Happy Earth Day

Sundance Channel Screenshot of Big Ideas for a Small Planet

Happy Earth Day!

I was doing a little reading on Wikipedia about Earth Day and it mentions there are two different Earth Days – April 22 and on March equinox – who knew? Learn more about ourEarth Days at Wikipedia.

As I mentioned on twitter this morning…last night I discovered a cool TV show on National Geographic’s HD channel: Big Ideas for a Small Planet. They were having a marathon of all the episodes to date, I think.

I’m not sure, but it looks like Big Ideas for a Small Planet was originally aired on Sundance Channel. It was really inspiring to see so many people working to make the world a better, more sustainable place.

Last summer I posted about William McDonough and his Cradle to Cradle Design ideas, which I think are exactly what we need. If you’ve never heard of McDonough follow the links from this article to a good video about Cradle to Cradle design.

One summer day

Jeremy golfing in sunny Palm Springs

Not quite Palm Springs weather...

All week CBC Radio’s been telling me that we’re going to have a 21 degree sunny Saturday (tomorrow). I can’t wait to feel the sunshine, as it’s been a really LONG winter this year.

I booked a tee time for tomorrow morning for Bridget and I. I hope to pick up a BBQ tonight so we can have one full summer day in the middle of April.

Don’t let me down weatherman!

Rod Brind’Amour & Kim Black: Cystic Fibrosis in Raleigh

Rod Brind’Amour is from my hometown and is really involved in helping Cystic Fibrosis raise funds for research and treatment. I just received an email from the Campbell River Cystic Fibrosis chapter that pointed me to a video with Rod and Kim Black down in Raleigh, North Carolina. They’re at an award dinner for a doctor who’s been researching Cystic Fibrosis for over 30 years. Here’s the video.

Previous mention of Rod Brind’Amour’s involvement with Cystic Fibrosis:

Llama Golf Caddy

Llama golf caddiesWhile working I often have a TV on in the background. Today the Knowledge Network was playing in the background and a story was featured on the Working Animals show. [episode: “The Teammates”]

I golf a fair bit and this just blew me away…I’ve seen gas-powered carts, electric carts, push carts, pull-carts, caddies, and even remote control electric carts – but llamas, that’s new!

After a quick Google search I came across a golf course in North Carolina that offers Llama caddies – Talamore Golf Resort. Apparently they’re wonderful animals for caddying because of their demeanor, ability to pack weight around, and the fact that they’ve got soft pads on their feet that don’t damage the golf course.

Who knew?!

Canucks Pre-Season Games on TV

Canucks Preseason TV Schedule on Rogers Sportsnet

UPDATE: CANUCKS 2008-2009 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE WITH TELEVISED GAMES.

I don’t know about you – but I’m itching to watch the Canucks again. It’s really the only thing I’m excited about going into the winter months (slight overstatement, as I look forward to playing hockey myself, christmas with the family…).

As far as I can remember we haven’t been able to watch Canucks pre-season games on TV before. This year there are two Saturday night games being televised on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific.

Mark it on your calendar and chill the beer:

  • Sept 22 vs San Jose @ 7pm
  • Sept 29 vs Edmonton @ 5pm

Go Canucks!