Storyteller Scroll: Earth Day 2011

  • Published on May 03 2011 |
  • This article is tagged as: storyteller

Earth Day means something different to each individual - some of us get outside and enjoy the spring air, many plant a tree or make a donation, others continue to live as green as they do everyday! How did you spend your 2011 Earth Day?

If you have visited our website and facebook page over the past 5 months, chances are you have heard about our creative Earth Day partnership with Wabi Sabi. We are proud to say that the event was a GREAT success. Over 60 animals, plants, and other critters were dropped off and set up in the amazing woodland landscape, which was on display at Wabi Sabi for the month of April. Our goal was to gain attention and to raise awareness about the ON wilderness. Given the creativity, detail, and, well, cuteness of the display, we definitely achieved our goals for this event!

Several crafters joined us at the Earth Day party at Wabi Sabi where we enjoyed a ton of both homemade (thanks volunteers) and donated treats (thanks Bridgehead, Superstore, & Harvest Loaf).

The response we received about the event was overwhelmingly positive. People really enjoyed contributing to the display, which offered them a unique opportunity to show off their craft skills while supporting wilderness conservation. It's fair to say that doesn't happen every day! We also had several request to host the event next year. We certainly plan to do so, only it will be even bigger and better.

Finally, we would like to thank all of the crafters for their hard work crafting items for the display. Many crafters have also agreed to permanently donate their little critters to CPAWS-OV so that we may use them at future events. We are ecstatic! CPAWS-OV is dedicated to protecting wild spaces in the Ottawa Valley - public outreach is a big part of our work and these critters will help raise CPAWS's profile through the year.