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Events | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Eco-Chic Party Tips

Eco-Chic Events

Eco-Chic Events

 

 

This article was written by our fave guest blogger and one of my closest friends Danielle Mosley! She wanted to share some excellent tips for hosting eco-chic parties in 2012.
Even though the holiday’s are over there is still a full year of events left to be scheduled!
Here are some simple tips on throwing zero-waste “eco-chic” parties:

1. First things first are invitations.
The easiest way to send an eco-friendly invite is an Evite. There are so many sites doing that these days so you can find the perfect one. Try Evite.com or Stationery by Amy Adele.You can also make your own invites out of things you have from around the house or find items such as recycled card stock at your local craft store. You can be original with the writing by using cut outs from a magazines or even images and make the invite a game to figure out, left over ribbon from the holidays, buttons, you name it!  Be Creative and have fun with it! Guests appreciate when the host goes out of their way and personalizes the party.

2. No matter the size of your party you are going to notice a pile up of trash from plates and cups to straws and cutlery. Skip the plastic and try reusable flatware. Plenty of places also sell biodegradable utensils and flatware, even napkins. Like these Bamboo Plates, Biodegradable Trash Bags or these Biodegradable Paper Straws.

3. Next is décor…you can deck out the whole party with biodegradable goodies like balloons and crepe paper steamers Make your own confetti with scraps of paper from your amazing homemade DIY invites. You can make a pretty amazing centerpiece with magazine flowers . You can even create a mini version of this for a party favor for your guests. Use clean vegetable cans, decorate the outside with a solid piece of recycled paper and decorate in a similar fashion to the invites. If your event calls for real flowers please make sure to buy them locally, make sure they are organic like OrganicBouquet.com.  If you keep bottles and jars like i do you can use them as vases or votives and make cute take aways for your guests as well. If you use candles safely you can save energy and since it is winter if you cook your food and plan arrival times can keep your venue warm without having to turn on your heat.  If you have to use party lights make sure to get energy saving bulbs, no need for your bills to sky rocket just because you want to have fun!

4. Next are food and drinks obviously. I know you know to go local and organic which is easy enough now many local groceries have their won organic or natural sections. In some areas it isn’t as easy to find organic wine or liquor. One of my fave organic wine retailers is OrganicWineCompany.com or you can try Crop Vodkas or Prairie Vodka. If beer is more  your style then try Eel River`s Certified Organic I.P.A .
If you are unsure what kinds of apps and fun food to serve you can always check out our receipe section where I have plenty of fun food for the greenie in you! Also keep in mind if you use all organic foods and biodegradable flatware, cups, utensils you can throw it all to be composted.

L.I. Pit Stop Animal Rescue Fundraiser

LI Pit Stop Animal Rescue Fundraiser

LI Pit Stop Animal Rescue Fundraiser

 

 About LIPS: Long Island Pit Stop rescues animals on death row from New York City kill shelters.

About The Event:
Help us to help save New York’s death row animals! Hazel and Brownie are two of the worst cases of animal cruelty that we have seen. After joining the LIPS family, they are now healthy and thriving in loving homes These are two of the many animals that we have helped unfortunately, there are so many more waiting for us. Please join us on Sunday November 27th at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore. Doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime starts at 8:00 pm. Let’s share a laugh and do a good deed! We have great raffle prizes and comedians, tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased on the “donations” tab on the left hand side of the “Long Island Pit Stop Animal Rescue” Facebook main page or, you can contact us directly! We hope to see you there but if you cannot join us, all donations are greatly appreciated.

“Santa Paws” Photos with Santa!

Santa Paw's Photos with Santa

Santa Paw's Photos with Santa

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Paws” Photos with Santa!

Location: Martha Clara Vineyards

Hosted By: Kent Animal Shelter, Nancy Stalker Swett

For: Kent Animal Shelter

Info: We’ll get your pet to pose with Santa, and you can join in too! Don’t have a pet but want to help homeless animals at Kent Animal Shelter? You can pose with one of our adoptable pets.

The Martha Clara Vineyards pet-friendly tasting room will be open. Say hello to a few adoptable Kent pets!

Suggested donation of $10 per photo

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street

 

 

 

I hope you are all paying attention to the Occupy Wall Street protests! I am getting excited. I have plans to be down there protesting ASAP. I hope my fellow greenies will come down to support as well. The action is spreading globally so get on the boat! You are one of the 99% let your voice be heard. We can make a difference and we should. The movement has already spread further and faster than expected. We need to be the cause of it spreading even quicker and in larger amounts. We can do this and we must for the sake of ourselves our children and grandchildren. If you are the 99% send me your statement and I will add post a new one everyday on my walls. Feel free to send pictures as well! I appreciate your support and your participation more than ever!! Read about others and their stories here I AM THE 99% .

18th Annual Stroll to Sea Dog Walk

Animal Rescue Fund

Animal Rescue Fund

 

 

 

One of my favorite people who just hosted a donation event at her home about two weeks ago is now participating in the 18th Annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk for Arf Hamptons. If you click here you can donate to this amazing cause. I have probably over mentioned my dedication to rescuing animals and how much every little bit you give helps in heaps and bounds. It is important we help support these causes before more animals are put down. No one likes to see the pictures rescue’s post about animals being put down. It breaks my heart every time I even think about it. Your participation in donating could save that many more animals from being needlessly murdered. Please do you part and help support an amazing cause!

Donation Parties

Little Shelter Rescue

 

 

I went to a friends house last weekend who was having a sort of party extravaganza and all that she required was that each attendee bring something for a local shelter called Little Shelter that she rescued her dogs from. She invited her other friends who did Avon, Scentsy, 31 gifts, passion parties, and someone who made amazing cake truffles. She made a ton of food and had drinks galore lol (the best way to get tons of donates is to get and keep everyone tipsy). The event was a hit and there was plenty to donate. It made me think how can I get this to spread to other areas and get people do to this regularly.
Rescues need all of the help they can get and no one wants to see happy healthy animals put down. It is a horrible process that even has me tearing up just writing about it. After seeing the success of this party I think everyone should do it for any event you have. Go to a dollar store if you have to to purchase supplies. You can ask for rescue donations at birthday parties, weddings (I have seen it on Tori & Deans wedding show), holiday parties, or even do what my friend did and invite other hostesses who sell their own merchandise to bring in a larger crowd.
Animal rescuing is something so near and dear to my heart. My first rescue Skye was in such a horrible state when I adopted her and 10 years and 3 additional rescues later she is healthy happy and in the most loving home ever. She is the sweetest dog even after what she had to suffer for the first year 1/2 of her life. Every dog deserves that chance.
If you throw a donation party post pictures on our Facebook page and comment under this post which shelter the donations went to after you have donated and I will send you something awesomely green!

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Buy A Candle Save A Pet

Buy A Candle Save A pet

Buy A Candle Save A Pet

When: Wednesday August 24 at 3:00pm – September 5 at 9:00am

Location: On line

More Info: Hi Fellow Friends & Animal Lovers:

This is something that is VERY NEAR AND DEAR to my heart!!

I’m working w/ Gold Canyon Candles to raise money for Lost Our Home Pet Foundation who is a resource for real estate professionals and other members of the community who discover an abandoned pet, and to provide options for pet owners faced with difficult economic circumstances while promoting the spaying and neutering of pets. These animals are left with no food, water and no way to remove themselves from a backyard.

The wonderful thing about this organization is they help people keep their beloved pets by distributing food to families who cannot afford it, temporary house them until a family can get back on their feet and help animals that are left behind and find them a forever home. Lost Our Home Pet Foundation will get 40 % of total profit. The great thing about candles is they smell wonderful, make great gifts and at the same time you can help an animal that is victim to foreclosure. Below are the list of scents and prices.

Here are the various scents: 26oz. ($25.00), 16oz. ($22.00), 8 oz. ($18.00)
Apple Spice (Fruity,delicious)
Autumn Walk ( Air/musky)
Cozy Christmas( Spicy, cozy)
Cranberry/Orange ( Fresh, tart, fruity)
Cinnamon Vanilla (Rich, sweet, spicy)
Clean Sheets( Crisp,Breezy, clean)
Days Of Christmas( Fruity, festive)
Holiday Wreath( Crisp, Clean, piney)
Mulled Cider ( Tart, warm)
Pomegranate (Sweet, Light, fruity)
Pumpkin Pie (Creamy, spicy,rich)
Sugar Cookie ( Warm, Buttery)
Sweet Pea ( Light, Floral, Fruity)
Warm Welcome ( Sweet, Luscious, Rich)
Moroccan Amber Vanilla (Spicy,Sultry,Earthy)

Thank you for your thoughtful contribution. Please email me with your orders. Should you want to order something else from the website, that is not on the scent list, please feel free to do so by emailing me as well. Here is the link to see everything available. http://www8.mygc.com/Default.aspx?alias=www8.mygc.com%2FCharlindaBurns
Thank you for your thoughtful contribution. All orders go in September 5th .

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Have You Heard About Slut Walks?

Slut Walk NYC

Slut Walk NYC

I was invited to this event by a friend of mine a few months back and I had to admit I have never heard of it. At first I thought she was calling me a cruel name but then she explained. I do like the idea but as I have done some research and heard some interviews not all feminists are pro-Slut Walk. I would like to know your opinion on the Slut Walks. Have you ever heard of or participated in one? If so, please fill me in I would love some more insight. If you haven’t would you participate in this event?
Below is the information for SlutWalk NYC. Let me know what you think and if you would go or are planning to go!

Time: Saturday, October 1 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

…No matter who you are
No matter where you work
No matter how you identify
No matter how you flirt
No matter what you wear
No matter who you choose to love
No matter what you said before:

NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent. SlutWalk NYC is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming*, and working to end sexual and domestic violence.
*SlutWalk NYC’s working definition of slut-shaming: the derogatory, sexist language and policies that are used to shame self-identified women who are perceived as sexual.
SlutWalk first began in Toronto, where on January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force’s view of sexual assault by stating: “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.
As the city’s major protective service, the Toronto Police perpetuated the myth and stereotype of ‘the slut’, and in doing so have failed us. With sexual assault already a significantly under-reported crime, survivors have now been given even less of a reason to go to the Police, for fear that they could be blamed. Being assaulted isn’t about what you wear (check the stats, research, studies, etc); it’s not even about sex; but using a pejorative term to rationalize inexcusable behaviour creates an environment in which it’s okay to blame the victim.
Society teaches “Don’t get raped” rather than “Don’t rape”. It is time to stop blaming the victim!
SlutWalk is about expressing our unity, fighting to shed the stereotypes and myths of sexual assault and supporting a better understanding of why sexual assault happens, putting the blame where it belongs: on those who perpetrate it. We believe in working toward better partnerships and conversations in our communities to help make this happen.
The term ‘slut’ has carried a predominantly negative connotation. Aimed at those who are sexually promiscuous, be it for work or pleasure, it has primarily been women who have suffered under the burden of this label. And whether dished out as a serious indictment of one’s character or merely as a flippant insult, the intent behind the word is always to wound, so we’re taking it back. “Slut” can be re-appropriated.
We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result. Being in charge of our sexual lives, however we choose to express them, should not mean that we are opening ourselves to an expectation of violence, regardless if we participate in sex for pleasure or work. No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault.
WE ARE COMING TOGETHER. As people from all gender expressions and orientations, all walks of life, levels of employment and education, all races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds, from all points of this city and elsewhere.
We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk, to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all. Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you attend. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us.
Join us in our mission to spread the word that those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception.
We are in the process of organizing the event. Details will follow shortly.

Please also check out:
http://slutwalknyc.com/
http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/
http://twitter.com/SlutWalkNYC
If you want to get involved please contact us: slutwalknyc@gmail.com and slutwalknycweb@gmail.com

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Green Fair L.A. In collaboration and partnership with LACCD and LATTC

Green Fair L.A.

Green Fair L.A.

Time
Saturday, July 30 · 9:30am – 6:00pm
Location
300 West 22nd Street, Los Angeles,CA 90015
Created By
Alain Aubard
More Info
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, surrounded by plenty of parking and easy access to the facilities, Green Fair LA has a lot to offer to greater your knowledge in the Green, Eco-friendly, Sustainable and Organic way of life.

Come join in the festivities where there will be 200 plus vendors showcasing their products and services.

A food court will provide service and you will be able to eat on terrace enjoying, live music and entertainment.

On stage, speakers and commentator involve in the green development will present their work and share with you how to improve our tomorrow. An Eco-conscious fashion show will present their new line of clothing made with recycled product or organic material.

On site an area will be dedicated for our children. All activities in contributions to a greener, cleaner and better future!

JOIN US AT www.GreenFairLA.org

The Green Bride Registry

I posted an article previously about a book called Green Bride Guide and in the early Beagle Days I posted about an online/physical store 3R’s green registry. Since then I have seen many green stores pop up and much more green commerce (maybe because I have been looking more for them) but either way I have found Green Bride Guide website. I loved this book so it makes sense I would love the site!

Get $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Green Bride Guide Gift Shop!

Green Bride Guide has compiled a ton of green items and for you to have for your home. The registry is broken down into categories, color, certification & eco-strategy. The pricing isn’t cheap but by no means is it expensive for eco-products. Not to mention it’s your wedding so you aren’t paying for it so go crazy!
I have yet to meet a bride & groom who have asked for eco-friendly products for their wedding. If green items happen to be at Bed Bath & Beyond or Macy’s they would consider it but to go directly to a green business with a green registry seems out of many couples comfort zones. I, personally, would definitely register green. I honestly couldn’t afford it buy everything I would want for a green home all at once. I purchase piece by piece. A wedding registrty is a perfect way to start your new green lives together. You can build from there. You will also be forcing people who might not have otherwise been interested in green items to learn about something new. You could be creating a new greenie with your green registry. Keep that in mind.

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