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The antidote to apathy is not what you think…

Check out this short video about some of the barriers our society perpetuates re: community involvement, activism, and having those tough, much needed conversations.

A really great talk! The best part? If you’re from Ontario, you might feel the info directly speaks to your experiences.

https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy/up-next?language=en

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Recycled Crochet Hook Holders

Wow! What a cool idea! This is a perfect way to use the outside of a pen after I finish using the ink up.

My mom would love a gift like this!

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Living Green and Recycling can be fun and creative.  Customize your favorite hooks for comfort and be environmentally conscious at the same time. /;)

Examples using empty pens, highlighters and permanent markers.

LW Recyled Hook Holders GC #2b

Old favorites hidden in a drawer till rescued. /;)

LW Recyled Hook Holders #3

eBay discoveries that brighten my collection.

LW Hook Holders-Purchased

If you’re interested in making your own – click on the file name below for  step by step instructions and more examples.    

Please be patient it’s a large PDF file and may be slow to open. /;)

Recycled Crochet Hook Holders Tutorial by LadyWillow Designs©

LadyWillow TreeHouse

 

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Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets

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Bracelets for a good cause! Help support coastal & beach cleanup projects by purchasing a stylish nautical rope bracelet. available in blue, green, brown & grey.

Source: Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets – Planet Love Life

 

A friend of mine shared this with me and I think it would be one of the best ways to give a gift this year! They are so beautiful, too.

Check out my post about plastic in our oceans  if you want to know more.

Where do the provinces stand on climate change? Find out here!

With climate talks well underway at COP21, where do the provinces stand on climate change and what are their strategies moving ahead?

So far it looks like Quebec is doing the best.

Source: Where do the provinces stand on climate change? | rabble.ca

New Waste Free Ontario Act – Toronto Environmental Alliance



The new Waste Free Ontario Act is a great step in the right direction towards a zero waste circular economy.

Source: New Waste Free Ontario Act – a great start – Toronto Environmental Alliance

What the heck is COSEWIC??!?

Committee on the status of endangered wildlife in Canada

 

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& some more cool things about endangered/at risk species:

The Agenda’s New life – 31

This Agenda’s New Life – 32

Kid President’s History of Awesome Girls Rap

This kid is SO COOL.

If this doesn’t make you love being a girl, there is something wrong. (please comment below) Tell me why!

Fishermen confirm shark finning on tuna longliners | Greenpeace International

The cruel yet lucrative shark fin trade is back in the headlines (August 2015)

Source: Fishermen confirm shark finning on tuna longliners | Greenpeace International

 

Canada Votes 2015 Election Night – FOLLOW IT HERE!

Coverage of Canada’s federal election.

Source: Canada Votes 2015 Election Night – CBC.ca News

 

Trent Radio Does Not Like Music

A creative critique of the music industry.
Kerr does a great job summarizing the industry behind music on the radio.
Think Freddie Mercury’s Radio Gaga, a song that is hypocritical in itself.  Read on to see why:

Source: Trent Radio does not like music

Listen online to: Trent Radio

(I have to play this song! Freddie was a beautiful man)