EnviroLink Forum

Community • Ecology • Connection
It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:25 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:05 pm 
Offline
New User
New User
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:43 pm
Posts: 40
Location: Sacramento, CA
I was tabling at an event that drew about 5,000 people.

Wishing I protesting Bush being in West Sac.

We also did trail building along the South Fork American River.

Yes, everyday is Earth Day, but there is something great about people coming together one day a year to celebrate the Earth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:41 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:49 pm
Posts: 6178
Location: Dame Glooy'd Sneefrugs
This weekend we planted about tons of trees and plants. The Forest Service gave us 50 trees plus we bought 10 fruit trees and a bunch of other plants and native grasses. We'll be busy planting through the rest of the month. :shock:

_________________
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Theresa Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:44 pm 
Offline
New User
New User
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:43 pm
Posts: 40
Location: Sacramento, CA
Origam wrote:
This weekend we planted about tons of trees and plants. The Forest Service gave us 50 trees plus we bought 10 fruit trees and a bunch of other plants and native grasses. We'll be busy planting through the rest of the month. :shock:


What fun! I love doing big tree plantings and then goings back years later to see the mature trees! We just did a huge planting with 3rd graders. They had a blast.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:48 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:53 am
Posts: 2281
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
I was up in Maine at a conference of the Social Venture Network (http://www.svn.org). It's an amazing conference where the top socially and environmentally responsible business owners, investors and foundations get together to share ideas and strategies for creating a better world. It was rejeuvenating for me personally and gave me a lot of energy to come back home and keep fighting the good fight.

-josh


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:55 pm 
Offline
New User
New User
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:43 pm
Posts: 40
Location: Sacramento, CA
That conference looked very rewarding! Do you know how many people were in attendance. Were there many people from the West Coast there?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:50 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:34 am
Posts: 6321
Location: Texas
granola wrote:
Wishing I protesting Bush being in West Sac.


But instead, you actually did something that will reap benefits. Good for you.

_________________
"Yes like I said it all boils down to morals. What you think is right doesn't make a person wrong because they think different ;)" X-Black


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:52 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:53 am
Posts: 2281
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
granola wrote:
That conference looked very rewarding! Do you know how many people were in attendance. Were there many people from the West Coast there?

I think there was between 350-400 people there. SVN conferences always have a huge attendance from the west coast (including British Columbia). There is an "open" meeting (ie: not just for members) coming up this fall in Tucson. That's a great meeting for folks to attend who are new to the community.

-josh


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:27 pm 
Offline
Member with 200 posts
Member with 200 posts
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:53 pm
Posts: 275
Location: Indiana
Planted some trees. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:22 pm 
Offline
Member with 500 Posts!
Member with 500 Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:34 pm
Posts: 608
Location: Alberta, Canada
Earth day? Never thought about it, I was too busy building a chicken tractor with my husband. Considering we were using reclaimed (free) lumber and wire, I think it turned out pretty well. Now the bantams won't get picked on by the bigger laying hens and can be moved to a different spot of lawn every day.

Image

Here are two of my son's pretty bantam hens in the tractor.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:27 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:27 am
Posts: 5776
Location: USA
Quote:
So what did YOU do for Earth Day?


Depending on exactly when it was, I was either reclaiming some rubber or kicking someone in the head. :twisted:

_________________
TANG SOO!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:29 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 10701
Location: S. Fla
If it was on Saturday I had a manicure.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:37 pm 
Offline
EnviroLink Volunteer
EnviroLink Volunteer
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:45 pm
Posts: 20500
Location: Southeastern US
Fosgate wrote:
Quote:
So what did YOU do for Earth Day?


Depending on exactly when it was, I was either reclaiming some rubber or kicking someone in the head. :twisted:


Or perhaps both when you kicked people in the head to recycle the rubber protective headgear .... :P

_________________
With friends like Guido, you will not have enemies for long.

“Intellect is invisible to the man who has none”
Arthur Schopenhauer


"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:01 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:41 pm
Posts: 6190
Quote:
If it was on Saturday I had a manicure.


So did you skip the pedicure in honor of Earth Day. :wink:

_________________
I don't know what your problem is but I bet its hard to pronounce.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:07 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:34 am
Posts: 6321
Location: Texas
That's pretty spiffy, ST. I've never seen a chicken tractor before. Never even heard of one. I like it.

_________________
"Yes like I said it all boils down to morals. What you think is right doesn't make a person wrong because they think different ;)" X-Black


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:44 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2255
Location: Central Colorado
I was, as usual, walking the talk, and talking the walk on environmentalism. Living the solar/Earthship/independent life with my wife and one child(no status quo). Less impact now, and less in the future. I built some cold frames to extend my outdoor growing season, and turned the compost. My skilsaw is solar powered (of course, so is everything!). :D

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group