Sarah Harmer, the GreenHero from our ‘In My Backyard’ campaign and one of our favourite Canadian Green musicians has been busy.
This year, Sarah's album Oh Little Fire is nominated for 3 Juno Awards; Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Producer of the Year and Recording Engineer of the Year.
In one of our previous webisodes, we profiled Sarah’s tireless work to raise awareness about the problems facing the Niagara Escarpment.
Sure, it can be overwhelming to think about “saving the planet” from environmental destruction, but these GreenHeroes have found ways to make simple changes as part of a much bigger picture; that’s what GreenHeroes is all about.
Tune in Tuesday November 9 at 7 p.m. (EST) for the second episode of GreenHeroes on TVO.
Last week, we proudly launched our companion TV show to rave reviews. It was exciting to see our GreenHeroes on the big screen, flaunting their unique and risk-taking attributes and highlighting their amazing global actions.
When was the last time you really got to know your neighbourhood, and how well do you know it? Jane’s Walk might be just what you’re looking for if you need to reconnect with your backyard and get to know your neighbours.
Jane’s Walk is a free walking tour for locals, by locals. We love and share its vision, to create walkable neighborhoods, to promote urban literacy, and to build cities for and by people.
We at GreenHeroes are inspired daily to take action. We do understand, however, that it can be hard to know where to dig in to solve complex challenges facing our planet.
One of the best ways we've found to take action is by looking around in our own backyards for ways we can make a difference. Sometimes the first step is to join in with others on a project or campaign.
In mid-September the Niagara Escarpment Commission voted in what they called a “precedent setting” vote in favour of processing community organization Protecting Escarpment Rural Land’s (PERL) amendment application to properly designate the land at risk on Mount Nemo based on current science.
Sarah Harmer is a JUNO award winning singer/songwriter who flexes her musical muscle to protect a world biosphere site.
Sarah grew up with the Niagara Escarpment in her backyard. Today, she is dedicated to its preservation, and to achieve this goal, she co-founded PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) and mounts a concert each summer featuring renowned musicians like Bruce Cockburn and Feist.
Calling all environmental film lovers! Starting tonight, Wednesday, October 13th, until Sunday, October 17th, Planet in Focus International Film Festival will be launching the 2010 edition of its festival, with over 100 amazing films from across the planet.
At the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Director Ron Mann will be showcasing his world-traversing documentary following Canadian Author Margaret Atwood as she travels the globe with her new novel, The Year of the Flood.
It’s the most conscious film festival on the planet, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!
On September 22, 2010, the GreenHeroes team made a bright appearance at the Planet in Focus International Film Festival press conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, to debut our shiny new GreenHeroes duo and present our 2010 festival entry, GreenHeroes: Sarah Harmer.
Spanning 725 kilometers from Niagara to Tobermory, the 450 million year old Niagara Escarpment is one of Canada’s most pristine ecological features. But, it’s under continued pressure from developers and urban encroachment, which threaten to rip into the massive geological rock formation and disturb the nature that lives there. For GreenHero singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer, who grew up with the Escarpment as her backyard, sitting idly wasn’t an option.
Sarah Harmer was fueled to co-found PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) to stop the destruction of her hometown landscapes. Growing up in Burlington, Ontario beside Mount Nemo, Sarah took a lot of these natural features for granted.