Here’s why, despite my privacy concerns, I’m not quite ready to abandon Facebook. How else would I have learned that Leah Daling, one of the prime instigators and movers and shakers of the Pemberton Boomerang Bag collective, just dropped off 250 recycled pillow case bags to Signal Hill Elementary on April 9.
Amazing Boomerang Bag volunteers sewed all those old pillow cases into bags for the children at Signal Hill Elementary school to decorate for Earth Day 🌏.
Kudos to the Boomerang Bag organizers and volunteers, and to Leah Noble for her dedication to this project. Also to Ulla Clark at LimeLight screen printing for donating her studio to print the logo on the bags.
If you want to get involved in the Boomerang Bags Sewing Circle, follow the Facebook group for updates about Sewing Circle, or pick up some material bundles from the Community Centre’s dedicated Rubbermaid.
Another shout-out goes to our community’s local businesses, and Boomerang Bag supporters, The Pemberton Valley Grocery Store and Stay Wild Natural Health.
Both have contests going for Earth Day, to help reward us as we shift our behaviours to being more planet-conscious, and less wasteful.
If you bring your own bag to Pemberton Valley Supermarket before April 28, you’ll be entered to win your own SUP (stand up paddle board.)
At Stay Wild, all you have to do is bring your own bag, refuse a bag, or bring your own go-cup or straw, at the juice bar, and you’ll have a chance to win a $25 gift card and your own set of reusable stainless steel straws.
I also heard a rumour that Blackbird Bakery is thinking about having their own boomerang mugs – in case you forget your to-go cup, you could borrow one of theirs and bring it back. Let them know if you think that’s an awesome idea.
And keep spreading the Earth Love. It is, after all, our very best home.