Tag Archive for: Sustainability

Once again it is the day for Earth Hour – though my post is late for some people already. We will be turning off lights, appliances, etc. for one hour tonight. Earth Hour is 8:30 pm (March 27) wherever you live.

It doesn’t seem much, but more of a statement of support and a mindfulness.


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It may seem like an unlikely post for my blog lately – but it comes under the “Sustainability” part. Also my husband, Alan, is participating in this event.

Truth, Trials & Tar Sands

Saturday, January 16 at ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island, BC from 7-9pm

Featuring: James Hoggan, to discuss his highly acclaimed book Climate Cover-Up
Alan Bibby, film-maker premiering excerpts from his documentary Liquid Truth
Jack Woodward, pre-eminent authority in Aboriginal law to talk about the
Beaver Lake Cree legal action and how it can stop the expansion of the tar sands.

Admission: $20 / $10 (students/seniors) Tickets on sale at the ArtSpring box office.

Reception to follow with a book signing by Mr. Hoggan. Stay for a chance to speak with presenters.

I think that bringing awareness is very important. Alan has been working on this important film for the past 2.5 years.

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm has been declared ‘Earth Hour’. Sign up to add your name to the list of people and businesses who are committed to turning off lights, appliances and cutting down on electricity use.

Of course, there is more that needs to be done, but you can show your support by doing this for one hour on March 28. This campaign is being sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for raising awareness about Climate Change.

Thank you for making a difference,


My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Here is a great video, with a great message that I think is worth sharing…

Someone did a lot of knitting (& unraveling) to make this possible.

In peace,


My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

Last night I went to a celebration of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy. Some great things have happened over the past year including the preservation of two approximately 18 acre parcels on the island ‘in perpetuity’. The focus of the night was Connecting Children & Nature and on celebrating successes and planning for the future.

The Children’s Earth Choir performed some wonderful songs (so adorable and heartfelt) and there was a talk by Dr. Bob Peart, a founding direction of The Land Conservancy, biologist and educator. He reminded us of the importance of getting our children (and ourselves) outside to play and to be outdoors – enjoying nature.

We also heard about an amazing project:
The Encyclopedia of Life – “an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth” – all about biodiversity.

Another new website, this one based in British Columbia is:
West Coast Climate Equity whose purpose is “to research and inform on the implications of climate change”. It is a wealth of information and links all about climate change and related topics, to inform and to generate discussions about solutions.


My website: www.saltspringweaving.com