Posts tagged Earth Day Canada
Going green with DIY brightening face scrub.

I started Liner and Glitter and Gloss, Oh My! in Novmber 2011 as a way to tap into my passion for the world of beauty and writing.  I saw this as a creative outlet to explore this world more and have been delving deeper and deeper ever since.  This blog is my outlet and my way of sharing what I know, what I learn and all of my experiences with you.  I hope you have a chance to look around and will follow me on this journey.

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The Reality of the Tar Sands with Tzeporah Berman.

At Beyond Green I attended a workshop by Tzeporah Berman in conjunction with the Tar Sands Solution Network. The workshop focused on the reality of the Alberta tar sands, in particular petro-state politics and environmental degradation. Berman’s encouragement to resist tar sand production resonated with many of the attendees and provided inspiration for future action. This article focuses on the importance of civil engagement and highlights some eye-opening facts about the tar sands.

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Beyond Green, Beyond Science: A Reflection for Change.

I can think of few things that strike more raw emotion in people than when they are empowered and presented with the tools to create meaningful social change. In the face of great global challenges, being in community teaches us that it is of utmost importance to look beyond our singular worldview and to critically evaluate the ideas of our peers; after all, it is self-evident that meaningful social changes are not created in isolation. More often than not, tactically dissecting an issue as a group reveals to us the diversity of thinking among our peers and the true complexity and interconnectedness of our social systems. This, as I have learned first-hand, is a truly beautiful thing—the idea that through others, we learn about ourselves and our world. Indeed, this must be the sort of thing that inspires.

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Demographics, Digital Engagement, and Discussions!

Attending on behalf of Lura Consulting, as an occasional Starfish contributor, and out of my own interest, Beyond Green offered me the opportunity to wear a few different hats while exploring the conference. I was interested in attending Beyond Green to connect with members of the sustainability community and to understand the questions and concerns of others.

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Way, way Beyond Green.

Last weekend, Earth Day Canada hosted the Beyond Green Environmental Summit. Representing The Starfish, I had the chance to facilitate a workshop for a class full of energetic participants as well as attend a panel of presentations hosted by Adria Vasil, the bestselling author of “Ecoholic”. I was particularly inspired by the overall theme of the summit –of breaking through the silo of what has traditionally represented “green” or environmentally-sound activities and creating new pathways of change and creative solutions to the environmental problems that can sometimes make us feel hopeless.

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Don’t Wait for Change. Create it!

Earth Day Canada (EDC) strives to provide Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to sustain a healthier environment. They educate, empower, and inspire all Canadians to achieve solutions to local environmental problems. On October 25-27, EDC is holding the “Beyond Green Environment Summit”  (BGES) at the University of Toronto. BGES is a great chance to explore environmental issues and develop strategies to inspire change in your community.

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Finding Future Storytellers; Reflecting on the 2013 Earth Month Youth Forum

On Saturday, April 25th, I spent the afternoon at the Earth Month Youth Forum with 250 educators and students. The event, presented by Earth Day Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), was a positive and uplifting experience. Its keynote speakers and host were inspiring, while the workshops that were ran by a variety of organizations provided a grounded approach to bringing real environmental My day was filled with talking to youth, educators and participating in two workshops run by the Jane Goodall Foundation.

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Aian Binlayo is #4 on our Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 list.

Aian Binlayo finds himself among the best once again in this year’s Top 25, improving by one place his fifth-spot finish last year. At 18, he remains one of the youngest environmentalists to be recognized. “As a youth, I feel that the environment is a particularly pressing issue,” he explained. “It’s us who will really be inheriting the Earth, and it’s especially important that we act as true stewards right now.”

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