thegreenrock.ca ~ Live Sustainably NL

think planet. live local.

thegreenrock.ca ~ habits for your habitat launched in 2008. with the tagline ‘think planet. live local’ thegreenrock.ca talked about ‘habits for your habitat’ – things we can all do to live more sustainably where we live. it was about connecting people to others, to community, to planet, and to themselves.

Vision

thegreenrock.ca envisions Newfoundland and Labrador as the community leading the western world in sustainable living.

Mission

through information, education, and inspiration, thegreenrock.ca promotes ‘where you are’ choices to help address challenges facing the planet, our communities, and our individual lives. thegreenrock.ca nurtures relationships with like-minded groups, organizations and businesses to increase our collective capacity to attain objectives.

Values

  • non-judgmental – thegreenrock.ca takes an Aristotelian virtue ethics approach to living sustainably, and tempers wishes and will with capacity.
  • open – thegreenrock.ca values open-ness to ideas, education, using technology to live sustainably
  • collaborative – thegreenrock.ca recognizes that collaboration is fundamental to building sustainability
  • positive – thegreenrock.ca takes a positive and respectful approach to its activities and its partners, recognizing different strengths and vulnerabilities.
  • resource-aware – thegreenrock.ca recognizes that resources of self, time and energy are invaluable to individuals and to the greater community, and respects these as a priority to wellbeing of individuals, the community, and the planet.

thegreenrock.ca ~ Live Sustainably NL projects

business for good

business for good

we connected social enterprise theory and practice! in partnership with Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration and with support from Memorial University’s Office of Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

#playoutdoors

#playoutdoors

with Junior Forest Wardens, the Community Healthy Living Fund, the Conservation Corps NL, we ran a series of awesome outdoor adventures: JFW Open Field Day, an East Coast Trail hike, and foraging with Shawn Dawson and Murray’s Meadow.

in its place

in its place

a waste diversion project that recycled paper and plastic, composted organics, and showed kids how to do it. In Its Place was supported by Wellness Coalition Avalon East, MacDonald Drive Junior High School and Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

InterGeneration

InterGeneration

seniors and students upcycled single use bags! it happened through Agnes Pratt, Waterford Valley High, the Co-operators Group IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Fund, Recycle NL and the City of St. John’s Waste Reduction Division.

think planet. live local ~ how do you fit in?

think planet. live local ~ how do you fit in?

with support from Memorial University’s Office of Public Engagement and the Department of Forestry and Agrifoods, we asked human beings how their actions fit in with their larger planetary system

peas, pumpkins & potatoes

peas, pumpkins & potatoes

with a grant from Participaction, thegreenrock.ca, Junior Forest Wardens, CD’s Trees and the Conservation Corps Green Team planted and harvested peas,pumpkins and potatoes! (there was capelin!)

our greenest strengths video series

our greenest strengths video series

in partnership with the Conservation Corps NL, the original thegreenrock.ca Green Team - Anna, Mike, Kathy, and Devin, shot green stories from the Northeast Avalon and wrapped up with a well-attended video premiere.

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