How to Celebrate Earth Day at Home and School

How to Celebrate Earth Day at Home and School

The next Earth Day arrives on Monday, April 22 2019. For those who don’t know exactly what the motivation behind the international day of celebration is, allow us to provide a succinct reference of the Earth Day Network’s purpose:  “Earth Day...

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How to Celebrate National Volunteer Week in Canada 2019

How to Celebrate National Volunteer Week in Canada 2019

Did you know that April 7-13 2019 is National Volunteer Week? It all started in 1977 with a mission to  increase and support volunteerism and civic participation across the country. Since then, volunteer centres, businesses, non-profits, educational...

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Spring Break Learning Activities for Your Kids

Spring Break Learning Activities for Your Kids

Spring break is upon us and whether you’re taking the kids on vacation or enjoying the one to two weeks away from school from the comforts of your area code, you want to make sure that they keep learning through it all, while still having fun. As a purveyor of...

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How to Celebrate World Wildlife Day With Your Kids

How to Celebrate World Wildlife Day With Your Kids

World Wildlife Day is a United Nations designated affair to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. It lands on March 3 of each year, and while the species of our planet deserve attention every day, we suggest saving the date to slot...

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Alex Stark: Connecting with Nature and through Languages

Alex Stark: Connecting with Nature and through Languages

We met Alexander Grayson Brandt Stark last Nov. 2018 during Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) event at the River Rock Casino. He’s one of the Foundation’s recent 2018-2019 post-secondary bursary recipients. We were captivated by his stories of adventures in...

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How to Introduce Pollinators Into an Urban Environment

How to Introduce Pollinators Into an Urban Environment

There appears to be no stopping the increased densification of Canadian cities. Natural green space is giving way to new residential and commercial development while suburbs are blending into urban centers, become indistinguishable from one another. While this...

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How to Prevent Food Waste in Schools

How to Prevent Food Waste in Schools

Food waste has been a longstanding issue in Canada, and unfortunately it persists into 2019. Global News recently reported on a study which found that over half of the food produced in our country is wasted. Can you imagine what food insecure nations would...

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Why Donate to School Programs Focused on Outdoor Learning

Why Donate to School Programs Focused on Outdoor Learning

Like a lot of dutiful Canadians, you’re probably looking for a place to make a charitable contribution at this time of the year. There’s certainly no shortage of programs to consider, but unless you have a cause that hits especially close to home you may...

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Why Donate to a Foundation

Why Donate to a Foundation

While any time of the year is a good time to do some good in your community, a lot of people take a moment at this point in the year to reflect on how they can help make a difference. However, with so many opportunities being presented to you, it can be hard to make...

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6 Great School Garden Examples to Inspire Your Own

6 Great School Garden Examples to Inspire Your Own

One of the best ways to introduce outdoor learning experiences for kids in your own community is through a school gardening program. In addition to developing horticultural knowledge and skills and providing a sustainable food resource, there are numerous benefits for...

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Outdoor Learning in the Rain

Outdoor Learning in the Rain

Summer is officially over and the forecast around British Columbia and the rest of Canada seems to concur. As the autumn and winter bring more rain (especially here in BC) many households and grade school classes head indoors to teach their kids. However, did you...

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How to Keep Your Community Garden from Being a Fire Hazard

How to Keep Your Community Garden from Being a Fire Hazard

The summer in BC and other regions across Canada is unfortunately known as forest fire season. And as the land becomes more densified, communities find themselves nearer to the threat than ever before, with local garden and urban farming plots becoming hot targets,...

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Where Does Community Garden Food Go?

Where Does Community Garden Food Go?

This query comes up more often than you may think. The reason for this, is that the general public is now seeing community gardens and urban farms sprouting up in the cities and towns in Canada more than ever before. This is good news since community gardens help ease...

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How to Water a Community Garden in a Summer of Short Supply

How to Water a Community Garden in a Summer of Short Supply

The summer is forecast to be a long and dry one here in BC and in many places across Canada. While this is good news for households enjoying the lakes, rivers, and coastlines of the country, it poses a bit of a concern for those hoping to keep their community garden...

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