Report from Overshoot Day at The Stand

According to Global Footprint Network, August 8th was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity had used up its natural resources budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature.  I have been an environmental activist for the past 10 years and my activism has led me to the understanding that this is the most important issue facing us on the planet.  I now speak wherever and whenever I can on the importance of looking after earth, our only home... and the only one that I know of with chocolate!

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Kevin Mitchell in Concert @ The Stand

We're pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Kevin Mitchell will be gracing The Stand Centre with a wonderful show on August 8! Accompanying Kevin’s music will be a show of ART Photo Posters on the Boreal Forest – a Boreal Series by John Murray and Don Kossick – and also short video clips on the need to protect and preserve the Boreal Forest.

Tickets are $10 at the door at The Stand!

RSVP on the Facebook event! More info after the "Read More."

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May Updates

We are pleased to have a new board member, Liz James, who will be helping us out on fundraising and events.

Over the summer months, Liz will be organizing a number of weekly events (sneak preview – Activist Kids Reading Corner! We’ve got lots of inspiring kids books just waiting to be read to your children!). Send an email to Liz to get in the loop about the exciting things planned, or to offer ideas.

We will also be starting a special promotion every Tuesday morning. From 9am – Noon, please come down to The Stand for free fair trade, organic coffee and enjoy free co-working space! Have a cup while you work, or even just read a book. We’d love to see you!

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Pick up your Indiegogo Perks here

The wait is over! If you contributed to our Indiegogo campaign and got one of the perk packages with a t-shirt or print, you can pick them up at Turning the Tide and The Stand - Community Organizing Centre starting December 1. For folks living outside of the Saskatoon area, we will be shipping your perks very soon.

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Come to our Community Organizing Fund Launch!

Please join us at our Grand Opening this Saturday December 5, 1:30pm for the Launch of our Community Organizing Fund.

It will be followed by tours of our space as well as display tables promoting the important work of some of our community groups and partners: Iskwewuk Ewichiwitochik (Women Walking Together); Saskatoon Coordinating Committee Against Police Violence; Next Up Saskatoon; Neeched Up Games; Strong Roots Consulting; and Kinship Community Development.

And don't forget about our evening event with Guy Vanderhaeghe, 3-time winner of the Governor-General's Literacy award. Event information and free tickets available here:

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