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The Blog Has Moved

Hey EcoHawks!!!

The blog has been moved to a new website.

Check it out at:


Hope to see you all there.



Chris Illman

EcoHawks Marketing Executive


ThirstyThursday’s: Last Post of the Year!

It’s hard to believe this is the last blog post for the 2012 winter term. It has been a really great experience being able to blog for the EcoHawks, and I have learned so much along the way. Chris Illman will be taking over the blog next year, and seeing the effort he has put into being a volunteer I have no doubts that he will continue to thrive as the marketing exec for 2012/2013 academic term.

A few closing notes:


Sustainable Waterloo Region is having a their 3rd Annual Evening of Recognition (see attached poster for more info)

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:  The Waterloo Inn, Viennese Ballroom, 475 King Street North, Waterloo (map)

Registration can be done by following this link: http://www.sustainablewaterlooregion.ca/events/upcoming-events/

Flamingo Chicks, Mexico
Photograph by Klaus Nigge, National Geographic

(because who doesn’t love flamingos?)

Also…. do you want to be CANADA’S NEXT GREEN JOURNALIST?

It’s a national writing, photography and video contest for 12 – 17 year olds and 18 – 21 year olds that launched this week, and closes April 30, 2012.

Winning entries will receive prizes of cash for your school (to be put towards a sustainability initiative), and a laptopdigital camera, or camcorder.

They’ll also be published on www.youngreporters.ca

You can submit a journalistic piece in one of the three categories: writing, photography, or video.

We look forward to your joining us in taking on the green journalism challenge.
 More information on the competition is available at www.youngreporters.ca.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions atyre@environmentaldefence.ca

Have an amazing day/end of exams/summer!

WorldWideWednesday:Summer Activity, OUTSTANDING IN THE FEILD!

What is Outstanding in the Field? Well, since 1999 it is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Long tables at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands or at ranches. Occasionally a table is set indoors: a beautiful refurbished barn, a cool greenhouse or a stately museum. Wherever the location, the consistent theme of each dinner is to honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table.

Ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After a tour of the site, we all settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table.

Check out North American locations and times here




P.S. Lately the blog has been getting LOTS of international attention! Thank you so much to all of our viewers from overseas, please do not hesitate to leave comments!

Picture below, Fraser Island, Australia taken by Peter Essick, National Geographic


TipsTuesday: EcoHawks Earth Hour Video

Thirsty Thursdays: Earth Hour is NEXT WEEKEND!

Happy Thursday! Our Earth Hour Event is just over one week away. Here are some cool photos and an awesome quote from WWF Director General James Leape:

“Earth Hour will send a strong signal that people all around the world are deeply concerned and expect their leaders to take action before it’s too late. Climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions and it’s clear that the people of this planet are ready to get involved and find the answers.”


Here is our Facebook Event, be sure to come if you can 🙂


WorldWide Wednesday: The World’s Most Ethical Companies

The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.


Happy Wednesday!

TipsTuesday: Community Links

One of our fellow EcoHawks, Emily sent me this link to an environmental blog called EcoVoca.  Ecovoca has put together an absolutely  amazing list of links related to environmental sustainability in and around Waterloo. Wether you are looking for information or sustainable activities, it is an amazing resource :


Also 50 recycled t-shirt tutorials 

Photograph by Greg Girard, National Geographic
Urban Renewal
Seoul, South Korea
Buried under an elevated highway for decades, the Cheonggyecheon stream once again flows in the open air through downtown Seoul. A 3.6–mile–long stretch of the stream was restored in 2005.

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