The first half of 2017 has been busy and gratifying – many great things have happened as thegreenrock.ca ~ Live Sustainably NL continues in its mission of promoting ‘habits for your habitat’ – things we can all do where we are to live more sustainably. it’s a time of ‘twos’ – thegreenrock.ca has won two awards, has been awarded two grants, and will be launching two waste reduction programs this fall!
- thegreenrock.ca receives The Co-operators Group IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Fund!
In April thegreenrock.ca was successful in its proposal to the Co-operators Group IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Fund to pilot ReGeneration~ The Plastic Bag project. reGeneration is an intergenerational awareness and action program that brings seniors and students together to share strengths, and transfer skills towards a common purpose of up-cycling plastic bags into durable goods like tote bags.
thegreenrock-er Perla Hernandez, is an alumni of the Co-operators’ IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Program which makes her eligible to apply for the IMPACT! Sustainability Fund! reGeneration will launch this fall in collaboration with youth and seniors from Waterford Valley High School and the Agnes Pratt Nursing Home, as well as the rest of the community as we come together to share strengths and divert plastic bags.
- Guide to the Good wins the IMPACT Social Innovation Challenge Competition!
In May 2017 during Innovation Week , Memorial University’s Centre for Social Enterprise in partnership with the United Church hosted the Social Innovation Challenge for entrepreneurs who had a business idea or initiative that would have a positive impact on the community. After a two-day intensive process Kim Todd, Founder and Director of thegreenrock.ca won the first place for her pitch on the social enterpirse Guide to the Good! Have you checked the guide to the good? Check it out!
- thegreenrock.ca takes home an IABC Pinnacle Award for #playoutdoors
Early in June thegreenrock.ca won a Pinnacle Award from the International Association of Business Communicators for the #playoutdoors recruitment campaign. The project was in collaboration with the Junior Forest Wardens NL to get families outdoors and active, and in particular to start new Junior Forest Warden Clubs. Together thegreenrock.ca and JFW launched a successful campaign that delivered 10 community outreach events, reached out to 17 community organizations which engaged over 50 families in the St. John’s metro area and led to the start of two new JFW Clubs: the Wild Wanderers and the Rollin’ Capelin.
- thegreenrock.ca receives Wellness Coalition Avalon East Grant for a composting project
Later in June 2017 thegreenrock.ca received the happy news that our application to pilot the In it’s Place compost project was approved by the Wellness Coalition Avalon East Grant This pilot will be launched this fall at Macdonald Drive Junior High School with support from Kids Eat Smart Foundation. ‘In its Place’ is an environmental health awareness pilot project that educates students on the system of food production and waste, and pilots initiatives to fill gaps.
one more good thing…
- Diploma in Environmental Ethics for thegreenrock.ca founder
In July of 2017, Kim Todd, thegreenrock.ca founder received the Diploma in Applied Ethics from the Department of Humanities, Memorial University. The final component of the program was a presentation entitled ethics from Aristotle to BCorp, and a few stops in between that had been delivered in April.
It all bodes well for the second half of 2017, and beyond!
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