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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Canadian Environment Week:June 5th-June 11th,2011



Tomorrow begins an important time for Canadians. It is the beginning of the annual "Canadian Environment week" This week will run from June 5th-June 11th,although hopefully you will make every week of the year "Environment week:! The Canadian Federal Government Department of the Environment has a news release concerning the week which is entitled, "Canadian Environment Week and Environment Canada's 40thAnniversary " which you can read by clicking on the following link:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=FFE36B6D-1&news=C09C1089-55DE-4ED1-ACE5-4792AAFBD3CB 

Of particular importance is this statement:

"Canadian Environment Week is a call to action to all Canadians to get involved, to adopt a greener lifestyle, to celebrate actions that promote a cleaner environment and inspire others to do the same. Canadian Environment Week is about people, communities and organizations working together to preserve and protect our environment"  The theme of this year's week is "Preserving our Forests:Protecting our Future".

Due to the fact that  The United Nations declared 2011 to be the International Year of Forests, the Government of Canada has decided to have the 2011 theme of "Canadian Environment week" be

"Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future."

If you run a business here is a link to some tips which will allow you to run a "Greener" business:

http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/blog/entry/6781/ 

Here is a link to an article entitled, "40 ways to take part in Canadian Environment week" which I found at
the Government of Canada's Environment Canada website:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/default.asp?lang=En&n=32DF2A1C-1   I hope all of you will use these suggestions to help Preserve Canada's environment!

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia



A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed



Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.