Category Archives: Eco events

5 tips to host a green cocktail party

Elements for a green cocktail party

This past weekend, I celebrated another birthday and in preparing for a cocktail party, I wanted it to be as green as possible, and by green, I mean produce as little waste as possible.

Planning is key – the longer you plan, the more time you have to find recipes for appetizers, buy food & alcohol and make ice.

Here is what you can do within 48 hrs to put on a successful yet eco-friendly cocktail party. Continue reading

5 tips for hosting a great clothing exchange party

Clothing exchange party

5 tips for hosting a clothing exchange party

Would you secretly like to raid your friends’ closets?  Well now you can, (sort of), thanks to clothing exchange parties.

Two years ago, I attended my first ever clothing exchange party, a concept I had never heard of at the time. It’s where everyone brings a bag of their unwanted clothes and exchanges them for each others’ clothing. In wanting to continue the trend of this eco type party, I hosted my first ever clothing exchange party and I have to say, it was quite a hit. Continue reading

Changing the world one bum at a time for a Guinness World Record

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 - Bummis boutique in Montreal

How many bums can one person see in a space of 5 minutes? Well if you were at The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 in Montreal, it was 47. In blogging about great Earth Day events to plan like Picnic for the Planet, I was asked by Baby Auric and Bummis to be an official witness for the Guinness World Record of the most cloth diapers changed in 5 minutes.

Over 400 locations worldwide registered for The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011.  Here at the Bummis boutique in Montreal, we had Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by hosting “Picnic for the Planet” in your city

The Nature Conservancy

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by hosting a public picnic in your city

Earth hour, Earth day, Earth week if you’re confused on what they are and what you’re supposed to do, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

This Friday, April 22nd (aka Good Friday), is Earth Day which according to wikipedia, was started by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator  in 1970 to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural environment. It is now celebrated throughout the world thanks to Earth Day Network and many worldwide organizations like The Nature Conservancy who organize annual events.

This year, The Nature Conservancy has organized Picnic for the Planet 2011 as a way for people to celebrate the planet by hosting a public picnic in their city. Over 445 picnics have been registered so far worldwide thanks to the meetup site. You too can join one of the already registered picnics or create your own for April 22nd by signing up on on Picnic for the Planet – Meetup.

The Nature Conservancy would like to remind you that there are 5 easy things you can do to help the planet: Continue reading