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$10,000 reached

Posted by madayerf on August 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Well I've made it past the $10,000 mark for the amount I have saved through green choices!  I'd say my goal of finding the place where green stuff and money stuff make sense has become established in my life.  At this point I thought I would share a few of the updates as to what I'm working on now.


I just moved to an apartment with a balcony so I am using some of my green fund to start a balcony garden and am thinking of getting a tumbling composter.  My apartment building doesn't have the green bin program yet, so this could be a way to improve my gardening each year and make use of some of my composting habits from my last apartment which did have a green bin program. I learned a lot from www.crazyaboutcompost.com/videos/ if you want to know more.


I am looking to profile some green apartment dwellers for my sister website ottawagreenhomes.ca as well, so if you know of anyone in the city be sure to let me know.


I am also now a member of the Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSF) and will be learning a lot about how larger green fundraising works and connecting to green projects with my pay it forward fund. Be sure to see osfund.ca or keep an eye out for our first newsletter this fall.


I am still looking for projects to donate to and am considering doing a more formal grant process or to simply donate my pay it forward amount to the OSF.  Also, I still enjoy driving the shared Nissan Leaf through Vrtucar and now that they are cheaper as of this fall, I am still hopeful that electric vehicle sharing will grow in the city.


Thanks for following along and happy greening!

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