- WHEN + Alterna: Healthy Money
How are our health, our money and our planet connected? This month we have a free, one-hour session to explore how we can improve our financial health, while working for a healthier world. Come on out for a fun, supportive conversation, we hope you can make it! *New location: CSI, 192 Spadina Ave, 3rd floor - Meeting Room F*
- WHEN + Fashion Takes Action Present: The 7 Rs of Fashion
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-7rs-of-fashion-workshop-tickets-45073950399 Regardless of whether fashion or the planet is your first love, if you're curious about designing a stylish but more sustainable life for yourself, this workshop hosted by Fashion Takes Action and Women's Healthy Environments Network, is for you! The inspirational stuff you'll get to learn and discuss: - understand where your clothes come from, - get an overview of the 7Rs of Fashion practices that will demystify the sustainable wardrobe and make it easy for you to take action without spending a cent. - brainstorm with others on how to repair and repurpose YOUR clothes (bring items such a shoes, jackets, jeans, skirts, etc you'd like to discuss for crowdsourced advice) - create the beginnings of a style inspiration board! (bring magazines -- we'll provide the scissors and glue) And we'll feed you -- pizza + a beverage (wine or non-alcoholic) comes with your ticket. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-7rs-of-fashion-workshop-tickets-45073950399 It used to be that there were 2 cycles in the fashion calendar -- Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, but now with fast fashion, there can be as many as 50+ micro-seasons. That means new stuff going on racks for us to purchase every week! Most of us can easily list off the 3Rs -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but our global fashion consumption problem is so off the charts, it’s time for a few more Rs -- Research, Repurpose, Repair & Rent! In this workshop led by Sarah Peel and Laura McClure, slow fashion educators at Fashion Takes Action, you'll learn all about the life cycle of your pair of favourite jeans, dive into the 7Rs of Fashion, and learn why developing a personal style can be a powerful first step to a more sustainable wardrobe -- and taking climate leadership, too! You are encouraged to bring a design or fashion magazine you don't mind cutting up (we'll be making a vision board!) and one item from your wardrobe (garment, footwear or accessory) that is bound for the donation bin because of rips, stains, fit, boredom, style etc. (we'll be sharing repurposing and repairing ideas!) $16.95 in advance, $22.60 at the door (HST included) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-7rs-of-fashion-workshop-tickets-45073950399 Hosted in honour of Earth Month and Fashion Revolution. WannabeToxicFreeTO is a monthly event to inspire people to take action to make changes in their homes, workplaces, and communities.Each event includes engaging speakers from different sectors so the topics vary -- we do this to keep you on your toes! WTF is a project of the Women’s Healthy Environments Network (http://womenshealthyenvironments.ca/) For the health and safety of guests and facilitators, please refrain from wearing fragrances.
- WHEN Presents: Our Health & The World Around Us
An Event On Building Relationships between Our Person and Our Environments to Improve Health From the moment we are born, we all want to be safe. As we grow and learn, we develop an awareness of our body and mind. Knowing about how our body works can help us understand how we respond and relate to our physical and emotional environments. Learning about our environments with this context can further enable us to help keep ourselves and our planet safe. This event is focusing on developing the scientific understanding of how our bodies respond to and interact with our environments. The goal is to then provide you with practical tools to develop your personal health in a way that can benefit your body, mind, spirit and environments. Facilitators: Drs. Julie Hwang, ND and Tania Tabar, ND of Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic www.AurumMedicine.ca This event is for you if you: Are interested in learning about the health of your body or mind Have thought about how the environment relates to your health Have had fear or anxiety about using the right or wrong cleaning and personal care products in your home or work environment Are open to the possibility of practical, simple way of life while supporting the health of the planet This event is not for you if you: Are not interested in learning about your physical or mental health Don’t think it is possible to live in health and with ease Do not think your actions have an impact others around you, your environment and the planet This event is hosted by Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic in partnership with the Women’s Healthy Environments Network. We Invite you to Join Us Monday, March 19, 2018 At The Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2C7 Alterna Savings Room Tickets: by donation (suggested $10) Our event is inclusive of all humans of all races, sexual orientations, beliefs or genders, including transgender, non-binary and non-gender conforming individuals. We ask that all participants refrain from wearing any scented products or perfumes. Facilitators: Dr. Julie Hwang, BSc ND is the former Executive Director of WHEN, an executive officer of the Institute of Green and Open Sciences, and is the Canadian Ambassador of the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine. She studied and trained at McGill University and CCNM where she was awarded scholarships for excellence in her naturopathic medicine. She pursued additional training at the Humlegaarden Cancer Clinic in Denmark and has done research in epilepsy with the University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program. Her continuing education includes the fields of psychology, environmental medicine, consciousness and healing, learning from teachers and leaders around the world. She is the cofounder of Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic and practices in downtown Toronto. @drjuliehwang on instagram drjuliehwang.com Dr. Tania Tabar, BA ND is a cofounder of Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic. Dr. Tabar completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science and Journalism at Concordia University, and subsequently worked as a writer, editor and youth facilitator. She practiced Naturopathic Medicine in Sheffield, UK for one year and then returned to Toronto to continue building her practice. Over the years she has developed a special interest in hormonal health, mental health and autoimmune conditions. Dr. Tabar is passionate about connecting medicine and health to the broader social, cultural and political context of each patient’s life. taniatabarnd.com Pay what it's worth to help us keep our important work going. $10 (suggested donation) will get you a cool WTF button $25 will get you a button and a WTF t-shirt! Sponsorship Thank you to our sponsor CertClean (https://www.certclean.com/), Toxic Trespass (http://www.toxictrespass.com/film_synopsis.php), and Lush Cosmetics (https://www.lush.com) For the health and safety of guests and facilitators, please refrain from wearing fragrances.
- Principles of Green Chemistry
Come and meet the chemists that will lead their industry to a greener future. Join us for an evening of talks and discussion with the University of Toronto's Green Chemistry Initiative, and hear about the efforts of these graduate students to clean up their department and the wider chemical industry. Entrance Pay what it's worth to help us keep our important work going. $10 (suggested donation) will get you a cool WTF button $25 will get you a button and a WTF t-shirt! Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Doors Open, Networking 6:30pm - 6:45pm - Introductions & Community Announcements 6:45pm - 8:00pm - Talks 8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking About WTF WannabeToxicFreeTO is a monthly event with four featured speakers delivering TED-style talks (15 min presentations) to inspire people to take action to make changes in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Each event includes engaging speakers from different sectors so the topics vary -- we do this to keep you on your toes! WTF is a project of the Women’s Healthy Environments Network (http://womenshealthyenvironments.ca/) Sponsorship Thank you to our sponsor CertClean (https://www.certclean.com/), Canada's only and North America's largest certification for safer skincare, screens beauty and personal care products for known harmful ingredients. Look for products bearing the CertClean mark to easily discover products free from harmful crap today. Thank you to our sponsor Toxic Trespass (http://www.toxictrespass.com/film_synopsis.php), a compelling film on children's health and the environment. This film is a co-production of If You Love Our Children Productions and the National Film Board of Canada , with the support of Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) . For the health and safety of guests and facilitators, please refrain from wearing fragrances.