I’ve started taking “baby steps” in my journey toward a Zero-Waste Lifestyle; shopping at the local Bulk store, with my reusable containers and bags in hand and using a bamboo toothbrush. These are small steps, but according to Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home, “any change is a step in the right direction….and, all you’ll regret is not having started earlier.”
In this episode of Legacy Crew, listen to Johnson describe how a Zero-Waste Lifestyle is the way to go. Once you adopt this kind of lifestyle, you will see financial, health and mental benefits. Of course, you will experience the satisfaction of making a positive impact on the environment and ultimately, “…you’ll discover a life, that is richer, not with stuff, but with experiences.”
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Episode 9 – Go “Zero Waste” – Discover a life rich with experiences, not stuff Length: 15:37 Sources: Intro/Closing music licensed by SourceAudio LLC; Mood Music Copyright: 123rf Stock Audio/timtaj
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Ed Wahl is the kind of person you would want on your team. He’s a dedicated worker and a leader, who emphasizes the whole, rather than his individual self. So, I’m glad he’s on this spaceship, we call earth.
Someone once said, “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
Ed’s 50+ years as a volunteer (in various roles and now as president of SHA Hockey Club) within the hockey community of Scarborough, Ontario, is a clear and solid statement about the kind of community he wants to live in. But, it’s more than simply hockey. Ultimately, he wants to live in a community that supports kids’ growth, through friendly competition and athletic achievement. He wants to foster teamwork, commitment, perseverance and goals, both on the ice and off.
Listen to how four-year-old Ed not only learned to play hockey – thanks to the support of neighbours, coaches and friends – but also learned the fundamentals of how to build a strong community.
In desperate, unpleasant or unsatisfactory situations, people might be forced to identify their options and then take action.
For example, due to economic reasons, my grandfather left his home in China, in 1930, to start a new life in Jamaica. He was fortunate to have options. And later, for a variety of reasons – social, economic, political – my parents left Jamaica to start a new life in Canada. They, too, had options.
Today, we face environmental disaster, worldwide. Do we have options?
Unfortunately, we don’t. But there is hope! If we reduce carbon emissions by 45% – by 2030 – we can have a bright future. There are some very easy and realistic actions we can take. Are you with me? Let’s get to work.
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Legacy Crew, The Podcast Episode 5 – Huddle Up! Length: 10:16 Sources: Intro/Closing/Mood music licensed by SourceAudio LLC
Our everyday actions and our everyday choices have the potential to create extraordinary legacies. In this episode, you’ll hear from Patrick Lee. To you, he’s just an everyday guy. To me, he is my inspiration.
He is the reason I live in Canada. He is the reason I boil bone broth regularly. He is the reason I write. He is my father.
As a young boy, my dad used to jump from roof top to roof top, “just to increase my bravery.” His characteristically optimistic and romantic nature, had him writing poetry under the stars, as well as making hand grenades from the firecrackers and thunderbolts that were sold in his parents’ shop. And when he was older and tragedy struck, he managed to find the courage to take another leap forward.
Photo Source: Patrick Lee
Legacy Crew, The Podcast Episode 4 – A Leap of Faith: Inspiration for this Podcast Length: 11:16 Sources: Intro/Closing/Mood music licensed by SourceAudio LLC
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Next Episode: Monday, June 3, 2019
Episode 3 – From Skid Row to CEO: The power of a possibility mindset
Photo Source: Joe Roberts
Description: In 1989, Joe Roberts was homeless, living on the streets of downtown Vancouver and dealing with mental health challenges. He pushed a shopping cart around, collecting cans and bottles to support a drug habit. Three days before Christmas, on a cold and rainy day, Joe made a decision to take one step in a different direction. Listen to Joe describe the courageous now-or-never moment that changed his life forever and continues to inspire and benefit millions of youth across Canada.
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Episode 1 – Want a happy life? It’s as easy as do-re-mi!
Description: 92-year-old Doreen Hutt can no longer play the piano because her knuckles have collapsed. It frustrates her, but it hasn’t stopped her from teaching several group classes every week. She has an unbreakable spirit that keeps her going and has made her an enduring influence on all of her students – past and present.
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Next Episode: Monday, April 8
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