Carnaval del Sol 2011
by Toby Barazzuol on Thursday Jul 7, 2011
Last week we participated in LatinCouver’s “Carnaval del Sol” Festival - a celebration of Latin American people and sustainability in Vancouver. Over the course of a beautiful sunny Sunday, thousands of people joined in the festivities, many of them stopping by to visit our booth where we had our green awards on display. It was definitely a celebration with lots of great food and music, although many were there to hear from Canadian environmental legend David Suzuki, Vancouver’s Green Mayor Gregor Robertson and Chief Ian Campbell, a heriditary chief of the Squamish Nation.
We were there to see these inspiring people as well, and to see them receive awards that we had made for them. We worked with Steve Clegg to create some of our beautiful Living Edge Awards that are made from locally reclaimed maple trees.
We design green awards to help encourage and accelerate the shift towards sustainability. So to see some of the great heroes of sustainability receive these awards was definitely a rewarding experience.
We know that there are many more community heroes out there that need to be recognized and celebrated so that they can continue to do the good work that they do. Who are some green leaders that you would like to see get recognized?
Watch David Suzuki's inspiring speech about diversity and community.