Monday, December 28, 2009
Speaking of which, here's wishing you
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Here's hoping you're having a great weekend! Oh and Happy UN Climate Change Conference Eve!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS LIZZIE (please email me your contact info to ecojotter at gmail dot com)! And thank you to all of you who participated. It was such a treat reading all your entries...
Mary ~ Isn't it amazing what inspiring things one can stumble upon on the blog-0-sphere?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Remember the time D'Angelo sent me a shot of her awesome handmade paper pens? Well pencils are unfortunately a little harder to make since it's not so easy to pick up pencil lead to make 'em with. Enter Earthzone Recycled Pencils!
- Made from 100% recycled newspaper and graphite core.
- No toxic chemicals
But my two fave things about these pencils...?
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
"Reduce, reuse, recycle... that's definitely the key!"
I've got just one more entry left, and the winner of the ecojot Canadian Student Leadership Conference ecoLeadership Writing Contest to reveal tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
If you want clean air,Fresh water and green land,You'll have to get in motion,An eco-friendly plan.You could change your yellow bulbs,Into curly white lights,Or you could plant new trees,That will grow to amazing heights.Stop putting up those smoke stacks,That cause acid rain,Those hurtful little water drops,Do nothing but cause pain.Sort your garbage daily,Into green and black cans,Or grab some friends and pick up,Debris out of the sand.Recycling, Ebert & Roeper say,Gets two green thumbs up.Try to use some of ming china,Instead of styrofoam cups.Turn off everything,Before you go to bed.Change to graphite pencils,Instead of lethal lead.All of this should be,Vegan food for thought.Stop paving paradise,To put up a parking lot.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Not only does Taylor's school recycle, but they compost too! And from the sounds of it they can use their school-made fertilizer at their cafeteria's garden.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A few months ago ecojot was asked to sponsor the 25th annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), and we happily did. In fact, we even hosted an ecoLeadership Writing Contest!
Talk about inspiring! Oh and if you haven't yet already be sure to click on the second image from the top too, to zoom in and read "The Star Thrower" -another great story reminding us on how the littlest acts can make a difference!
While I don't personally own anything that requires batteries... If I did, I'd totally pick myself up some Sanyo eneloop batteries. They're eco-friendly since they're rechargable, they're colourful... Not to mention there isn't a cuter way to check the state of your batteries!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I'm back... And the October Giveaway Winner is... jennifer57
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
You can enter the Inhabitat Greeen Halloween Costume Contest any time before the deadline of 11:59pm EST on November 1st. To enter, upload up to 3 photos (as jpegs) of your awesome green halloween costume. They are looking for creative examples of DIY Halloween costumes – so you’ll get extra points for craft and creativity.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"The thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better."
Do you have a simple clever idea that exemplifies the fun theory? You could win the fun theory award and 2500 Euros! But you must act fast, the deadline is November 15, 2009. Full details available here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
"Designer Nolan Herbut has meticulously removed and rearranged all the keys and wrapped the whole thing up to create this awesome Keyboard Parts Lamp. The light permeating through the gaps between keys creates an awesome surreal effect and it almost deceives one to believe that lamp is made of sophisticated cut glass, and unless specifically told no one will believe that good old humble boring keyboard has been transformed into an aesthetically beautiful lamp." -walyou.com
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
"Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth."
This year, we have the opportunity to choose a new path. Copenhagen offers the chance to retool our global economy – to invest in clean energy, boost prosperity and lift millions out of poverty. By sealing the deal in Copenhagen, we can provide a more livable planet for our children and generations to come."
Here is the video. Definitely some excellent music for thought.
I am off to ecojot headquarters. I'll be blogging again later today/evening. It's so cool thinking 8,939 blogs (148 countries / 12,592,373 readers) will be dedicating today to "Climate Change!" Wow! If you've got a blog consider joining too!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Around the world millions of children are not getting a proper education because their families are too poor to afford to send them to school. In India, one schoolboy is trying to change that. In the first report in the BBC's Hunger to Learn series, Damian Grammaticas meets Babar Ali, whose remarkable education project is transforming the lives of hundreds of poor children.
At 16 years old, Babar Ali must be the youngest headmaster in the world. He's a teenager who is in charge of teaching hundreds of students in his family's backyard, where he runs classes for poor children from his village. "
Friday, October 9, 2009
Did you know...?
- 55 billion gallons of drinkable water are flushed everyday.
- 8 out of 10 bathroom visits don't require a full flush.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
StrucktheFilm.com. Turns out it has done a full film festival circuit and one many accolades!
Clearly both male characters are "struck!" I hope you enjoy!
Speaking of films, I gotta make a plug for "Planet in Focus," Canada's preeminent international environmental film and video festival! It start's Wednesday, October 21st and goes on until Sunday, October 25th. Venues include Royal Cinema, Innis College, Bata Shoe Museum, Festival Box Office, the ROM, and the Gardiner Museum.
And I am excited to say that Ecojot will be attending the Eco Exchange, on the last two days of the film fest, Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25! So mark your calendars, watch some ecoFILMS and stop by and say hello at the Eco Exchange... I'll have jellybellies, buttons and a free Ecojot raffle... Plus some Ecojot journals for purchase!
Tickets are $10 each, $8 for students and seniors and a pass for the whole festival is only $100... That's cheaper than seeing a movie on a regular night out ;)
Happy Thursday! Hope you enjoyed the shorts!