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On May 31, 2013, OHPE celebrates our 800th edition and will run a special feature article that will include reflections from some of the people who have been involved with the bulletin over the years. We would also love to hear from our contributors and readers and invite any of you to send us your thoughts on the bulletin-- how it has changed or stayed the same over the years, why you value it, and how it has inspired your work.

In this week's issue, Scott Mitchell (Director, Knowledge Transfer) describes the CMHA's Minding Our Bodies project, which works "to increase capacity within the community mental health sector to promote physical activity and healthy eating for people living with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental health conditions."

Please send your reflections (300 words or less) to by May 16, 2013.

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School Travel Planning: Stepping It Up! Tools of Change


May 1, 2013

This award-winning program demonstrates an integrated approach to school travel planning at 30 elementary schools to support the use of active and sustainable transportation modes. Learn about the partnerships, policies and other tools and approaches that led to the success and sustainability of the program roll-out in Peel and Hamilton, Ontario. The information will be of interest to a broad range of practitioners including planners, public health staff, school administrators and educators, engineers and policy makers.

James Hoggan on the Polluted Public Square, Sustainability Network


April 30, 2013

1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Jim Hoggan is on a mission to determine why, in spite of compelling and unequivocal scientific evidence, we are doing so little to address environmental problems. In Jim's view, the most immediate ecological threat of our time isn't the threat of global climate change. It's the toxic public conversations surrounding the issues, the contaminated smog of misinformation and bitter adversarial rhetoric that are turning many away from collective involvement in despair.


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