This update is all about conscious choices.

After years of feeling like a lone voice in the wilderness of the urban jungle, we are suddenly surrounded by an enthusiastic group of new arrivals ready to save the planet, one conscious decision at a time.

Case in point: following on their success in Singapore, organizers of the Bali Spirit Festival have teamed up with our own Ocean Recovery Alliance to bring The Conscious Festival to Hong Kong for Earth Day weekend with a new Unconference for industry professionals and special Film Screenings over the 3-day event at PMQ in the heart of Central. A few spaces are still available in the marketplace — I’m happy to get you connected.

We’ve got special member rates and free weekend passes if you would be unable to attend otherwise — the details are here.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update and I will be back with regular notices when I return to Hong Kong from our farm on the Canadian prairies where I am supporting my mom and saying farewell to my dad. He had a good run — 92 years — and a very good death. Last month, he was still out playing cards a couple of times a week and not missing a beat. On March 31, he left his body 3 days after being admitted to hospital with a small stroke and less than 30 minutes after the tubes were removed. We are blessed.

He taught me everything I know about zero-waste living and mom has decided she will spend time out in his shop finishing up his many and varied recycling projects when she wants to feel close to him. With plenty of wisdom gained by our pioneering ancestors who settled in winter miles from nowhere, our farming family knows a whole lot about not wasting a thing.

It feels good to see our old practices becoming fresh and new again.

What old is new for you?



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Celebrate Earth Day with a weekend of talks, screenings, eats and music with an exhibition and market.

DATES : Friday 20 and Saturday-Sunday 21-22 April
PLACE : PMQ (35 Aberdeen Street, Central)
ORGANIZER : Green Is The New Black (GITNB)

DETAILS : event details | online registration | member rates | enter to win


18 (6:30-8:30pm) Kwan Yin Meditation with Acushla

20-22 The Conscious Festival

22 Earth Day Mysterious Cleanup

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