Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 208 of our Green Year: Supporting The Big Wild

Today, for our 208th day of the Green Year, we are supporting another cause (yes another one, there are just so many!). This cause is a Canadian one and it is devoted to helping the land of our great nation, by keeping it preserved for future generations.

This cause is The Big Wild. They describe their vision as the following:

"Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild forever. We are realizing this vision by supporting wilderness conservation campaigns across Canada. The Big Wild helps these campaigns by,
  • educating people about the urgent need to protect one of the world’s last remaining wilderness areas – which amounts to 20% of all that’s left on the planet
  • raising funds for wilderness protection
  • enabling people to show decision-makers they support wilderness protection"
This is a great cause because Canada is a land of amazing landscapes, unbelievable species of life and some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. It is important that we do everything we can to protect it from harm so that our children and our children's children can enjoy what we have. Too often we take for granted this wide open space and abundance of life.

I urge you all to check out Big Wild and become supporters of it yourself.

We got some cool gifts from my parent's, who were vacationing in Hawaii the past week. Apparently, one of the towns there requires reusable bags, which is great to see. They also said that nearly everything is organic and everyone supports environmental causes (sounds a lot like Rossland, BC).

They bought me a hemp shirt that echoes my view of the Bush Administration, as well as several reusable bags from Maui.

Me with my shirt and two of the Maui reusable bags.

The front of the T-shirt, which helps everyone determine the difference between good and bad Bush.

Layla and I were quite surprised to find out we were in the local paper last week. The Stony Plain Reporter was nice enough to do an article on us. Thanks!