Category Archives: Environment

TIFF 2018: Fahrenheit 11/9 Is Angry And Unfocused

Michael Moore in Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore in Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9, the latest incendiary documentary from filmmaker Michael Moore, explores things like the Flint water crisis and Parkland mass shooting with a clear and critical eye.

Sarah reviewed the film when it showcased at TIFF 2018.

To read her review click here.

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Why All The Trees Along The Highway Of Heroes

Canadian military plant trees along the Highway Of Heroes

Canadian military plant trees along the Highway Of Heroes

A massive greenscaping campaign along the 401 Highway Of Heroes in Southern Ontario aims to plant 1.8 million trees along a 170 kilometre stretch in the coming years.

In advance of this year’s Remembrance Day I spoke to organizers about the how and why of this mammoth tree planting project.

To read the story head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Macklemore, Billy Talent And More

Here are some pieces I did awhile back for the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag:

Macklemore, Peter Buck, Julien Baker Contribute Addiction Stories For KEXP Music Heals Day

Playing For Change Day Set for Sept. 15 in 60 Countries

Phantogram’s Personal Loss Leads to New Charity Singles and Ticket Sales Donation to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Motivation Behind the Mariachi Party Protest Against Racist Lawyer Schlossberg

Tegan And Sara Get Swift Response to LGBTQ Summer Camp Fundraiser

FORM Arcosanti Festival to Support Chance The Rapper’s SocialWorks Charity

WATCH: Jane Fonda Dissects Racism At United State Of Women Summit

Billy Talent Launch Charity Trust with Limited Edition Gold Plaques

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Partners With Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical

Miss Globe Uses Name for Karebear Community Party at Thompson Toronto

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, More

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

I continue to contribute to charity ‘n’ entertainment news site Samaritanmag.

Here are some of the news I did for them in the spring:

Hot Docs Giving Away $200,000 Worth of Tickets to Students, Seniors and New Canadians

15th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival To Feature Five Female Directors

Hip Hop Artist Emmanuel Jal Among Winners Of 2018 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent

Jay-Z Tells Letterman Trump is Great For America and Explains Why

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Proceeds To Help Combat HIV/AIDS In Africa

Crowdfunding Campaign for Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Bus Crash Victims Tops $5 Million

Lady Gaga’s Foundation Selects Five Schools to Receive Financial Gift to Improve Mental Health Programs

6 Things You Need To Know About March For Our Lives and Where the 839 Rallies Are Taking Place

Malala Yousafzai Promotes Girls’ Education, Offers Solutions, on Letterman Netflix Episode

John Oliver-Connected Satirical Children’s Book to Benefit AIDS, LGBTQ-Related Causes

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Tech Donations, More

Oprah

Here are some of the stories I did for the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag awhile back:

Watch and Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspired Me Too-Related Golden Globe Speech

Powered By Love Book Focusing On African Grandmothers Being Used To Combat AIDS

#DonateTech Campaign Seeks Radios, Fax Machines, Phones, Computers & More

Candy Crush Saga Games Team With (RED) To Fight AIDS

Bruce Springsteen “Land of Hope & Dreams” T-Shirt Supports Why Hunger

Vegas Strong Benefit Concert To Feature The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Boyz II Men

Stevie Nicks, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez Memorabilia Part Of MusiCares Holiday Auction

Shana Falana on New Song and Video: ‘This is about as political as I get’

New WWF Canada CEO Says Addressing Loss Of Wildlife Will Be Top Priority

Five Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac, More

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Here’s a batch of news stories I wrote for the charitably-minded Samaritanmag entertainment site this past summer:

Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Rush’s Geddy Lee and More Raise $325,000 For Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Kanye West Gives Paralyzed Fan Gift, Calls Him An “Inspiration”

Fleetwood Mac to Be 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year

Shania Twain Offers Perks with Album Pre Orders for Her Kids Can Charity

Nashville Acts Band Together For Anti-Trump, Pro-Planned Parenthood Compilation

Toronto International Film Festival Launches Five Year Commitment to Female Filmmakers

Indian City Song Addresses Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

Beyonce, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar Items Part of New MusiCares Auction

New Shawnee Song “Warrior Heart” to Support We Matter Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Bet Smith’s “Fires, Fires, Fires” Song Helps Muskoka Conservancy

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rihanna, Disobedience Awards, More

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

In the latest batch of news stories I wrote for charitable entertainment site Samaritanmag Rihanna gets a humanitarian award, a thousand days of protest songs are declared and disobedience is rewarded.

Check them out:

Are You Disobedient for the Good of Society? Nominations Open for $250K USD Award

Honey Nut Cheerios Free Seed Campaign Launched to Protect Bees

Staples Gives Almost $200k to Five Canadian Charities

March Is Music Therapy Awareness Month

Rihanna Gets Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award

Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Items Part Of Grammy Foundation Auction

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

Guess Who’s Protest Song Enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

What Is The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)?

Former Great Big Sea’s Séan McCann To Perform At National Music Centre for Bell Let’s Talk Day

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