SWF August Newsletter

Summertime and the living is easy…

Like most of you, I have been trying to soak up as much of our latent summer as possible. Lazy days and hot evenings have marked much of the past month. However in my summer bliss, I am extremely mindful of how fortunate I am to live on the Island. Forest fires, extreme heat, and flooding are affecting many people this time of year. It’s a reminder to not only take care of my little part of the world but consider how my actions can affect those across the globe. Here’s to a safe and happy August!

SWF News

Stephen Whipp is on LinkedIn! Yes, we’re keeping up with the times and will be using this popular online tool to share event information, interesting news, and to keep connected with our clients and colleagues. Check it out! We’d love to see you there.

Bullfrog Power and Stephen Whipp Financial: SWF is pleased to have signed up with Bullfrog Power , helping to put low-impact green energy back into the grid.

Stephen Whipp @ RRU: Look for Royal Roads University’s 2010-2011 Continuing Studies calendar where Steve will be giving a course on SRI later this fall.

Did You Know?

You can view your accounts online! View and print your statements. Simply contact us to set up your access.

EIRIS- a great resource. EIRIS is a leading global provider of research into corporate environmental, social and governance performance. They publish timely articles on what’s happening in the world. Read the publication here.

GREEN TIP Unplug your chargers when not in use. Every house is full of little plastic power supplies to charge cell phones, laptops, cameras, cordless tools & other gadgets. They’re still intaking power!

SWF & The Community

Neighbours for Change was a huge success! This annual event can be best described as an old-fashioned block party in the heart of Fernwood. The event raised $6100 for the Roger Colwill Fund for the Environment. The event was organized by Sarah Colwill and SWF’s Tara Zajac. Watch a clip here!

Are you part of THE CHANGE? The Change is a great new website launched from our own West Coast. It’s a “platform for sustainability engagement”. Read: it connects you to the values and people behind businesses and community groups. Sounds fun, no? Well, we thought so. Check out our profile on THE CHANGE.

Around Town

  • August 29th Preserving the Harvest. Explore with Chef David Mincey how to creatively and safely make your own preserves and how to dehydrate and freeze fresh foods. info
  • August 31st- Sept. 5th Go Beyond Youth Action Gathering: 50 post-secondary and high school youth will get together to learn the skills, build the teams, and exchange the knowledge necessary to take action for sustainability at their schools and campuses. info
  • Sept.14th Victoria Green Drinks. Sip, chat, and make connections at Victoria’s best green meet-up. info

Did You Know?

You can volunteer with the United Nations… from your couch?! Yes, it’s true! The UN can use your unique talents and is using this website to help organizations find you. Then, you collaborate with the organization over the Internet. Not a bad way to lend a hand…

TED.com brings another idea worth spreading. Ellen Dunham addresses the widely-held concern over urban sprawl with a pragmatic idea: work with what we have. Watch her discuss Retrofitting Suburbia.

You can research stocks and indices via The Globe and Mail. Their online video shows you how to use their site. Questions about any of your funds? Contact us!

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