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Wax Wrapping …. Poetic

February 2, 2010

Rapping plastic in PIP's Green Speaker's Corner

Your local Pipsters Karen, Dawn, Giovanni and Aron were all a-flutter on February 1st for School District 47’s all-day Community Caretakers Conference (C3) taking place at Brooks and Henderson Schools in Powell River, BC.

The day’s events  included  an awesome slide show and talk by writer/film-maker/eco-activist/park ranger Karsten Heuer (whose latest film Finding Farley will be showing at the Powell River Film Festival on Friday Feb. 13th at 12:30), followed by a locally-produced waste-free lunch by Nia Wegner. The afternoon workshops ranged from bike repair, to song-writing, creating an eco-slide show,  making a bear-safe composter, a seed-to-table demo, and our own Wax Wrap demo, among others.

Pebble in the Pond also hosted the Green Speakers Corner generously sponsored by Maradadi Pacific where more than 15 fantastic kids of different ages dropped in and waxed poetic about the dangers and solutions to plastic pollution!

Speaking of wax…our Wax Wrap Workshop fronted by the mysterious “Mr.S” (Aron Strumecki) was a fabulous success as he led 20 students through the process of  creating this ingenious product that is meant to replace plastic wrap. Click here to download the workshop handout in Adobe Acrobat  format (1.5 Mb pdf). Give Pebble in the Pond a shout if you have questions about sourcing local pure beeswax needed for this tutorial.

Pebble in the Pond was very excited to launch our all-schools 100-word writing contest!

Click image to download large pdf file (200 kb)

Take up the challenge to REDUCE your word count down to 100 words.
REUSE ideas others have written in new ways. RECYCLE old story lines in new ways. REFUSE to sit back and do nothing! You pick your writing genre (poetry, short-short story, soapbox rant, comic strip, journal entry etc.)
Technical Specs: Your entry must be plastic-related & maximum 100 words
Topic: Entry must answer the question: “How would you drop your small pebble in the big worldwide pond to help save the world for Earth Day?Contest deadline: March 31st, 2010
Prizes:
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes + honourable mentions for each school!
Winners: Your school will announce the winners on Earth Day – April 22, 2010
Earth Day Heroes will be presented to the world on our website.

Email submissions to: contest@pebpond.com or mail/deliver them c/o: “Pebble in the Pond Contest” @ 6239 Walnut Street, Powell River, BC CANADA V8A 4K4

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