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AWARE Earth Day Clothing Swap Success

Whistlerites stood apart this Earth Day by choosing to swap instead of shop at the AWARE Earth Day Clothing Swap. This event allowed locals to spring clean their closets, share fashion trends forward and hunt for new hidden gems to adore. Local artisans lined the exterior of the ballroom and sold beautiful creations, many of which were up cycled into unique and timeless pieces. With over one hundred people in attendance and thanks in large part to the Nita Lake Lodge the event was a huge success. Young ladies from kindergarten to Grade 7 preceded the main event with a Dress Swap tailored to help the girls find new lightly loved dresses for the Annual Father Daughter Dance held on May 9th.

Reasons to Clothing Swap with AWARE Every Earth Day:

  1. Protect the Environment: No matter how environmentally friendly the company – new items use natural resources, undergo a pollutant producing manufacturing process and require fossil fuels to ship them around the globe. Dressing yourself in pieces that already exist takes some pressure off of the earth’s finite resources.
  1. Support a Good Cause: AWARE, Whistler’s Environmental Charity, received all proceeds raised from the Earth Day Clothing Swap. AWARE strives to improve, protect and restore Whistler and its surrounding areas, while achieving environmental sustainability through community education and advocacy. All clothing left after the event was donated to the Re-Use it Centre a local non-profit whose proceeds fuel Whistler’s social programs and efforts keep tonnes of waste out of the landfill annually.
  1. Preserve History & Quality: Our everyday threads aren’t tightly wound with the same indestructible quality they used to be. Recycling old fashions back into our wardrobes is a fantastic way to keep timeless pieces alive.
  1. Save Money: Your dollar goes a lot farther when you buy used instead of new. Whistler residents only paid $10 to have access to jam packed racks and mountains of clothing.

Thank you! Nita Lake Lodge for the generous donation of the Ballroom space and a $2 donation from every beverage purchased. Thank you to Jodi, Nancy, Kimberley & Jessica for helping us organize and make this event come to life, and Jamie for keeping the drinks flowing throughout the night.

Earth Day, everyday.

Green Drinks

previewOur monthly get together for like-minded folk to talk about anything and everything green.

Whether you want to talk about local, BC or global environmental issues – the topics are endless.

FREE drinks and appies with donations going to support AWARE.

Green Drinks is only possible thanks to the support of Blacks Pub, Granville Island Brewery and Ziptrek EcoTours.

AWARE Kids Nature Club

Kids Nature Club Web EventThe AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -12 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

Green Drinks

previewOur monthly get together for like-minded folk to talk about anything and everything green.

Whether you want to talk about local, BC or global environmental issues – the topics are endless.

FREE drinks and appies with donations going to support AWARE.

Green Drinks is only possible thanks to the support of Blacks Pub, Granville Island Brewery and Ziptrek EcoTours.

AWARE Kids Nature Club

Kids Nature Club Web EventThe AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -12 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

Green Drinks

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Our monthly get together for like-minded folk to talk about anything and everything green.

Whether you want to talk about local, BC or global environmental issues – the topics are endless.

FREE drinks and appies with donations going to support AWARE.

Green Drinks is only possible thanks to the support of Blacks Pub, Granville Island Brewery and Ziptrek EcoTours.

AWARE Kids Nature Club

Kids Nature Club Web EventThe AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -12 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

Green Drinks

previewOur monthly get together for like-minded folk to talk about anything and everything green.

Whether you want to talk about local, BC or global environmental issues – the topics are endless.

FREE drinks and appies with donations going to support AWARE.

Green Drinks is only possible thanks to the support of Blacks Pub, Granville Island Brewery and Ziptrek EcoTours.

AWARE Kids Nature Club

Kids Nature Club Web EventThe AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -12 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

Green Drinks

previewOur monthly get together for like-minded folk to talk about anything and everything green.

Whether you want to talk about local, BC or global environmental issues – the topics are endless.

FREE drinks and appies with donations going to support AWARE.

Green Drinks is only possible thanks to the support of Blacks Pub, Granville Island Brewery and Ziptrek EcoTours.

AWARE Kids Nature Club

Kids Nature Club Web EventJuly Topic – Exploring the world wide web of life: Look at creative connections in nature

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -12 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) strives to improve the quality of life in Whistler and surrounding areas, protect and restore the natural heritage and maintain our resources and ecosystems, and achieve environmental sustainability through community education and advocacy.