Category Archives: Sustainability

links loved: the conference edition

Oh man, there was SO MUCH to take in at the Creative Economy Conference! (It even made me feel a little “hungover,” as I wrote about yesterday.) I was just blown away. I scribbled lots of things in my notebook, … Continue reading

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livestreaming a talk about Slow Money

Last night there was a talk in Sydney that sounded great. However, I really wanted to be at home after a long day at school. I love community events, yes, but like everyone, I have a limit on how much … Continue reading

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“this did not start off fancy” – Growing the Creative Economy

So as I’ve said, NSCC (the school I attend) graciously paid for myself and my fellow Graphic Design students to attend a conference last week. Brilliant move on their part. As it was for anyone who attended the conference, really: … Continue reading

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Conference Day 1

I love when I get to the end of a day that I’ve spent at a conference or something, and I realize, “Whoa! I was too busy today to even read my favourite (three or four) daily blogs!” It’s like … Continue reading

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Tell me, tell me: crowdsourcing on creativity

Next week (March 25-27), the Cape Breton Centre of Craft and Design is putting on a rad conference in Sydney. (Click here to read my blog post from last week about why conferences are important to take the time to attend, … Continue reading

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Let’s go beyond buzzwords!

Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading

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Can we talk about this?

I want to talk about climate change. Not all the time, not ad nauseum. I don’t want to focus on it manic-style, unable to do anything else but read the terrifying facts and guesses. I also want to fold my … Continue reading

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Why should we care if rural communities live or die?

“Why should we care if rural communities live or die?” Kate Oland asked recently. I do care about what happens to rural communities, but I find that when I think about the life and death cycles of these human settlements … Continue reading

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seasonal work (or, “you do what you gotta do”)

So we’re into July now, and that means that in Baddeck – and, I’d imagine, most other parts of the island – we’re now in the busiest two months of the year. You know that saying about making hay while … Continue reading

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My first speaking engagement

The registration deadline is coming up for a great event happening in Sydney next weekend! The event: The Youth Social Enterprise Boot Camp. Cost: free! Cape Breton University, in partnership with ACCSE and other local partners are  challenging 50 young Cape Bretoners … Continue reading

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