Hope your having a wonderful, rainy weekend I know I did. this weekend was especially important because it was RNAO (the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) Annual General Meeting, where nurses from across the province gather once a year to discuss and collaborate on issues that nurses face in todays environment. It was a wonderful turnout as per usual and we as ONEIG were thankful to have had a chance to interact with amazing nurses from such diverse areas.
If your wondering what the picture above is about, well...let me tell you! our group had the chance to have a table to display what we do and who we are as a group. I must say we recieved wonderful feedback! The four jars signify areas that nurses find most interesting, by the end of the AGM the jar for Air Quality rained supreme climate change was second and Energy was third. This was great for us as a group because now we know what areas we can focus on. Our table also featured an Eco pledge that Nurses were encouraged to take to show that they support environmental efforts and are willing to make change. The pledge read; I PLEDGE TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY... and nurses could fill in the blanks with actions they have taken to help preserve the environment (you can find their pretty faces on the slideshow on the first page).
Overall, it was wonderful to see that Nurses are making an effort make change and believe preserving our environment is essential for us to care about.
If you have any feedback or questions please dont hesitate to contact us, we will be sure to get back to you! for now keep on browsing our webpage and who knows maybe there will be something that really sparks your interest :)
For now all the best
Horrayy!! now its time to clean those closets and get ready for summer :) before you busy bees get to cleaning here are some tips to consider when cleaning the old hive ;)
1. Read Lables : that funky looking cleaner in the back of your cupboard may require special disposal because of the chemical ingredients.
2.Think about recycling your lightly used clothing; Donate to your local shelter or call your local community center for clothing pick up
3. Do Not mix cleaners; Its tempting when the grime just wont scub away but think of the potential harm the chemicals can do to you and your family.
4. Make your own cleaners! we have a list of organic cleaners you can make on your own.... yes you! Here are a few reciepes we found on EarthShare.org
Do-It-Yourself Green Cleaners
Some of the greenest cleaners are the ones you make yourself. Here are some sample recipes for simple, effective cleaners;
Finally Have fun! open the windows for fresh air and sunlight and sure turn the radio up..just remember to turn it off when your done :)
Thats all for now! happy cleaning
Spring is finally here ( well sort of..) and you know what that means? Spring cleaning! no I'm not writing to give you tips and tricks to reduce reuse recycle..but stay tuned I will post something shortly... No this post is about something I discovered while sorting through my old things.
It was an assignment.. from wayyy back! you know that wonderful nostalgic feeling you get when looking through old things.. well this assignment from my Earth and Space Science class definitly hit the spot. The assignment was entitled " Earth as a System; The view from space" I hope when you read this your as proud as I was to know that our youth is being taught about the wonders of the world and it is up to us as role models to inspire them to continue to take interest in caring for our global environment.
I wanted to share it with you folks I hope it inspires you to reflect on your perspective of earth..and perhaps to even dive into that pile of old notes from your school days..
p.s Today is Earth Day! so an even better excuse to do some candle light reflection
Interesting cartoon reposted from the Toronto Climate Change Network...tcan.ca... make sure to check them out!