The Earth Day Fair at the Fluvarium saw a steady stream of people interested in things that are good for us all. thegreenrock.ca volunteers rachel, meredith, lucy and kate were on deck as kids, parents, grandparents and others visited the displays, chatted, learned and shared.
The Community Threads project got going – see the pic! Orange threads indicate food, green threads indicate outdoors, blue threads indicate water, yellow threads indicate wellness, and pinkish-brownish indicate recycling.
The organizations who are part of it to date include: TEDxStJohns, the Food Security Network, Root Cellars Rock, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Educators, MUN BikeShare, Junior Forest Wardens, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Nature NL, the Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, the Manuels River experience, and Whale Release and Strandings.
There are so many interesting things going on, and have been for while. Nature NL has been active since 1910! they know so much, and they share their knowledge regularly at Thursday sessions, and at The Rooms. thegreenrock.ca will be posting more about Nature NL and other organizations. keep an eye out!
And very cool things happened, like two women from different generations who made complex cat’s cradles with the threads, and the young man who won the Clean Don’t Kill thegreenrock.ca cleaner for his mom, and thegreenrock.ca found out that there is a greenrock.org with similar goals in Bermuda. there are so many sustainable connections!
Support from the Wellness Coalition Avalon East kickstarted Community Threads. Groups with a focus on sustainability are invited to complete the form on this site under community threads – connections for sustainability.
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