With the rapidly mounting history of gun violence in Toronto, there has been a lot of talk of law-and-order solutions to the problem, but that doesn’t come even close to addressing the real issue.
So it’s nice to see that the government of Ontario, along with erstwhile football star “Pinball” Clemons, is launching an initiative to invest $15 million into programs for at-risk youth in marginalized communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
“The Youth Challenge Fund â€” is it a solution? Absolutely not,” Clemons said. “This is a program that builds into tomorrow. This is not something that is going to today eradicate violence.” We’re inclined to agree.
A group of students at New Mexico Tech created a coffee mug that can survive a 15 ft drop onto concrete. They entered a ceramics competition that challenges teams to create mugs, golf balls, and even golf clubs using ceramics (obviously).
Mad shout-outs to anyone who can find a picture of the “bomb-shaped mug.”
On Saturday, April 29, 2006, the WWF is sponsoring the annual Toronto CN Tower Climb to raise money to fight global warming. Having personally climbed the CN Tower before, I can say the experience alone is worth it, and raising money for a good cause is just icing on the cake. For more information just click here.
Salt Lake City has joined a few other American cities that offer free parking for eco-friendly vehicles. It’s an idea that encourages people to buy and use more fuel-efficent vehicles to help protect the environment.
Hopefully all cities will see the beauty in this, because smog harms the air and all things that use the air.
I’ve long thought that solar panels need to be used all over in order to alleviate strain on an energy grid, and now that seems to be happening. Solatec has created a kit that you can put on a Toyota Prius to charge it while the car is sitting in the sun.
It can improve the milage up to 10% according to Toyota. The company is still testing the product, but I hope to see solar panels integrated into all cars.