Welcome to The York West Advocate's new green blog!

We will be featuring great environmentally-conscious organizations, projects and people in the region of York West in Toronto for the whole month of April as we gear up for Earth Day on April 22, 2010.If you know of a group, organization or person who you think should be featured on here, or if you would like to contribute articles or photographs, please email zalina.alvi [AT] gmail.com.To start the month off, check out these exciting events and activities happening in your neighbourhood to help you celebrate nature and everything green.Climate Change Round TableOrganized by the Jane Finch Green Jobs CoalitionApril 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Brookview Middle SchoolGreen Change Activity BoothOrganized by the Jane Finch Community and Family CentreApril 22 to 26Booth Sites:4400 Jane Street15 Tobermory Drive2 Shoreham CourtEarly Year Centre, Jane and Finch MallFor more information please call 416-663-2733 ext.411Community Environment Day for Ward 9April 25Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd. (Sheppard Avenue and Keele Street)Come Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose!Click here for a complete list items you can drop off.Earth Day at Downsview ParkApril 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Click here for more information.Downsview Park Earth Day Community PlantingApril 26, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.Join Downsview Park, TRCA and Evergreen for the annual Earth Day community festival and tree planting.For more information please visit evergreen.ca.Sugarbush Maple Sugar FestivalApril 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Kortright Center for Conservation & Bruce's Mill Conservation AreaClick here for more information.