Going Green Begins @ Home

I got the first-born moved into residence at the University of Ottawa.  The husband is back to work.  The second-born is back to school.  The leaves are changing their colour.  The rodents  are eating my garden. And I’m revelling in some time at home all by myself!

Instead of using my time to rant, I thought I’d let you know about the good work the Cathedral Area Community Association is up to:

For immediate release                     September 8, 2009

Cathedral Village showcases green living

“Changing the world starts at home.” That’s the idea behind the Green Home Show, a sustainable living event presented by the Cathedral Area Community Association on Sept. 14.

In its second year, the Green Home Show is an open house where eco-minded home owners and renters will sample options to shrink their ecological footprint.

“Our inaugural event was such a success, we’ve had to grow,” says CACA board member Paul Dechene. “There’ll be more time, more exhibitors, a new venue, but the focus is still the same: clearing away the confusion around how to go green. We want people to go home with concrete solutions, things they can put into action right away.”

This year, the show will be expanding to embrace all aspects of green living. In addition to companies such as Regina Geothermal and Solar, Garbage Delight, the Regina Car Share Co-op and Energuide, the 2009 Green Home Show will feature the Prairie Sky School and sustainable fashions by Verve.

Plus, there will be an eco-café with food and coffee from Body Fuel Organics, Eat Healthy Foods, Evolution Catering, and Nature’s Best Grocery. Returning this year is the Silent Eco-Auction.

The event takes place at the Italian Club of Regina, 2148 Connaught Street from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Admission is free.

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For information:
Paul Dechene, CACA Community Engagement Committee, 757-9849
www.greenhomeregina.com

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Anniversary Peace Vigil

What: Special Anniversary Peace Vigil
Where: Scarth Street Mall, North End
When: Thursday May 8 at 12:00 noon
Who: Making Peace Vigil and all friends and supporters of peace
Why: Celebrating 50 years of the Peace Symbol and 53 weeks (and
counting!) of the Making Peace Vigil

On Thursday, May 8th, a group of Regina citizens will gather to
recognize two anniversaries important to the cause of peace: one global,
one local.

In the spring of 1958, English textile designer Gerald Holtom adapted
the semaphore symbols for the letters ‘N’ and ‘D,’ standing for ‘Nuclear
Disarmament,’ into a striking visual symbol that has since become
synonymous with the cause of peace worldwide.

On Thursday, May 8th, members of Regina’s Making Peace Vigil will mark
the 50th anniversary of the Peace Symbol on the Scarth Street Mall, with
balloons, music, singers, and a ‘Peace Cake’ decorated with the
well-known symbol.

The commemoration of the Peace Symbol’s golden anniversary coincides
with another important birthday: the one-year anniversary of the Making
Peace Vigil itself. Since May 3 2007, vigil participants have assembled
on the F. W. Hill Mall every Thursday at noon–rain or shine, hot or
cold–giving over part of their lunch hour to the cause of peace.

We encourage as many people as possible to joins us for these special
anniversaries. Please circulate this through your own networks.

Peace to all!