Tuesday, December 1, 2009

YAY! The Priest Likes my Eco Ideas! :)

Or better said, he likes your ideas! :)

He really liked the idea of 'Eco Fair' inspired by the fabulous Danda!

I talked how scouts could maybe hand out cloth bags in front of supermarkets, and take part in other actions, together with the charity group, maybe at a '2nd hand fair'...
He wasn't so sure how people would react to 2nd hand clothing or products (this is a very small town, almost a village!) but he said, 'We could have other stalls too' and I said, 'Of course!'
He had the idea to hand out or sell discounted lightbulbs that save energy etc! So he got quite excited about the idea!

He was real busy (and I was a little late) so we only had 15 minutes or so. But he liked the ideas presented!! :)

He gave me the contact for Earth Day scouts' coordinator (a girl I know!:)
And told me how ideas are discussed monthly by the scout leaders and accepted if they are found appropriate for the kiddies. The scouts are primarily to learn about Nature and establish a deep connection with it, inspiring others is secondary!
I'm to send him other ideas typed up, links to films the scouts could perhaps watch..

If you have any other ideas or suggestions, or links for further tips or good eco films for kiddies, please tell!! :)

Also, a friend of mine who is starting a design small business asked me for 'consulting'! /faints/ And for writing a few cheerful eco articles for their website!
She and her man are awesome and very eco too and I hope I'll be able to help them some! :)

6 comments:

  1. WOW!
    I'm glad to hear these news from you!
    Hope you'll have fun with scouts... they are very eco but they like to do all in a happy way!
    As regards second hand objects to sell, I suggest to make a first choice among stuff, so to convince people to buy something and approach to the 2nd hand concept.
    The idea for eco-movies is great! As to start you can make them watch The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. She has a wonderful and clear way to explain how the life-cyle of stuff works.
    And good luck for the design business! I love design, especially when it is green! So I'm look forward to next news...
    Write soon! ;Danda

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  2. Oh Wow! Well done! That all sounds absolutely brilliant! Do let us know how it all goes!

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  3. Thank you, Danda and Sooz! :)

    At first I was quite excited, then I became quite scared, how to do it, lol!
    I think it's important that the dialogue has began, I've located the scout Earth Day girl on Facebook! :) We'll see how it goes..

    I was thinking about Story of Stuff too, maybe also videos of Jen at Clean Bin, Garbage video and maybe Yert and a few others.. Not sure which the priest will okay :)

    I am trying to find out exactly what happens with discarded 'too bad' charity clothes, maybe they could be used as textiles bank for sewing eco bags or little cloth toys or such?

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  4. This is great news!~ Well done!!!!

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  5. Wow! Well done! That all sounds absolutely brilliant! Do let us know how it all goes!

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  6. Sorry, a little late with my comment :) but I really, really like your blog and am so excited about the ideas you are coming up with for your part of the world!

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