Thursday, October 31, 2019

halloween - a great time to give back !!


 Halloween !!!

If your children go out trick-or-treating this holiday season, please consider stopping in at the senior support centres, senior homes and care centres. 

Nurses, staff and residents absolutely love the uplifting experience and are often prepared to hand out treats. Call first, just to make sure it is an appropriate setting and maybe bring something along with you as a gift to the people there... some flowers, a fruit basket, hand-made cards, bookmarks, a stack of puzzle magazines, etc. 

It really brightens resident's life to see all the cute costumes and to interact with the family. Go there with patience in mind, don't rush around and make sure the kids are prepared to be very respectful and quiet too. 

This would also be a great activity for teen groups to participate in.

* Handing out little gifts to the residents is a great way to encourage social responsibility and charity for youth... these little acts can create a life-time habit of giving back. 


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Quote of the Day


Quote of the Day




"If Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’ were alive today, 

he would recognize the ethic

 that has informed capitalist and communist countries alike:

 economic growth before public health and well-being. 

The true enemies of the people

are those who continue to sacrifice our long-term interests 

for short-term gains. 

...But perhaps we should all look in the mirror." 


~ Susanna York




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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Recommended Resources




Recommended Resources


Today's resources will focus on green business:


SustainableBusiness.com offers news, networking and jobs for green business:

Green At Work is a sustainability publication that offers a useful website: 

And... check out this global network of non-profit organizations that share the same brand, focus energies to the same core purpose for 30 years... accelerating the transition toward a sustainable planet. 

The Canadian portion of this organization offers a really interesting blog: 




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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Bat Week celebrations from October 24-31st



Did you know it is Bat Week now from October 24th thru to October 31st?  

Bat Week is an annual event where conservationists and government representatives meet, collaborate, network and learn from one another. Communities across North America host special events from bat counts to bat house building workshops and more. 


It is a good time to reflect about our own behaviours, actions, day-to-day choices and purchases. Did you know that I once wrote a column on this topic back in 2000-2007 that was published in several countries around the world? Some publications would use it as a monthly column, others bi-weekly, and it reached all around the world and won several awards. around 2007 I decided to compile all the articles and create a database in book format for people interested in saving money while having a positive impact on the environment. The first edition of the Trash Talk book was a success and got noticed by the Recycling council of BC who gave us an award for our work. I can't tell you how exciting that was. Subsequent publisher changes as contracts ran out allowed us to release upgraded, updated editions... and now we have the 2-book Trash Talk series. Each chapter offers several ways to save money, reduce waste, information about the recycling and waste industry, practical ways to reduce energy use and go organic around the yard, home or office. These books show you the numbers, the studies, the statistics that prove each tiny action will save money and will have an impact on the community and the planet itself. 

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Each xmas shopping season we like to remind people of these books. For themselves, they can learn how to design their shopping plan, green up their wrapping style, reduce waste, save money and plan environmentally friendly events and meals during the holiday season. 

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As a gift, these books will pay for themselves if only a few of the tips are taken up by the recipient... and there's so many tips that it's a 2-book series. So please do consider our books this season as gifts for your dear friends, coworkers and family... it supports this blog, all our efforts... and of course we donate 10% of our BMG earnings to charity every year. 

Check out the Music Store and Book Store pages on our website when you have a chance. :)