Active Surplus 2/2

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I have applied to live in the Innis College residence from May 9th to Saturday, August 29th. This is the maximum range they allow.

Rather than go back to Morrison Hall, which has individual dorm-style rooms and no stoves, I am trying a residence where 4-5 people share a suite and kitchen facilities are more complete.

I need to have myself and all my things out of Massey by May 1st, so this will involve another span of PhD-student-homelessness, to accompany the two such spans from the summer of 2013.

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April

April 13, 2015

in Daily updates

During the next few days, I need to grade all of my students’ essays and final exams from this term.

On Friday, we are formally presenting our argument to the fossil fuel divestment ad hoc committee.

Then, I have a paper to write for my markets and justice course for the 21st.

Finally, I need to find somewhere to live as of April 1st. With so little time to search, I may just move into a small room in a cheaper on-campus residence for the summer.

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Active Surplus 1/2

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Arnie

April 12, 2015

in Photo of the day

Arnie

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As promised, Toronto350.org got the electronic version of our final fossil fuel divestment brief to the committee members a week before our presentation: The Fossil Fuel Industry and the Case for Divestment: Update.

My friend Anne designed a great cover, using a photo from our November 2014 divestment march. I also have a version of the cover which prints perfectly at 11×17″ to serve as a cover for a bound book.

We are having paperback versions of the brief with glossy colour covers printed for the committee members, our presenters, and to deposit with the U of T library system and Library and Archives Canada. We are required to provide a legal deposit copy to them, since the work has been issued an ISBN: 978-0-9947524-0-6. The book is being printed by the Asquith Press at the Toronto Reference Library.

The next step is to adapt the brief into a kit version that can be easily employed by other campaigns. Long parts of the brief are applicable to every fossil fuel divestment campaign, such as the parts on climate science and the economics of the fossil fuel industry. Other parts need to be tailored for each institution. Particularly given that Glasgow has already succeeded using our basic text, putting in some effort to make a kit seems worthwhile.

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Bird teeter-totter

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"Kensington"

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Spadina Crescent demolition 2/2

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Tonight, we are proofreading the brief update for the final time.

On Friday, I am getting copies printed.

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