This month's event is happening on January 27th, 2018 with a film screening of the documentary 'Demain'/'Tomorrow'. --> Get your tickets here.
To prepare for the event, I wanted to provide some insight into the film and the environmental state of tomorrow.
After the publication of a study which outlined the potential demise of the human race and a world where food, water, and oil would be scarce, the creators of 'Tomorrow' felt it was their responsibility to inform the world.
They knew they could not approach this harsh reality head on, as it would leave most people feeling entirely powerless and render the cause as hopeless. So they took on the environmental crisis in small increments, only to find that the answers were already there.
Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways to view agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions that can be implemented on a local scale in order to make a difference on a global scale. In showing these small and easy changes that individuals are able to make, it can restore a sense of agency and contribute to a positive shift within society.
Tomorrow is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage individuals and communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
What are you going to do today, for tomorrow?
This film will help to educate and inspire with ideas and systems that are already working around the world. It should be approached with optimism and the understanding that each person must be part of the change. Try looking for things that you can implement in your home, your office, and your community.
We will be having an open environmental discussion after the film and we would love to hear your thoughts on 'tomorrow' and what you want to do about it today.
Environmental changes to make today:
See you on Saturday!
It is no secret that consumption of animal products has a harmful impact on the environment. During the holiday season, consumption of these products are at an all time high with traditional foods like turkey, egg nog, ham, gravy, and those milk & cookies for Santa.
At a time when animal consumption is high, it is that much more important to make an effort to reduce YOUR impact. One of the best ways to do that is by having a plant-based holiday feast.
Our guide will give you recipes and tips to switch out animal based recipes for plant-based versions and how to make a vegan feast DELICIOUS for everyone.
Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes
Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
Overnight Vegan Pecan Sticky Buns
Vegan Coffee Cake
Leek and Broccoli Vegan Tartlets
Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes
Potato, Mushroom, and Kale Hash Skillet
Holiday Snacks and Baking Recipes
Cranberry and Thyme Vegan Cheese Ball
Vegan Sausage Rolls
Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
No Bake Vegan Eggnog Bites
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks (using vegan butter, cream cheese, and cheese)
Salted Almond Chocolate Truffles
Plant-Based Holiday Dinner Recipes
Lentil Loaf with Balsamic Onion Gravy
Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad
Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate
Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Baked Cauliflower and Spicy Lentils
Festive Hasselback Potatoes
Vegan Holiday Dessert Recipes
Gingerbread Chocolate Mousse
Cinnamon White Chocolate Cheesecake
We hope you found this list helpful!
Wishing you a very happy holiday and a delicious (plant-based) feast.
- Your friends at GreenPeace Winnipeg
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, this weekend was heavily based on consumerism. It was fuelled by competitive sales and the impending doom of the holiday shopping rush.
So how can you go about your holiday gifting while being green?
We have your Holiday Guide to Green Gifting right here! Full of tips and tricks to reduce your environmental impact this holiday season.
Where to Buy.
It is always best to shop locally, all year round. This does not mean going to your 'local' mall for gifts, it means supporting locally sourced, made, and sold products. Shopping locally will open your eyes to the incredible makers we have in Winnipeg, from macrame plant hangings to gorgeous pottery, all made in this amazing city.
Some of my favourite spots to shop would be:
What to Buy/Make.
One of the biggest problems with presents, especially toys, is the amount of packaging they come in. Once everything is unwrapped and the packaging is finally off, you are left with a big pile of trash. Try finding toys with recyclable packaging, reusable packaging, or no packaging at all. This can be achieved through buying second hand or from local makers.
Another issue is the break and buy cycle. This happens when you purchase cheap items that will soon after break and it will be more cost effective to purchase another rather than fixing it. To avoid this, make purchases of quality products that will last the test of time. It may be more expensive, but it will be more worth it for the person, as well as the planet.
You must also consider what the person will use. If you buy them something you know they probably won't use or touch, it may not be worth it. Consider getting them something of necessity to ensure it will be used for years to come. Another approach is to replace something they already use with a green alternative, such as reusable food containers, travel mugs, or washable snack bags.
The other option is of course to make it yourself.
DIY holiday gift ideas include:
How To Wrap it
Wrapped presents typically result in a pile of ripped apart paper, ribbons, and bows covering the floor. Where does it end up? The garbage. Using Holiday bags as opposed to gift wrap is a good way to re-use packaging every season, but there are other ways to ensure your gifts are being given in recyclable and reusable materials.
In the season of giving, give to those less fortunate, give back to the community, and give to the earth that gives so much to you.
This Tuesday is #GivingTuesdayCa, so donate your time, your skills, or your money to the causes you care about.