Today, for International Women’s Day I want to share with you about a field trip I went on a couple of weekends ago. When at a local cafe, I heard Emma and Rebecca from the Ecology Action Centre’s Energy Action Team mention that they would be teaching young girls how to build solar ovens, I… Continue reading International Women’s Day: ITS for Girls
I decided to take a walk in my backyard a few days ago. Something had been there before me, i realized as I noted a curious set of prints in the snow. They didn’t look like tracks of an obvious animal- a dog or a cat. There was something strange about these footprints: they were… Continue reading Whose footprints are these?
Bent but not broken. Still rooted. Sounds like the title of a sermon right? But it’s really the state of this tree in my backyard. It was pushed down by a storm a few months ago. It’s leaning pretty hard but amazingly it was spry enough not to break. There is a lesson in there.… Continue reading Bent but Still Rooted
We have all been reading and watching for weeks about the Water Protectors in Standing Rock North Dakota. As journalist Mark Sundeen wrote in ”What’s happening in Standing Rock”, the controversy brings to light the nation’s ugly present on racism and climate change. What it also demonstrates is what it means to stand up for… Continue reading Respect for Water Protectors
One of the things I wanted to write about here on Cocoa+ Green was green jobs. A few weeks back a member of the Ecology Action Centre’s (EAC) Energy Team told me they were doing a calendar all about green jobs and asked if I’d be interested in featuring in it. Sure, I said. Honestly,… Continue reading Ecology Action Centre has a Green Jobs Calendar (And we’re in it!)
There’s been talk of Green jobs in Halifax lately. Recently, the United Nations Association in Canada has opened applications for young people to join the Canada Green Corps ( I didn’t even know this existed until last month). But what are Green Jobs? According to the folks at Good Work Canada, a green job is… Continue reading What’s This Talk about Green Jobs?
I used to love when the Diabetes Association called looking for donations. It meant someone would be picking up the bags of stuff piled at our back door, helping us get rid of unnecessary items we had accumulated over the months. Turns out Diabetes Association is part of a group called AFTeR which stands for… Continue reading Your torn sneakers can be recycled through Association for Textile Recycling (AFTeR)