Anybody want to do a project with me?

31 03 2014

You have to be living in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage area in Vancouver, though. And since I know all of zero people in Vancouver actually read my blog, I’ll probably have about zero chance of anyone responding to this. But just in case, the Vancouver Foundation is offering small neighbourhood grants to residents who have project ideas to green-up their neighbourhood. I was so excited to do something — until I realized that there have to be at least two people attached to a project. Ugh, relying on people. Who needs people.

So if you want to work with me on this and be controlled by my possessive ways, leave me a comment! Or if you want to do a project yourself without someone else, here’s the link for more info:

David Suzuki’s Queen of Green

10 05 2013

I’ve been trying to do make my own products instead of buying ones in the store filled with chemicals and things I can’t even pronounce. Making your own stuff, like soap, for instance, is cheap, easy, and really fun. On David Suzuki’s website, there’s a blog called Queen of Green, which has short news articles, tips, information, and recipes to make your own… whatever, really. From soap to deodorant to toothpaste, the Queen of Green is a reliable place to start looking for stuff you might want to create at home.

I’m itching to make more of my own soap sometime, but I’d also like to try my hand at dish soap and toothpaste as well. What are you all interested in making?

The Tiffin Project

24 04 2013

What a neat idea! Getting people to bring take-out containers to restaurants where they’ll get discounts for bringing said containers, while more importantly avoiding the traditional styrofoam packaging that they would have gotten with their food. How brilliant.

That’s the Tiffin Project in a nutshell. The list of participating restaurants is still a short list but it seems like they’re looking to include more soon. I rarely order take-out nowadays but this would be a good idea if I ever did. Check it out!

I’m a published journalist!

27 12 2012

Or something.  I wrote a literary journalism piece.  I’ll just say that.

I’ve been working on this for the last week and I’m glad it’s done, and happy how it turned out.  And I am actually looking for someone to take the compost that I still have, so if you’re interested and you live in Vancouver (which I know no one in Vancouver actually reads my blog), then contact me!