Monday, December 28, 2009

Absence explained... Sort of.

Greetings Everyone! My sincerest apologies for my sudden disappearance. Wish I had some exciting excuse for dropping off the face of the blogosphere, such as I had to hop on a jet on a top-secret eco-mission... But alas it was just life's responsibilities catching up with me over the twister that is the holidays!

Speaking of which, here's wishing you

I shall be back blogging as often as I can in 2010... In meantime, this graphic says it all from me to you...


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Just 'cause it's fun, silly... and got a beat!

Plus could this technically be considered eco-friendly too? The box looks like an old wooden box that would otherwise be thrown away, and it looks like you could use a couple balloon you've already gotten laying around... ;)

Either way, a fun video I got from my big brother G... Enjoy...

Here's hoping you're having a great weekend! Oh and Happy UN Climate Change Conference Eve!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

3 new ecojot holiday eco-cards!

It's that time of year again... Holiday Card Season!

However, stress not, for I'm excited for you be the first to know that ecojot's got three new special holiday eco-cards... Literally just posted a few minutes ago!

Check 'em out here and enjoy putting a smile on a special someone's face with DesignerJots' adorably festive designs and your personalized holiday cheer!

Here's spreading the ecojot eco-holiday love ;)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November Giveaway Winner Revealed...

And the November Giveaway Winner is...

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...

ale_d_o_l ~ You are courageous... Thank you for sharing your story. Best wishes on a speedy recovery!

Julie ~ I heart art too!

Sara ~ Don't know what I'd do without my family and friends!

D'angelo ~ Thank you for the accolades. Not to mention, your ever steady readership is ever encouraging ;) I have heard of the riti printer, actually blogged about it earlier this year. Love your thoughts on Starbucks and how they could printer their own ads at the very least... Yum indeed!

the life of a teenage scrapbooker ~ It's a pleasure to host giveaways. Here's to health and family!

John and Christian ~ And basketball!

Candied Fabrics ~ What a great Thanksgiving blog entry! Your pies look too delicious not to show off... Hope you don't mind ;)

Mary ~ Isn't it amazing what inspiring things one can stumble upon on the blog-0-sphere?

Cathy ~ Here's to doing what you love!

AJ ~ Wow, that what just beautifully said.... To love and be loved in return!

And here's to all of you! I know my posts haven't been very consistent as of late... Thanks for still visiting :)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy American Thanksgiving = Happy November Giveaway!

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!

Last month Earthzone kindly offered to send me some pencils not just to test out but to giveaway!

Being my first official review-giveaway, I couldn't wait! But when they didn't show, I started to think they'd accidentally gotten lost in the mail. Turns out we have a new mailman, who's been putting our mail in a wooden box on our porch instead of our mail slot... Oops!

However, as usual, I digress... I excitedly took these eco-pencils for a jot, and I gotta say I was impressed! They without a doubt live up to their "World's Most Environmentally Friendly Pencil" claim...
  • Made from 100% recycled newspaper and graphite core.
  • No toxic chemicals
In fact, just like D'Angelo's paper pens, "old, whole newspaper sheets are flattened and cute into pieces. A coat of water-based glue is applied to the newspaper to tightly wrap the graphite." As shown below:

But my two fave things about these pencils...?

The Special Edition pencils keep their newspaper lookin' charm AND they make the perfect ecoCompanion to my ecojot journals, notebooks and sketchbooks!

Therefore, it only made sense for my November Giveaway to be both a 12 pack of Earthzone Special Edition Pencils and a handy 9x12" ecoKids Sketchbook... Perfect for some holiday sketching!

Contest will run till November 30th. I'll announce the winner on December 1st.

As it's American Thanksgiving today, how about you tell me what you're most thankful today as a comment entry? Such as the fact, that I am very thankful for your visit to my blog.... Thank you!

Am off to Connecticut to eat some turkey, and my Uncle M's super awesome mash potatoes... Happy American Thanksgiving!

See you back here on the 1st ;)


PS- Just 'cause, how about an extra entry for helping me advertise "my first official review-giveaway" if you tweet about this post or share it on Facebook profile? ;D Simply mention if you did as a separate comment!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ecojot 100% proud sponsor of R4 !

Friday night, I had the pleasure of attending University of Waterloo's STEP (Sustainability Technology Education Project)'s R4 Fashion Show.

As blogto fashion writer Briony put it, "A squadron of sustainable tech nerds from Waterloo showed a packed crowd at their R4 Fashion event that going green can be high-fashion as well."

The event was headlined by some of Canada's top fashion designers: AIME by Monica Mei, CARRIE by Carrie Hayes, Thieves by Sonja den Elzen, and Rachel Jasmine Chan, and also included an Emerging Designers Competition.

While I don't count myself much of a fashionista, and most of the outfits seemed a little too out there for me, I was just so impressed by the university students who put the entire event together and their commitment "to promote sustainable design & technology, lifestyle, and eco-friendly consumer decisions in the community."

What do you think of the clothes? Anything catch your eye and could see in your closet?


Friday, November 20, 2009

And the ecoLeadership winner is...

And the ecojot Canadian Student Leadership Conference ecoLeadership Writing Contest Winner is.... Aimée Cunningham of Heritage Park Secondary...

It wasn't an easy choice, for as cliché as it sounds, we thought all the entries were winners... However, we were so impressed to hear that Aimée and her classmates built a recycling program from the ground up and are committed to continuing to improve it!

Congratulations to Aimée and her leadership classmates... Can't wait to send you your ecojot prize pack, and your ecoCause a $75 cheque!

Thank you to all who participated! It's been such an ecoInspiration reading all the entires... I hope for all of you too ;)

I shall be back with my semi-regular ecoLoving thoughts next week!

Bon Weekend !


Thursday, November 19, 2009

ecoLeadership poetry, take 2

According to Andrea Lee...
"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!

Meanwhile, as it feels like ages since I've posted a random cool video, came across this and thought to myself, "I will never see dominos the same way again!"

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Being an ecoLeader means doing your part.

Just three more entries to share, which means I'll be revealing the winner of the ecojot Canadian Student Leadership Conference ecoLeadership Writing Contest this Friday, so be sure to stay tuned! Here's hoping you've enjoyed the entries thus far :)

Sometimes many simple eco-friendly acts to make a major difference is what defines being an ecoLeader by Coreen McEwan...

Happy Hump Day ;D


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ecoLeadership poetry

Introducing Parker of PEI, the ecoLEader poet...

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.
Now that's what I call ecoPoetry!


Monday, November 16, 2009

ecoLeadership stories continued...

Hi Everyone!

Here's hoping you had a lovely autumn weekend... Oh how I love watching the leaves change colour! As promised another entry from the ecoLeadership Writing Contest ecojot hosted at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference.

Thoughts on improving their recycling program by Taylor Cunningham...

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.

More inspiring ecoLeadership stores to come!


Friday, November 13, 2009

"why it is so great to be an eco-leader"

Fiona Bastiaansen's thoughts on ecoLeadership....

My favourite line is, "If we care as a leader about the environment, then we will inspire others to as well."

True story!

Thanks Fiona! More thoughts on ecoLeadership next week.... In the meantime....

Bon Weekend!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Making a difference as an ecoLEADER

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!

For the next few days, I shall share the entries with you, and reveal the winner in the end!

So without further ado, please check out how Laura Broom of Mission, BC and how her classmates made an ecoDifference in their school...

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!


Rechargable, colourful and oh-so cute!

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!

Shaped like a dog, the eneloopy lets you know if your batteries require charging. "When you place your eneloop batteries into the device the dog's nose will light up: green for fully charged, orange for partially charged, red means your battery needs charging and no light means you have a dead battery on your hands."

Not sure if they're only available in Japan, but according to DVice eneloopy launches this weekend!

Random, but too eco-cute not to post ;)


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

October Giveaway Winner

I'm back... And the October Giveaway Winner is... jennifer57

who re-used costumes from last year! Congratulations jennifer57! And thanks for being green this Halloween!

The special mystery prize? Well I decided to ask what your favourite ecojot is, so that I could surprise the winner with their preferred Ecojot treat! So jennifer57, you're going to receive some "dog ecoprints!"

Please excuse the delay of this post everyone 0:) I didn't have steady access to interweb while in NYC. But now I'm back to my semi-regular ;D blogging schedule. And what would my blog be without a video here and there?

Something upbeat, happy and randomly awesome....

Pearl and the Beard - Will Smith Medley from Goddamn Cobras Collective on Vimeo.

Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Be safe. Be green. Advanced Happy Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone,

How was everyone's weekend? Wonderful I hope!

I've got a crazy busy week ahead of me hence my absence yesterday, and my decision to be absent for the rest of the week. I'll be back next week to announce the winner of my October Ecojot Treat Giveaway, in the meantime, be sure to enter if you haven't yet already ;)

And just because I happen to be going to NYC for a few days at the end of the week... A fun video, because you know how much I love them!

Be safe. Be green. Have a Happy Happy Halloween!

See you next week!


PS-- In fact, just for good measure, here's a link to InHabitat's Top 5 Green Halloween Treats and Tips by Yuka Yoneda!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another Halloween Contest...

As many of you have mentioned reusing old Halloween costumes, or shopping at Value Village for my October Ecojot Treat Giveaway... It only seemed appropriate to let you know about the Inhabitat Green Halloween Contest...

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.

I've been battling a cold, so I haven't yet gotten a chance to check out any of the films at the Planet In Focus Film Festival but I'll be at the Eco-Exchange all day tomorrow. So if you're in the 'hood please come by and say hello. As I love to do, I will have a special raffle. And on this rare, occasion I will be selling some ecojot products!

If Toronto isn't home, not to worry, you can still enter my October Ecojot Treat Giveaway. All you have to do is tell me your favourite ecojot design/pattern!

Have a wonderful weekend! Remember to load up on vitamin C to keep those unfriendly colds 'n flus away!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

October Ecojot Treat Giveaway!

That's right it's time for a giveaway! Whenever I see ecojot rough stripes or bumps patterns I think of candy. And being that Halloween is coming up, and Halloween is a lot about candy... I was thinking, I don't believe I've done a giveaway yet asking what your favourite ecojot designs/patterns are.

So... Trick or treat? Which ecojot is your sweet?

Okay, not my best rhyme. However, I honestly can't pick... But if you absolutely had to what ecojot would you pick? Visit the styles section at and tell me as a comment. An extra entry to those who include in a separate comment how you intend to be eco-savvy this Halloween.

Giveaway will run until Halloween. Winners to be announced Monday, November 2nd. My apologies contest only open to residents of Canada and the US. Please remember to include a way for me to contact you ;)

Good luck!


PS - What's the prize? That's a surprise! In the spirit of Halloween, winner will receive a special mystery ecojot prize to be revealed on November 2nd!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A thoughtful handmade thank you.

Was at ecojot headquarters for my weekly visit this afternoon, and imagine my delight when I discovered we'd received a lovely handmade card from Anna Jordan of Albuquerque, NM. Not sure you can tell, but ecojot is delicately written with cut leaves!

Anna was thanking us for the ecoki prize pack that she won. Well Anna, once again, you're very welcome! Thank you for the lovely card! It was such a thoughtful creative thing to do :)


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun Theory Tuesday

Have you heard of the fun theory? What's the fun theory, you ask... Simple!

"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."

I couldn't agree more. Check these ideas out... The third one, the Bottle Bank Arcade is my favourite, likely for obvious reasons ;)

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.

Here's hoping the fun theory and the three examples above provided some fun inspiration!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Can you tell what this lamp is made from?

Can you tell what this lamp is made from? Old keyboard parts!

Nifty, huh? "The keyboard is one such essential computer accessory which is extremely affordable and easy to replace with than repaired."

"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."

If only more designers could reuse material like that!

Here's hoping you had a terrific weekend. I sure did... Had loads of fun on a mini road trip to Stratford with my brother G, friends Aaron and Ana to meet up with my sister Pat, her host mum Lori, host sister Eleanor and friends Daniel and Adarsh. Good times coupled with lovely weather.

Macbeth turned out to be a contemporary production. I forgot how dark this play by the Bard of Avon is. All in all, I was impressed, especially considering it turns out actor Colm Feore is currently playing the leads in Macbeth and Cyrano.

Happy Monday!


Friday, October 16, 2009

ecoFashion Design Friday

Happy Friday! It's crisp outside here in Toronto, but it is beautiful out... The sun is shining and skies are blue.

I was up relatively early for my yearly full medical check-up. Is it just me? Or no matter how early you arrive to your appointment, even when you're appointment is first thing in the morning, one manages to spend over two hours at the clinic? Waiting most of the time. I suppose all the lab work takes time, but I just had to get my rant in. Thank goodness it's only once a year! Plus I have an awesome family doc :)

So any big plans for the weekend? I am off to Stratford, a gorgeous town about two hours from Toronto that is famous for its theatre productions. Especially its Shakespearean ones. It just so happens my lil sis Pat will be there with her host mom and sis seeing shows, and so my big brother G and I decided to take a trip to meet up with them and see Macbeth!

I remember reading Macbeth in tenth grade, it suddenly seems so long ago.. Should be fun, my friends Aaron and Ana are coming too... Good times!

If I didn't have plans already, I'd totally be checking out this party... How can one go wrong at a Clothing Swap Party? Especially as the weather gets colder and that old sweater that's still great but just doesn't fit you right any more could score you a new-to-you sweater?

Save money and get new wardrobe... Better than a sample sale... The only cost is the entrance fee. I just don't see why they're charging women more... Hardly seems fair... But supposedly there are snacks, so hopefully that's included in the price!

Plus there will be a seamstress there to help you with any alterations you need. The seamstress happens to be a friend, AnotherWordforPink fashion designer Breeyn McCarney.

Speaking of AnotherWordforPink... Want a chance to win one of their dresses? In fact the one above to be exact? Visit here, Erin will be posting this Friday's Giveaway alert soon.

The awesome thing about AnotherWordforPink other than the talented designer being a friend of mine? Their effort to be green...

"We make everything locally and ethically, and as environmentally-minded as possible. We aren’t perfect - we do our best to keep our price points low enough that you can afford our fabulous services - but it gets easier all the time as more and more stores and companies get on the green band-wagon. You can rest assured that whenever the option to make an environmentally healthy choice is before us, we will take it. Our goal is to become 100% sustainable and zero impact. Our designer is obsessed with caring for the Earth."

So check out the Clothing Swap Party if you're in Toronto tomorrow. Visit for a chance to win the gorgeous dress above. I certainly will be entering... Besides I need something gorgeous and green to wear to the upcoming 30th Anniversary Flare Gala! Oh and be sure to check out --each week a limited edition dress is posted, and "all dresses are made to order, just for you, to your specific measurements."

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Countdown to Copenhagen... Ways to be a Climate Ally!

So I'm sitting at café in the Annex in Toronto... And as it happens I am sitting next to a blog interview! It's a little loud in the café so I can't successfully eavesdrop, but clearly it's about the growing popularity of blogs, how that there is just an over-concentration of blogs now and how it is effecting the journalism profession.

"Technorati currently states it is tracking over 112.8 million blogs, a number which obviously does not include all the 72.82 million Chinese blogs as counted by The China Internet Network Information Center" - Blog Herald - How Many Blogs Are There?

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? All I know is that I believe this Blog Action Day phenomenon is such a fantastic idea! As of the moment I write this and when I wrote earlier today... There are 853 more bloggers and two more countries dedicating today to "Climate Change!"

How amazing is that? After I write this post I shall check out all the different participants out there!

So what is Climate Change? Versus Global Warming? Well if you click on the hyperlinks you'll go to the wiki definitions. Bottom line...

"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."

So I suppose you could say global warming is a type of climate change.

So what's the deal? How do we make a difference? Well I thought I'd take the time to break things down for you...

2) Join the fight for climate justice, add your "tck" here. I plan to video myself adding my "tck!"

3) Read up on what the deal is and "Why we need to 'Seal the Deal' in Copenhagen" in December.

What to know is this...

"On 7 December 2009, representatives from 193 Parties will convene in Copenhagen seeking to seal the deal on a fair, comprehensive and scientifically rigorous climate agreement for the post-2012 period.

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."

So what I'm thinking is we have 52 days, less than two months to make sure our voice is heard. Buying ecofriendly products such as ecojot is one thing, and I am very proud of doing my part by using such green products whenever I can, but there is more we can do! So think about it. Visit some of the links I've shared with you. I haven't come up with a giveaway yet this month, and I really want it to count, so I'm thinking I may do another rolling giveaway specific to Climate Change so stay tuned.

At 27 years old, I think it is so important to do our part. I want future generations to be able to love their planet. To take care of it, but it all starts with ourselves!

Again, Happy Blog Action Day '09! If you've got a special rolling giveaway idea that I can do leading up to December 7, 2009 share it with me ;)


Happy Blog Action '09 Day!

When I discovered yesterday it was "Blog Action Day 09" today I had to sign up! I want to contribute a more comprehensive blog post on "Climate Change" than just posting a couple YouTube videos... But as you know I love visuals, and as it happens I went to a concert last night, so coming across this powerful song asking us "how can we dance when are beds are burning..." seemed very appropriate to post today. In fact, if you want to be a "Climate Ally" and download the song for free you can at

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

Thankful for poutine, pie, and most of all young people who are making the world a better place.

How was your weekend? Mine was filled with lots of food. Sunday was a full turkey dinner with many sides. And then on (Canadian) Thanksgiving Monday, a twist on the Canadian part. Jamie made a pumpkin pie and I had poutine.... That's right... Pie + Poutine = Canadian Thanksgiving, at least for Jamie, Simon and I. Ok, we had zucchini-blue cheese quiche too... Yeah can you say clogged arteries for Thanksgiving? Lol 0;D

For those of you who don't know what poutine is... It's my favourite 100% French Canadian delicacy... French fries topped with brown gravy and fresh cheese curds. It originated from Quebec, and I was very happy to discover that my local grocery store sells cheese curds!

I don't have any pics, as we rather gluttonous and so we didn't take any, but there's a shot of our more traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I love that I am fortunate enough to celebrate two Thanksgivings again this year... Canadian and American :) I'll be in Connecticut again this year with my family!

So I have no way of seamlessly segueing in to this, so I will just dive right into it... My brother G told me about this awesome story on BBC yesterday, that I can't not share... "The 'youngest'headmaster in the world..."

"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. "

There are a couple videos, and the full article here. The story is just so inspiring! It reminds us where there is a will, there is a way.

And it makes me so excited about the ways in which together with ecojot, we are working towards encouraging education and helping others all the time... And as I said in a project we're doing in 2010! So be sure to stay tuned ;)

Meanwhile, check out some photos I received from Lisa, the Development and Program Director of Teens Turning Green, one of the many awesome causes ecojot supports...

"Students are working diligently on projects greening their schools and planning some terrific events and more students are joining us weekly." - Lisa

I am thankful there are young people out there close to home and abroad, who have a desire to make a difference! Kudos.


Friday, October 9, 2009

A Perfect Flush Friday... Plus a SUPERCRAWL in Hamilton!

When I lived in France last year all the toilets I came across always had two flushing options... I've noticed since coming back to Canada that newer toilets have the dual-flush option. But how about those who rent an apartment (like myself) or who just can't afford to buy a new toilet?

Well I just came across this terrific eco-invention on ecofriend called the Brondell Perfect Flush

Did you know...?
  • 55 billion gallons of drinkable water are flushed everyday.
  • 8 out of 10 bathroom visits don't require a full flush.
See their brief less than two-minute video on how it works. In a nutshell, "The system installs in less than 30 minutes and cuts water use by 30 to 50%, which the company claims will save an average home up to $100 annually in water use, thereby recouping its cost of $99 in just one year."

I'm certainly going to try and convince my landlady to give it a try for all the toilets in the building, and consider it as a Christmas present to my homeowner friends and family.

Every little bit counts, right? Oh and if you live in Toronto and are considering purchasing a new toilet, and didn't know... "The City of Toronto offers residents a $60 or $75 cash incentive to replace a water-guzzling toilet with a City-selected water-efficient model!" Full details available here.

Here's to being truly green. And in case I hadn't mentioned it, if you live in the Hamilton area... ecojot is making an appearance at Mixed Media at 154 James Street North.

If you need help getting to the exact location, see below. Have you tested out Google Street View, yet? It's so much fun, not to mention a super convenient way to know where you're going!

View Larger Map

But I digress, Mark of ecojot, unfortunately not along with me this time around, will be checking out the James Street North Supercrawl tomorrow night... Lot's of music, plus the usual ecojot Fan appreciation fair... dollar-off coupons, gourmet jellybeans and of course a free raffle to win some of your favourite 100% recycled stationery! Please check it out if you're nearby!

Have a fabulous weekend... Oh and advanced Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians out there! Gobble gobble!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Romantic Shorts Thursday... Plus keeping the "Planet in Focus!"

As you may or may not know, I am a bit of a hopeless romantic... I rarely like admitting it but I really enjoy romantic comedies... I recently saw "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and totally enjoyed it 0;)

But I also enjoy shorts, and so of course I have a particular fondness for sweet, cute, mushy shorts... Signs below was a short sent to me by my friend Johnson a while back, and I hadn't realized until today when I went searching for it here on my blog that I haven't shared it... The characters aren't exactly environmentally friendly with their paper-use, but it's still super cute and worth the share...

Signs from Kevin Ferguson on Vimeo.

Then there's "Struck" which my brother G posted on his Facebook profile recently... Another great short by Director Taron Lexton, Screenplay by Milena Ferreira and produced by her husband Nathan Lorch. Full info on their website Turns out it has done a full film festival circuit and one many accolades!

Struck from weian zhou on Vimeo.

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!



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