By Spencer Yarnell, Head of Spreading the Herd Word
This is a short little update on where we are at with Clean Your Green!
To date we have raised $4,112.89 for Habitat for Humanity and moved the Greenometer just under 20 m.
We`re gettin out there to move the Greenometer a few more meters on Friday. It`s a pretty busy week for us what with a major set-up of a company (Welcome to the herd Community Living Selkirk!) and bimonthly payrolls coming in. I bet with all my blogging about our endeavours you forgot that we make money sometimes…
Well at least when Founder Darryl Stewart and I don’t come up with crazy ways to spend it.
Anyways with such a major week we won’t be cleaning to far but we’re hoping to glean at least a few meters out of the day.
Given that July is ending, we may be nearing the end of our planting time. It might be time for Clean Your Green to get more creative, try something new, and redevelop. I mean cleaning a garden year in and year out can only get us so far.
Creativity, redevelopment and risk-taking… Doesn’t sound like we’ll be too much out of our element. Stay tuned folks.
IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant.
Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today.
This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.