Asthma Tech by Jonathan Ng | National Film Board

Filmmaker Jonathan Ng turns the notion of otherness on its head in his semi-autobiographical animated short about young, whimsical, asthmatic Winston. As a result of his illness, Winston is unable to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. But thanks to his artistic ability Winston learns to use his imagination to escape his real life existence.

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Worldwide Statistics: Eight thousand people a day die from air pollution. There are 3 million annual deaths, worldwide. In Canada toxic emissions from transportation continue to rise drastically. Vehicles are the primary sources of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulates and benzene, a carcinogen. In the past 15 years alone, there has been a fourfold increase in asthma in children under 15 in Canada. In fact, the Ontario Medical Association estimated that health care costs caused by poor air quality in 2000 would amount to nearly $630 million, not to mention the $566 million in costs due to workers taking sick days. We are in a world wide public health crisis epidemic as a direct result of air pollution amidst a climate change crisis that threatens human survival on this earth – expanding services which promote unnecessary idling for convenience is not only reckless and irresponsible – it is the absolute opposite direction we need to be taking.

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Video | Reverse Graffiti : Ossario : Alexandre Orion

Video | Reverse Graffiti : Ossario : Alexandre Orion

The Reverse Graffiti Project | ‘Art less pollution’

This is what you may call reverse graffiti. Brazilian streetartist Alexandre Orion removes soot to draw skulls and create ‘Art less pollution’.
At dawn on July 13, 2006, Brazilian streetartist Alexandre Orion started working on a intervention in the Max Feffer tunnel Sao Paulo and created ‘Art less pollution’. The intervention was through a process of substraction, scraping off layers of soot from vehicle exhaust built up on tunnel walls to produce images of human skulls.
Read more about the intervention and see pictures at Alexandre Orion’s website.

Public Participation Meeting| Video | July 15th 2008

http://torontosun.feedroom.com/linking/index.jsp?skin=oneclip&ehv=http://sunvideo.canoe.ca&fr_story=45ac70340aebefd48700a4d1eb6a6d557ec94cfd&rf=ev&hl=true%27%20width=402%20height=338%20scrolling=%27no%27%20frameborder=0%20marginwidth=0%20marginheight=0

A-Channel Video – July 15th 2008 Public Participation Meeting

http://mfile.akamai.com/18152/wmv/ondemandwm.chumtv.com/conventional/london/achannel/2008/07/P-DRIVE0716.wmv

The Spin Doctors – RWDI Audio

RWDI Audio:

Jan. 25, 2008
On our show about banning drive thrus, there was discussion about a study that suggests heading to the drive-thru window may cause fewer emissions than parking. Many of you wanted to know more about that study. And so did we. It turns out the study in question was commissioned by TDL the parent company for Tim Horton’s. Mike LePage is the principal scientist with the company that did the study RWDI air.

It’s an engineering consulting firm which specializes in air quality issues. (runs 08:06 | RealAudio)

CBC Video – The Environmental Costs of Drive-thrus 05/28/2007

VIDEO FEATUREDrive-thrus

The environmental cost (Runs 3:05)

CTV News Live – Gov’t Assistance Non-Existant – The Children’s Clean Air Network

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qe4T25PtAU

CTV News Live at Five with a feature on The Children’s Clean Air Network

A Generational Challenge to Repower America (Part 1)

A Generational Challenge to Repower America (Part 1)