Saturday afternoon rain didn’t stop crowds of boisterous families from making it to the Earth Day Fair at the Suncor Fluvarium on April 22! Over 250 people attended the event! Just about all of them stopped at thegreenrock.ca’s booth to learn about ways to take action, take care of the planet, and how to live sustainably.
Each year, 1 billion people in more than 195 countries celebrate Earth Day worldwide. The key purpose is to get people together, to celebrate mother nature, and think about ways in which they can take action.
In line with this message, thegreenrock.ca was very pleased and excited to share our signature projects for this year:
- #playoutdoors ~ Less screen time and more time outdoors! In collaboration with the Junior Forest Wardens-NL, #playoutdoors raises awareness about nature deficit disorder and challenges families to get outdoors, make new friends and learn new skills.
- ReGeneration: The Plastic Bag Project (coming up!) ~ An intergenerational awareness and action program that brings seniors and students together to share strengths, and transfer skills toward a common purpose of recycling single-use plastic bags through crafting durable tote bags. This project is supported by The Co-operators IMPACT! Fund 2017.
- Guide to the Good ~ A social enterprise that makes it easier for people to choose local for their purchasing and lifestyle choices. Local businesses bring economic, ethical and social benefits to our lives and our communities. Guide to the Good is currently being piloted in the Northeast Avalon, but the goal is for there to be a guide to the good in communities everywhere!
Visitors were asked to participate in the “how do you fit in?” campaign and to think about ways in which they can help protect the environment through their daily actions.
At the end of the day we had some local giveaways from businesses featured on the Guide to the Good. The draw was live-streamed via Facebook
- Prize #1 Local Basket!
Jumping Bean‘s low CO2 emission roasting coffee; hypoallergenic, artisan soaps and body products made locally from St. John’s Soap Works; and local hand-knitted hat by Casey’s Crafts.
- Prize #2 Firewood and Coffee!
Bundles of local sustainable and licensed firewood from Firewood Factory; 2 gift-cards from Jumping Bean .
Two winners were randomly selected out of 104 individual tickets. Congrats Olivia and Joan!
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