Toronto, M6J 1G1. 416 504-2918 ext.1

Agoo Agii, Inc. – Experience the benefits of a renewed relationship of the nature at your feet with our eco-innovative skin care products and massage oils. Our products are made from plants common to your neighbourhood and are 100% alcohol and petroleum product free. We sell retail and wholesale.

Befriending the Earth, Ottawa. [Befriending the Earth offers courses, workshops, community gardening and more at Centrepointe House in Nepean/Ottawa and at Tucker House Renewal Centre, east of Ottawa. To hear about their latest activities, try: or or - ed]

Centre for Social Justice – Campaigns to narrow the gap between rich and poor, reduce the corporate domination of Canadian politics, and other policies that promote economic and social justice. Our charitable sister organization, the CSJ Foundation for Research and Education, produces reports and educational materials on social and economic issues, including research on economic inequality, democracy, and the search for policy alternatives. David Langille, Co-Director, 489 College Street, Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A5 Tel: 416-927-0777 Fax: 416-927-7771

CO2 Creative – Graphic Design & Creative Services for the environmental sector and sustainable business.

The Cotton Dolphin – Luxuriously knitted organic cotton linens and accessories. 705-835-7592

David Suzuki Foundation

Earth Island Journal – news of the world environment. Published quarterly by the non-profit Earth Island Institute, Earth Island Journal is committed to uncompromising reports of social, political and environmental issues from around the globe. Noted for its in-depth exposÚs, international coverage and solution-based journalism, Earth Island Jounal also provides the news you need to conserve, protect and restore our planet.

Earthlinks Workshops & Counseling – Workshops: The Menstrual Mysteries: reclaiming menstrual power, pleasure & creativity; Meditative Pilates: exploring & empowering body, mind, voice & spirit; Creative Energy & Sexual Energy: exploring the links. Also: one-on-one counseling in the areas of menstrual wellness & personal creative development. 416-658-0908

Earthroots is a non-profit, grassroots, environmental organization dedicated to protecting wilderness, wildlife and watersheds through research, education and action 416-599-0152

Ecology Retreat Centre – A retreat centre offering ecology related hands-on courses in Permaculture, Strawbale Construction, Solar/Wind/Wood/Water energy, Masonry Fireplace construction. The centre also provides meeting space, accommodation & vegetarian meals for groups up to 80 people. RR#1, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Y8. Russell Scott Phone: 519-941-4560 Fax: 519-942-3951

Everdale Environmental Learning Centre – a non-profit learning centre, working organic farm, diverse wildlife habitat, and sustainable technology showcase. Workshops on organic gardening, herbs, strawbale construction, solar & wind power, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, more. One hour northwest of Toronto. Bus & train service to Georgetown (we can pick you up). Gavin Dandy 519-855-6533

Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) – "Intentional Community" is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams. The FIC provides publications, referrals, support services, and sharing opportunities for a wide range of intentional communities, cohousing groups, ecovillages, community networks, support organizations, and people seeking a home in community. 660-883-5545

FoodShare Toronto – Community development food projects; food security education & advocacy. Phone: 416-392-6653 Fax: 416-392-6650. Community Gardening Network: 238 Queen St. W., lower level, Toronto ON, M5V 1Z7.

Green Tags Ontario – Put more green on the grid, no matter where you live in Ontario, or who you buy your electricity from. Created and administered by a community-based non-profit co-op, in partnership with independent wind energy developers. Other groups are invited to join the program. Help create a co-operative community base for wind power in Ontario, before the multinationals move in. [this listing is sponsored by an individual donor, in support of Green Tags Ontario]

Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show – Canada's largest public, organic event. Annual event. Organic trade show & food-tasting fair with over a hundred tables - free to the public. Over thirty workshops & courses for all levels of interest, novice to experienced grower. Theme for 2002: Organic Agriculture & The Farm Economy. Guelph University Centre, January 25-27, 2002. Info, sponsorship: 519-824-4120 x2558

Green Ideas Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communication Consulting Services. Rodney Muir, Hons. B. Comm., M.B.A. 416-535-9918

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre Toronto – Canoe Instruction, Kayak Instruction, Canoe Rentals, Sea Kayak Rentals, Group Paddling, ORCA/CRCA Canoe Certification & Sea Kayak Certification Paddling School

Harvest Homes – Providing planning, design, owner-assist and full construction services for strawbale, ecologically responsible and healthy buildings across Ontario and abroad. Ben Polley 519-822-0360

Green Tourism Association – Committed to establishing an urban green tourism industry in the Toronto region. An industry that is ecologically sound, fosters appreciation of and respect for diverse cultural and natural heritage, and strengthens local economies and communities. Publishes "The Other Guide to Toronto" and "The Other Map". 416-392-1288

Healthy Home Services Inc. – A unique selection of healthier home & garden products, available through our website. Also: organic lawn care and indoor air quality assessment services in the Toronto area. Phone: 416-410-4247 Fax: 905-882-1747 Toll Free: 1-866-870-6970

Kate Kempton, Lawyer – For legal services, and advocacy, media, strategic planning and campaign services in relation to environmental, indigenous peoples' and human rights law and issues, contact Kate Kempton at or phone 416-981-9374.

Live Lightly Developments – Architectural services for those searching to Live Lightly on this planet. From small renovations to new co-operative communities, the impact that your building has on the planet is remarkable - ensure that your home or business is designed & built with the utmost care. 416-406-0880

Mad River Clothing Company Manufacturers of eco-friendly clothes for infants and children. Organic cotton, hemp and hemp blends and fleece made from recycled plastic.On-line shopping available. Mad River also makes eco-friendly promotional clothing and accessories for non-profit and corporate organizations. 3 Caroline St W, Creemore, ON 1-800-268-6055

Natural Steps – dedicated to helping you take the first steps toward living in harmony with nature, our fellow human beings, and most importantly, yourself...

Participative Designs Inc. – assists clients implement programs that transform organizations and work groups into dynamic, productive and innovative business units. Leadership workshops; consulting; facilitation

Permaculture Community Action Worknet – (PCAW). Permaculture (permanent culture) is the conscious design of sustainable human systems which have the diversity, stability & resilience of natural ecosystems. We design our gardens, homes & neighbourhoods to derive maximum benefit with minimal waste or pollution. Permaculture has applications in agriculture, architecture, economics, community health & social issues. The PCAW offers courses & workshops to assist your efforts towards community sustainability. Richard Griffith, RR1, Ravenna, ON N0E 2E0. tel. 519-599-5107

Seeds of Diversity – a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and the use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, member seed exchange, presentations, publications and exhibits, we teach and encourage seed saving of vegetables, fruits and grains suitable for the diverse climates of Canada.

Seventh Generation Community Projects – Sustainable Living workshops, seminars, tours, conferences & trade shows in the Ottawa area. Strawbale building, renewable energy, water issues, healthy indoor environments, food issues; waste & recycling; tours of sustainable models such as homes & businesses; permaculture; bau-biologie. 613-839-3997,

Silent Partners – an eco-spiritual adventure novel by Hugh Perry.

Toronto Community Foundation – For Toronto. For Good. Vision: To ensure the vitality of Toronto and make it the best place to live, work, learn and grow, through the power of giving. Mission: To connect philanthropy to community needs and opportunities.

Toronto Public Space Committee – working to democratise our public spaces which have become dominated by automobiles, advertising and private interest. We need to level the playing field by reducing corporate visual pollution and increasing independent expression on our streets. For our collective health and safety, we are also dedicated to reducing our city's dependance on the private automobile by encouraging the use of clean and safe modes of transportation.

Women’s Healthy Environments Network – Distributor of the video: Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer and the accompanying guidebook Taking Action for A Healthy Future ($10). Also: video library; video showings; Environment & Health course with Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg and others; more. 416-928-0880 517 College St. #233, Toronto M6G 4A2

Wright Financial Services – Accounting/Bookkeeper/Finance-Management Consultant seeks full-time, part-time, or subcontract position in the not-for-profit community or for small businesses with an environmental or social justice orientation. Fifteen years experience in public accounting, for all types of organizations; extensive voluntary experience with philanthropic and cultural charities; entrepreneurial skills; proficient with a wide range of software. Also: research and writing skills (see writing samples at link below). Contact: Daniel Wright, tel. 416-227-9693 (Toronto)


Susan Berry

Kate Brooks, Brooke Oland, Liam & Linnaea

David Burman DDS PhD, Dental Care Centre, 81 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4T 1M7 416-961-8778, fax: 416-961-5776

Kate Chung

Alison Gale

Suzanne Graham

Leah Hagreen

Seana Irvine

Mark Keffer, Waterloo, Ontario. Anyone else working on Living Machines (recirculating phytoremediation aquaponic systems) – please send me a note!

Laszlo Kramar, Toronto

Tanmayo Krupanszky

James G. Laidlaw, The Sustainability Forum
Ottawa, Ontario 613-564-7764

John Liss, B.Sc., LL.B. Toronto

Eric Mills editor/graphic design

Elizabeth Nyburg

Nancy Palardy & Chris Winter

Mark Pomerantz, Toronto

Joanna Richardson

Bryan Timm "Please keep on your readers to help out - this service is amazing!"

Mitra Vala "Like most People & Planet-Friendly readers, I could never donate what this service is really worth to me; so I had to settle with what I could afford. I hope that enough of us can afford to donate something to help keep the service going."

Bob Willard

Enid Wray

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Reader Feedback

Our readers have supported us in many ways – attending events, submitting listings, forwarding our bulletins, spreading the word at their homes & offices, offering feedback, and letting us know about useful resources. Here is some of the feedback we've received...

"Thanks for your great service. I've used it to connect and find events to attend for almost a year."

"I've written several news stories based on events you've listed" (prominent local journalist)

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say hello and let you know that I really appreciate the P&PF emails I receive. It's really important to know what's going on in our area (if only there actually was time in my life to attend more of the events!). Thank you, thank you, thank you."

"Thanks for listing the renovation and repair event. Many people showed up as a result of this list."

"I am so impressed! Here I was trying to come up with upcoming events for our members newsletter when into my mailbox pops this fantastic list of stuff going on all across Ontario! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will certainly try and think of ways to spread the word about the work you are doing! Wow!"

"Provides a good overview of events not ordinarily advertised."

"Just dropping you a note telling you how much I look forward to and appreciate these listings. I've been following them for quite some time and always enjoy the diverse collection of events and activities listed."

"Thanks for spreading the word about our meeting on Tuesday. We ended up with one of our best attended Volunteer Nights ever! Thanks!"

"Thanks for the listing of events, which we will post for students and faculty to see."

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm, feedback & support!

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