On the heels of our own successful AGM, we encourage you to attend the AGM of another worthy organization in Iqaluit.  The Bill Mackenzie Humanitarian Society will be meeting tomorrow at 3 PM.  There will be some extremely important waste management issues discussed and the BMHS needs your input!

Please plan to attend!

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The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is looking for some help in a couple of different ways.

First, we will be participating in the rummage sale at Inuksuk High School this Saturday, February 1 between 11 AM and 3 PM.  The rummage sale will raise funds for the school’s Environmental Club trip to the Galapagos Islands and we are excited to help them reach their goals.  As a side benefit, we will be able to raise funds for our own cause as well.  We are looking for donations of items we can sell.  If you have any items you would like to get rid of, please contact the ICGS and let us know you will be bringing something.  Please bring your items to the school around 10:30 AM so we can begin selling them at 11 AM.

Second, Bernardin Canada has contacted us regarding a major publication that they are currently working on.  They are interested in speaking to farmers and growers across Canada regarding preserving and canning.  They are looking to chat about the area, specifically what products are grown, popular and local.  If you are interested, be sure to contact Suzanne.

Third, don’t forget about our annual survey!  If you haven’t filled it out, please give us your opinions!

Coming off the heels of Environment Week (June 3 – 9), the ICGS would like to remind you that there are ways you can live a greener life all year round.  It doesn’t have to stop at Environment Week, Earth Hour or Earth Day…green up every day!

The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment has posed a challenge to Nunavummiut to green up!  Check out some of the ways you can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle by clicking on the image below.

Now, we don’t like to toot our own horn, but we’re so excited, we just had to tell someone!

During the recent annual general meeting of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects held in Iqaluit from July 13 – 17, the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society was selected to receive an award for Community Service.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Community Service Awards recognize public agencies and community groups who have contributed significantly to environmental responsibility. These awards provide an opportunity to develop awareness of others who share the CSLA’s goals and to promote the profession’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

~ From the website of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Congratulations go out to the current and past Boards of Directors for the ICGS.  We are all very thankful for the work being done.  We would also like to send our thanks to the Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects for their part in recognizing the efforts of ICGS.

Vice President Nick Burnaby accepting the CSLA Community Service Award on behalf of the ICGS