Tag: environmental

Thriving Roots – Cowichan Forest Scouts

Forest Dwellers Spring Program Weekly Youth Program for  Ages 7-12 Dates:  Weekly. Fridays 9:30am – 3:30pm. Spring Semester: February 8 – June 14th. (No classes during Spring Break: March 18-19) The term ends with an epic overnight campout (June 14-15) Dinner for the campout is included. at OUR Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake Learn how the…
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November 19, 2018 0

Thriving Roots Cowichan- River Otter Clan

Forest Dwellers Spring Program Weekly Youth Program for  Ages 8-12 Friday February 23 to June 15 & 16 at OUR Ecovillage in Shawnigan Lake Explore, discover and adventure while learning skills that have allowed kids all over the world to thrive in nature! We will play games, go on wild adventures, use knives, make tools…
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February 5, 2018 0

Sustainable Development Goals

We are no longer taking registration for the course this year. If you are interested in taking the SDGs training later, please contact us at info@ourecovillage.org.  The Sustainable Development Goals April 27th – April 28th, 2019 Cost: 120GBP (CAD price depends on exchange rate. Registration being taken through Findhorn Ecovillage) Interested in more? This SDG training…
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January 24, 2018 0

Integrated Environmental Sustainability Programs for Students

Suitable for students aged 7 to 21 with content tailored to each age group OUR offers programs designed for learners of all ages with the goal of strengthening learning around sustainability with an integrated systems approach. Based on the concept of a holistic approach to ecology, it aims to demonstrate the integrated relationships between the provision of food,…
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September 9, 2015 0

OUR Education and Outreach Report (March, 2015)

A fresh start, a new reality, and in some ways it feels like a new sense of community in OUR world! Last year created the opportunity for huge change; helped OUR community let go of much of what needed to transform and to truly embrace some of the founding principles of OUR ECOVILLAGE in a…
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March 2, 2015 0

Another Life is Possible–Life in the Shire (Guest Post)

Silvia and her family recently stayed at OUR Ecovillage for a few days, about which she wrote the following blog post, re-posted with permission. Thanks so much for coming to stay, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again, soon! To read more of Sylvia’s blog, click here. — Sometimes three days are enough to…
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August 22, 2013 0

Cremation and Scattering

What is cremation? An alternative to intact body burial, cremation makes use of high temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce a body to its basic chemical compounds. These ash-like remains are then able to be buried, scattered, or retained by family members for personal preservation. Cremation dates back at least 20,000 years to partial…
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July 11, 2013 0

About Green Burial: History

As recently as the 1800s, green burial was arguably the only type of burial one could expect to participate in. Traditionally, North American families would have been in charge of caring for their deceased by preparing, dressing, and displaying their loved ones in their own homes. As formal parlours with the family’s finest furniture and…
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July 11, 2013 0

Get busy this summer

Every year a number of people take on key roles at OUR Ecovillage helping the kitchen feed thousands of people, the builders educate hundreds and continue developing the infrastructure to support the programs, and the community and the administration to help run the site and host the thousands of visitors every year. Here are a…
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March 29, 2012 0

Forging ahead with Ethical Investment

OUR launches the new “Ethical Investment Mortgage” – Syndicated Mortgage and seeks new investors: We invite you to participate in a new collaborative “Ethical Investment Mortgage” administered through Concentra Trust. Individuals or organizations can direct their resources into this low risk investment and even redirect their current (or newly purchased) RRSP’s into a “syndicated mortgage.”…
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February 28, 2012 0