Toronto’s Human Library
Living Books are people just like you and me and for different reasons they are subjected to stereotyping and prejudices. They are open about who they are and prepared to share their experiences. A Living Book is a person who has chosen to be a public representative of a certain group.
Living Books can be found in the Toronto Public Library. The library lets us check out humans as well as books.The idea is a way to break down prejudice by bringing people of different backgrounds together for one-on-one conversation.

Toronto’s Human Library

Living Books are people just like you and me and for different reasons they are subjected to stereotyping and prejudices. They are open about who they are and prepared to share their experiences. A Living Book is a person who has chosen to be a public representative of a certain group.

Living Books can be found in the Toronto Public Library. The library lets us check out humans as well as books.The idea is a way to break down prejudice by bringing people of different backgrounds together for one-on-one conversation.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge
It was first constructed from hemp ropes and cedar planks in 1889. In its over 200 years of operation, the bridge, which measures 446 ft long and sits 230 ft above the river.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge

It was first constructed from hemp ropes and cedar planks in 1889. In its over 200 years of operation, the bridge, which measures 446 ft long and sits 230 ft above the river.

How to build an Igloo.
A classic short by Douglas Wilkinson from 1949. Downloadable from the National Film Board of Canada.

How to build an Igloo.

A classic short by Douglas Wilkinson from 1949. Downloadable from the National Film Board of Canada.

The Vancouver Olympics made a smart choice in deciding to use precious metals from old electronics.
http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/2010-olympic-medals-are-made-old-electronics

The Vancouver Olympics made a smart choice in deciding to use precious metals from old electronics.

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/2010-olympic-medals-are-made-old-electronics

Fragments: Winter Day on Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo © rita parada
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritaparada/2854280362/in/set-72157607271944551/

Fragments: Winter Day on Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photo © rita parada

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritaparada/2854280362/in/set-72157607271944551/

Fragments: a nice autumn walk in Stanley Park
Photo © rita parada
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritaparada/3841264743/

Fragments: a nice autumn walk in Stanley Park

Photo © rita parada

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritaparada/3841264743/

watching this makes me homesick a little bit. :)