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)
I’ve been trying to improve my make-up game in the past year and so last Christmas, when I asked a friend for help finding a “boom boom pow” lipstick, she suggested ‘Homegir’l by Kat Von D. I tried it on and though I had never worn such a dark shade before, the mirror declared that… Continue reading Organic and Vegan Beauty Discoveries
I started reading about Alton gas and the resistance to it when I found this event called “Join Four Lands Community Art-Making in Sipekne’katik” The event is a series of gatherings where water protectors and communities will participate in art-making, stories, and music around protecting water. The description reads: “*Four Lands* is about neglected histories,… Continue reading Coming up: Four Lands Art-Making, Stories and Music
Kyla Farmer is a nomad, creative counsel/midwife, lover of water. She is a womxn currently decolonizing her body, mind, heart, soul, love, and daily life. A woman of Afrikan, Indigenous and European descent, she calls many places home and feels called to many more. Kyla grew up in the unceded Algonquin Territory, known as Ottawa… Continue reading Beauty, Power, and Self Stewardship with Kyla Farmer
A Black/Afrikan man is coming to Halifax to talk about food, politics and health. Yes! On November 23rd, the Food Lawyers of Canada will be hosting a talk given by Bryant Terry, called Food Justice: Poverty, Politics and Public Health. Terry is an author, chef, and social justice advocate. How cool of a combination is… Continue reading Upcoming Talk: Bryant Terry on Food Justice