Bring any mobile phone, battery or accessory, irrespective of carrier, into your local Telus store, and they'll plant a tree for FREE!
Starting next week I will be advertising drop-off locations around Nanaimo for broken and unwanted phones. Help my campaign to plant a new forest in BC this year!
For those of you reading this outside the Regional District of Nanaimo and inspired to lend your support by dropping off your old phones at a Telus location, please drop a comment that you did so and I will add your donation to the total count.
The Tyee is fundraising to create four Investigative and Reporting Fellowships, grants we give to journalists to finance in-depth analysis of important issues in BC. Previous Tyee Fellowships have broken major stories, empowered citizens, and won national awards. They've uncovered dangerously inadequate dams on the Fraser River, argued for cheap public transit, explored the possibilities for improving our schools, brilliantly advocated for toxic-free job sites, and have chronicled the local urban farming revolution. Once we've raised the money - we have $3,500 to go and eight days left to find it - journalists can apply by proposing their ideas, which will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Anyone who donates to the Fellowship can suggest ideas and be entered to win one of three fantastic prizes. Visit http://thetyee.ca/About/Donate/ to help fund fiesty, fresh, investigative journalism in BC!
Only around 3500 to 7000 snow leopards still live in the wild. A vote is expected on the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act soon after Congress returns early next month, so Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund needs donations to advertise the act in order for people in Washington (and elsewhere) to know about it.
*Bingo for Life (formerly Gay Bingo) is a weekly, popular fundraiser for www.friendsforlife.ca and is supported by businesses including retail gift shops, restaurants, book & movie stores, tanning salons, clothing stores, hair salons, hotels, gyms, electronics, movie theatres, coffee shops, etc...
I went for a holiday in Cuba, and was welcomed by some locals into their homes where they provided me a place to sleep, food, and socialisation with many of their friends and relatives. They asked nothing in return, but I readily saw the poverty they were experiencing and I really felt motivated to help somehow. Wnen I left I gave them $120 realising that they only earn $10 a month, plus food rations which never seem to be enough. Now that I am back in Canada, I am going to send them money for Christmas so that they can buy much needed essentials, and maybe even something like new shoes and cooking items.