Here's something we love to see - a movement that makes a difference, a real difference to our planet. Last week, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos launched One Million Acts of Green. Did you receive one of these 100% post-consumer waste/seed-embedded plantable business cards? Botanical PaperWorks produced them for The Hour. What is One Million Acts of Green? The CBC website describes it best:
season, CBC and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos want to mobilize
Canadians to do One Million Acts of Green. In partnership with Cisco,
the idea behind the campaign is that one small act can make a big
It’s not about
overhauling your life; it’s about one act from each individual amassing
to a million. It can be as simple as switching to compact fluorescent
lightbulbs, starting a recycling program, or walking to work. You can
do one act – or you can do all one million! It’s up to you.
and old, parents and kids, small towns and big cities, we want to
create an exciting grassroots initiative. All you have to do is go to
this website and register one act – or more. Our green calculator,
designed by GreenNexxus, will determine the impact of those acts on the
We're asking everyone
to get involved: schools and universities, cities and communities,
business, politicians, and even celebrities. George and The Hour are
challenging other CBC programs to go green, including CBC News, Kids’
CBC, Steven & Chris, Living, and CBC Sports. But most of all, YOU.
Together we can make an impact. Together we can make our lives, our communities, and our environment greener. One million acts of green, one act a time.
A while back, we donated Share and Blossom plantable favors to the IBEX Clean Your Green campaign. The Osborne Street Underpass has been a notoriously ugly part of Winnipeg. I should know - I drove that stretch of Osborne every day for the 10 years that I lived in Riverview. So it was exciting to support the people who did a MAJOR improvement to the area. Check out their website for before and after pics.
Here's a shot of the contents of the gift bag (thanks Dawna for sending it!). I see our friends from Tiber River Naturals also made a donation to the cause, along with a number of other Winnipeg businesses.
Wow - I've been MIA for that last seven days, battling a yucky cold that sucked up any spare energy that I had left after running my business and caring for my family. But after lots of pampering this weekend, including a fabulous Friday night at Indochine and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet with friend Lavonne, I'm feeling great!
Here's the delicious Vietnamese dish from Indochine:
Lavonne and I talked about our desire to eat healthily and later that night, she emailed me a link to Pattycake.ca, one of her favorite food websites.
I hope you are feeling well and staving off any colds and flues flying around where you live. Sunday is Daylight Savings Time in Canada and the US, so for all of our northern friends, enjoy these last days of daylight and get ready to hunker down for the cozy winter!