David Suzuki throws his weight behind 350's call for the University of Toronto endowment fund to stop investing in fossil fuel corps. The local enviro group points out that U of T divested from Big Tobacco and companies supporting apartheid in the past.
Urban green space
More evidence that more green is good for your head, this time from the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology journal, quoting a six-year survey of UK householders.
Yonge Street Mission
Toronto's oldest underground clothing drive gets under way Monday (January 20) and runs to January 24 at 17 locations in Toronto's PATH. clothingdrive.ysm.ca
Rob Ford won't be taking the city to court over council's decision to strip him of his powers, backing away from one threat he made during Crackgate. He says he's tapped out, having spent half a mil for lawyers fighting various legal issues. Sure. No word on the other threat - to sue his own staffers who talked to cops about his crack, drinking and escorts exploits.
The urbanist and creative-classist takes on Twitter critics over his support of Island airport runway expansion after Ken Greenberg's deconstruction in NOW last week, declaring that "NIMBYs are the Luddites of today's economy." Tsk, tsk.
York U's decision to let a student out of in-class group work because of his religious beliefs is equated with Taliban theocracy by the man who would be PM. "We did not send soldiers to Afghanistan to protect the rights of women only to see those same rights eroded here at home," huffed Pete. The student ended up participating in the class after all. Yup, that's our justice minister.