Can you imagine 100+ kids singing I am the Future? Or dancing to Up Your Watershed? Or creating eco-art masterpieces? Or picking vegetables to make soup and salad for each other?
That’s the power of ECO-BLAST Kids’ Camp & Concert, being hosted in Kelowna, BC this summer by the Fresh Outlook Foundation and the Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs.
AUGUST 13th-16th, 2013
Day camp at the Martin Avenue Community Centre, 8:30am-3:30pm
- More than 100 kids ages 5-12
- Ecological songs inspired and taught by Voices of Nature
- Dance and eco-art inspired and taught by local experts
- Hands-on nature, urban agricultural, and cooking experiences
- Interactive teachings on water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste reduction
- Locally grown and/or organic lunches, snacks, and beverages
AUGUST 17th, 2013
Concert at Kelowna’s Stuart Park, 7:00-9:30pm
- Performance of ecological songs and dances learned during the camp
- Display of art developed by campers
- Local sustainability groups sharing information about their causes
- $129/child through the Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs starting May 1st
- Scholarships available
The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 6th Building SustainAble Communities conference November 25th to 28th in Kelowna. Please save room in your calendar and your budget for this highly acclaimed and hugely popular event that last year drew 600 delegates from 80 communities!
In keeping with our commitment to make every conference a unique encounter, we've partnered with global performance improvement organization FranklinCovey to provide an informative and inspirational conference/training experience designed to accelerate your move toward sustainability.
To help flesh out the program, we're looking for success stories from the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors in the following topics:
- Organizational or community leadership
- Community planning
- Environmental preservation
- Green economic development
- Social sustainability
- Sustainable arts/culture
- Sustainable infrastructure
- Green building design/construction
- First Nation's sustainability sucesses
Please submit abstracts before
April 30th (deadline extended) May 15th, 2013 to email@example.com. They will be considered in the order in which they arrive.
We're also looking for issue experts to help generate meaningful and productive dialogue about the following:
- Community climate action (day one)
- Healthy communities initiatives (day one)
- Food systems/food security (day two)
Please tell your colleagues and friends...
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!
We're happy to announce that the Program at a Glance for the Building SustainAble Communities conference is ready! Now's the time to save room in your calendar (November 25th-28th) and in your budget. Check out our great rates and registration options here and sponsorship opportunities.
CALLING ALL SustainABLE WOMEN!
Join us for our second Women 4 SustainAbility gathering and connect with others, like you, who are passionate about community sustainability. The event takes place on Monday, February 25th and is hosted by Bean Scene HQ on Dickson Avenue in Kelowna. Networking runs from 6-7pm; the program follows from 7-9pm. The $20 drop-in fee includes appies and dessert. You'll be responsible for buying your own drinks. Please confirm your attendance with me at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th.
ENERGY ON A PLATE?
Contribute to conversations about sustainable business at this year's first Breakfast of Champions Wednesday, February 27th from 7-9am at Kelowna's Best Western Plus. Sponsored by FortisBC's PowerSense, the event features a hot "green" breakfast prepared by ORA Kitchen & Bar. Also on the menu are stories about progressive business practices that save notable amounts of energy and money! The cost is $10/person. Please register here before February 22nd...
SUMMER CAMP WITH A DIFFERENCE...
We need your help to host the ECO-BLAST Kids' Camp & Concert August 13th-17th in Kelowna. Co-hosted by the Central Okanagan Boys & Girls Club, this amazing event will engage more than 100 children ages 5-12 in ecological song, dance, art, and multi-media, along with hands-on nature and urban agriculture experiences. The week culminates in a concert at Stuart Park showcasing what the kids have learned and created. For more information, or if you're interested in supporting this great event through scholarships and/or financial or inkind sponsorships, please contact me at email@example.com. Donations are also greatly appreciated! We can issue tax receipts for donations of $10 and more.
EIGHT MONTHS AND COUNTING...
Please save room in your calendar and your budget for the foundation's 6th Building SustainAble Communities conference at the Delta Grand in Kelowna from November 25th to 28th. Program and registration information, and a call for panelists and issue experts, will be posted on the website by mid-February. Just so you know, we're partnering with the leadership experts at FranklinCovey to introduce new ways of thinking and to help accelerate action toward community sustainability. Curious? Join us on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular conference updates...
Thanks, and I hope to see you soon!