inspiring change through design and creation

I'm watching this inspiring documentary JonJon sent me. It is all about how waste is food and reducing the amount of waste created. Really interesting, and kind of long, but worth it. As a globe, our natural resources are increasingly becoming less and less available. If we find more ways to reduce, reuse and recycle the products we consume, we will have a more sustainable way of life.
They mention how we consistently take and take and do not give back. This needs change. I'm a big advocate for giving and living green. This documentary is really interesting, the innovation and sustainable development blows my mind. Now, the real challenge, getting the masses and corporations to change their manufacturing and energy usage.

New challenges arise every day and this is why you should be active and keep on learning. Have an awesome day!

tageriffic from down under

Last night I was talking with one of my mates in Palmerston North, New Zealand. A bunch of my wonderful family members live in that small but awesome city commonly referred to as 'Palmy'. This is James Wynne with a tag he did. So swift!

if you're canadian, sing it, sing it,

I sang or listened to our national anthem everyday while growing up. I learned it in both official languages. I still remember it and can sing it the way we used to, like half English half French. My parents grew up singing God Defend New Zealand. They did not grow up in Canada like I did. I have dual citizenship' but I live here and feel Canadian. New Zealand has two national anthems of equal standing - 'God Defend New Zealand' and 'God Save The Queen'.
The reason:

'National songs, ballads and hymns have a tendency to elevate the character of a people and keep alive the fire of patriotism in their breasts'. The Saturday Advertiser and New Zealand Literary Miscellany, 1 July 1876
Honestly, I think if you go to Canadian school and work in the Canadian economy and and choose to be Canadian, learn the fucking anthem as a kid in school. Some people in New Brunswick don't think so. In summary of you havent seen the news "principal's decision, eliminate tradition, singing O Canada, sparked outrage, parents, the country...heated debate...blah blah blah".