Happy Earth Day
Today marks the 11th annual city-wide 20 minute makeover, although it’s 22 minutes today for Earth Day – the 22nd, you get it.
The goal is much the same though, encouraging local schools and businesses and schools to help clean up their property or a nearby public area. There is also an Earth Day celebration on Sunday, at St. Julien Park just north of the Thames River between 11am and 3pm where 1,500 trees and shrubs will be planted with a free draw for a bike. Take in the sights and sounds of the Forest City because DAMN!
Trudeau Signs Paris Climate-Change Accord
Fitting for Earth Day, today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders and the United Nations to sign the Paris Climate-Change Accord.
It sets national targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and Canada’s goal is a 30% reduction by the year 2030.
This week, The Conference Board of Canada ranked us 14th out of 16 countries in terms of environmental performance, just ahead of the U-S and Australia with a D grade.
Trudeau has released a statement:
“Today is Earth Day. It is an opportunity for us to cherish and celebrate Canada’s natural beauty from coast to coast to coast. We also take this day to reflect on the impact that each and every one of us can – and must have – on the world around us.
We must protect our environment – clean air to breathe and clean water to drink means better health for all Canadians. The Government of Canada has already demonstrated leadership and courage as it tackles climate pollution. We have taken important steps with our partners to grow cleaner businesses, develop clean technologies, reduce the footprint of our resource sector, and protect our National Parks.
Climate change is the great global challenge of our time, but it is also an opportunity for those willing to solve it. Around the world, communities grapple with the complications of a rapidly changing environment. Strong action is needed to address the issues we face – and build a cleaner, stronger, and more sustainable world.
On this day, I encourage all Canadians to join us in our efforts to conserve and safeguard our natural environment. Every single Canadian has a role to play to protect our earth and leave our children a better world than the one we inherited from our parents.”
Forest City Road Races #RockNRun 5 @ 5
Maybe your plans to take in nature this Sunday involve running the Forest City Road Races downtown starting at Victoria Park– the FM96 Crew will be down there congratulating runners at the finish line, maybe we’ll see you there! Good luck!
A good time and pace, I think we can agree, is completely dependent on a fabulous playlist. Today’s 5 Songs at 5 Theme is ROCK N RUN, use the hashtag if you’re tweeting @FM96Rocks, call me at 519 643 9696 or comment on Facebook because someone’s going to win a pair of tickets see our London Knights in Game 3 action at Budweiser Gardens on Tuesday!
Tickets are also available at the Aluminum Associates Armoury, and on-line londonknights.com. Sunday’s Game 2 will be on Rogers TV live from Eerie.
At Sundown Jewish People Celebrate Passover
Being the resident Jew here at FM96…I’m going to get asked about Passover for the next eight days as celebrations begin tonight at sundown. It’s the holiday where we commemorate escaping slavery in Egypt thanks to our boy Moses. Most Jewish people don’t eat bread for eight days to serve as a reminder of the tough times. To be clear, nothing leavened at all. That reminds us that we didn’t have time to let our bread rise in while escaping and that’s where the whole MATZO thing comes in.
Others have fun with Passover, ask my cousins who do Passover bingo at the dinner table!
Last year we even acted out the ten plagues with props. My non-jewish boyfriend loved getting fake dollar store frogs thrown at him…
And yes, there’s wine. There’s always wine. Starts at sundown today, know a Jew? You’ll get points if you say “CHAG SAMEACH” to them, extra emphasis on the “CH” for Happy Holidays.
Hey guess what’s Kosher according to one Rabbi? MarijuaCHuana.