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Oct 11th, 2010
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By ANNALISE STENEKES Orillia PACKET & TIMES October 11 2010
Have you been wondering where your local mayoral and city council candidates stand on issues related to environmental sustainability? Some of the members of Transition Town Orillia certainly have.
The focus of Transition Town Orillia is “communication and interconnection to support and promote sustainable lifestyle practices leading to local resilience and a thriving community in the face of rising fossil fuel costs, climate change and global economic instability”.
The group, which began to organize this past spring, meets monthly at St. Paul’s United Church to discuss and act on ideas that will lead to a more resilient community.
The steering committee of Transition Town Orillia is pleased to inform you of a resource called “Vote Smart 2010,” which was developed by Environmental Defence and the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
This campaign is a tool that allows voters to access information about where their local candidates stand on issues like environmental protection, the green energy economy, and food security.
The survey, which has been completed by two of three may-o ra l candidates and several council candidates, can be found online at http://environmentaldefence.ca/votesmart.
Transition Town Orillia’s next community forum takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Transition Town Orillia encourages you to join in as the group explores ideas on how Orillia can become a community of resilience, where we live in harmony with the environment and use our combined energies to create wholeness, compassion and balance.
Transition Town Orillia will also be hosting a Transition Community Fair from Friday, Nov. 12, through to Sunday, Nov. 14 at St Paul’s United Church. Everyone is welcome.
For more information on these (and other) upcoming events, please visit our blog at http://transitiontownorillia. blog spot.com.

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