|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on October 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
On October 3rd, 2012, ecoFredericton went to the UNB Volunteer Fair. Quite a few people were interested in our project, and our volunteer sign up sheet was approximately one-third filled with names and email addresses. In addition to attracting volunteers, the opportunity to network with other non-profit organizations was much appreciated.
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
On September 28th, 2012, ecoFredericton received word that the NB Residence Co-operative has decided to support ecoFredericton's attempt at winning up to $150,000 in funding through the Aviva Community Fund. Thank you, NB Residence Co-operative!
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
On September 27th, 2012, ecoFredericton received the promised donation from a fundraising outdoor festival, Freedomfest at the Farm, hosted by One Step Wonderful Events. The donation was $864.08. Thank you to One Step Wonderful Events and Sarah McAdam for making this generous donation!
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, ecoFredericton Sustainable Living Inc. sent a press release to media, announcing their entrance into the 2012 Aviva Community Fund competition. The following is a copy of the press release:
ECOFREDERICTON MAKES BID FOR AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND
ecoFredericton is intending to establish a sustainable living education centre where the Royal Road Equestrian Center once sat.
"The project is largely inspired by the Falls Brook Centre in Knowlesville, NB, and our centre will likewise demonstrate sustainable architecture and technologies, organic food production, and permaculture." explains Dana Hartt, one of ecoFredericton's directors. The centre will also include a housing and farming co-operative, allowing volunteers to live on-site, providing a non-profit alternative to for-profit affordable housing, and demonstrating the sustainability of co-operative housing.
This near-urban sustainable living centre will serve the greater Fredericton area by providing easy access to skill-sharing and hands-on learning about all aspects of low-impact living. It will also serve as a community and convention centre where local sustainability oriented groups can host various entertainment and educational events.
ecoFredericton will soon be entering the Aviva Community Fund competition for up to $150,000 in funding. "This funding would allow us to complete the essential elements of the project. It would also provide an investment toward obtaining further grants, generating revenue, and attracting more in kind support to add everything else we have planned." explained Nikita Smith, another of ecoFredericton's directors.
The competition, judged partially by online public voting, allows voting once per day. There are three qualifying rounds between October 1st and November 26th. Through early December, 30 proposals from each qualifying round compete in the semi-finals - again, through public voting - for 30 spots in the finals. Winners are then selected by judges.
"We're asking the people of Fredericton to go to avivacommunityfund.org and examine our submission. If you feel it will help create the kind of Fredericton you want to live in, please share and bookmark the link, and vote daily for a greener future!" requests Arthur Taylor, ecoFredericton's program coordinator.
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 7, 2012 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
On Wednesday, Septemebr 5th, 2012, Fusion Nightlife opened its doors and hearts to ecoFredericton by allowing their karaoke night to include a fundraising element by which one could jump to the frojnt of the line by donating $10 to ecoFredericton's ecovillage project. A good time was had by all. Special thanks to Jason Tidd, the owner of Fusion Nightlife for allowing ecoFredericton the opportunity; Evan's McGee for bartending and partaking in the donating himself; and Amanda Steeves for running the whole show!
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 7, 2012 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
On September 3rd, 2012, ecoFredericton member Nikita Smith dropped off the application form to Service New Brunswick's Corporate Registry office for ecoFredericton Sustainable Living Inc. to become a legally recognized corporate entity that is, in particular, a non-profit organization. This allows ecoFredericton to have a credit union account and apply for grants as an officially recognized organization. This is a significant step. Thank you, Nikita.
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 7, 2012 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
On September 2nd, 2012, ecoFredericton members Arthur Taylor, Michelle Davis, and Dana Hartt attended the Falls Brook Centre's annual fair in Knowlesville, NB. The highlight of the day: a tour of a timber framed, straw-bale insulated house. This was very helpful, both in terms contacts made and concepts examined, and this experience will certainly inform the creation of the ecovillage. The mulli-use building will be a timber framed, straw-bale insulated structure.
|Posted by Dana Douglas Hartt on September 7, 2012 at 4:35 AM||comments (0)|
Let the interview speak for itself, here: