Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eco-news & Guest of the Day


-- Conscious Discussions Radio --


Today's featured guest - Jill Spiegel - shows us how to Connect With People during the interview that aired this morning on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show. Jill is the founder Goal Getters, a motivational firm where she spreads her message through her hit seminars and speeches to fortune 500 companies, organizations and community centers across the country. Along with her husband and business partner, Joe Brozic, Jill has authored four motivational CDs and five books including her newly released, "Jill Spiegel's How To Talk To Anyone About Anything!" Jill has been a guest of multiple television and radio shows including Oprah. Jill says, "There is magic in communication!" To access today's interview simply follow the hyper-links above or look to the right for links to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

-- Stamping to Save the Planet? --

A new stamp project has been created with the aim of protecting polar species and raising awareness about global warming issues through issuing the stamps. Originally initiated by Finland and Chile, the project was quickly embraced by numerous countries around the world. Each participating country and region can issue stamps with their own designs, but all stamps feature the crystal insignia and the campaign's theme: "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers.”

-- Positive Eco - News --

A new eye-friendly, white LED lighting system that lasts 2.5 times longer than former LED technology was developed by Daiwa House Industry Company – which they call the Grace Lumino system. With a sensor installed in the room, the Grace Lumino automatically controls the LED lights in accordance with the weather, time of day and region, thus preventing unnecessary energy consumption. This leads to a reduction of up to 53 percent in power consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with conventional fluorescent lamps.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, June 29, 2009

Book Marketing Plan Development Guide

WooHoo! Purple Snowflake Marketing - How To Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd is now available - and for only $10!
Purchase your copy at: http://www.booklocker.com/books/2949.html

Dave & Lillian are proud and excited to announce that the 2nd edition of Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out in a Crowd is now available: www.booklocker.com - Our website (www.brummet.ca) will soon be updated to reflect the release of this new edition.

Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out in a Crowd is a reference guide for self-marketing authors who want to be noticed in a snowstorm of writers. With nineteen chapters and twenty-five appendices, this e-book is a means for authors to design an effective marketing plan and utilize frugal promotional tools with the click of their mouse. The e-book also offers over 900 resources that will accelerate your marketing efforts far beyond your peers. As a reassuring marketing plan guide, it contains ample advice for avoiding pit-falls and setting a pace for marketing endeavors.

This e-book was originally released in June 2007 and since then has made the recommended reading lists of more than a dozen writing courses. Authors of most genres will find this inspiring book an essential component for marketing their book.
Announcements and details will soon be available later today at: www.brummet.ca/purple.html

Purchase your very own copy for only $10 today: http://www.booklocker.com/books/2949.html

...& remember - 30% of the royalties we receive go to charity: Seeds of Diversity, SPCA & Canadian Wildlife Federation!

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca



Tips to Simmer Down Summer's Heat

-- Authors Read Radio Show --

Today on Authors Read we are featuring Robert Kimmel Smith - According to The Child Advocate, “Divorce is an intensely stressful experience for all children, regardless of age or developmental level; many children are inadequately prepared for the impending divorce by their parents.” The award-winning author takes a close look at this painful topic from a child’s perspective in his young adult novel The Squeaky Wheel. To hear the author read an excerpt from this book simply click on the hyper-links here in this post or look to the right to find the Authors Read radio show. *Airs live at 9 AM Pacific & will be archived for anyone to listen to, at anytime, for years to come.

-- Positive Eco-News --

Interested in controlling the heat in your building, saving money & reducing your impact on the planet? Check out these great tips:

Ecobank Aichi, a Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) based in the city of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture, has published a booklet entitled "Green Curtains: A Teaching Manual" for elementary and junior high schools. The NPO started distributing copies of the booklet in May 2008, free of charge to schools within the city, and will send it across the nation upon request. The organization intends to promote environmental education through the project to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to ease the summer heat using "green curtains" formed by climbing plants covering the walls and windows of buildings.

Alternatively, awnings can provide control over the weather and therefore provide protection from rain, glare or sun on decks, exterior walls and also for indoor furnishings. However, because of their ability to provide 98% protection against armful UVA & UVB rays they also reduce air conditioning costs and provide a healthier environment for your employees, family and pets. Because they are retractable, one can control the environment according to seasonal needs. This is a wonderful option that every home and business should consider.


** Don't forget to enter this week's prize draw - Email me at: ldbrummet@yahoo.com with the word "prize" in the subject line for a chance to win one (or more) of these prizes: Rick Glaze's novel: Middle Fork -&- Dawn Menge's children's book: Queen Vernita's Visitors (book one of a series)
Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Save The Frogs Organization


-- Conscious Discussions --


Conscious Discussions airs live today at 10 AM Pacific - Our discussion will focus on the Save the Frogs non-profit organization - founded by ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger. Kerry holds a Ph.D in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Science a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His career included studies on endangered Hawaiian birds, human illness, teaching university courses and he has also written and edited several chapters for encyclopedias. Tri-lingual wildlife photographer Kerry Krigger is currently the Executive and Ecologist of Save the Frogs organization and we’ll be focusing on the work they do for amphibians. Follow the hyper-linked show title above or look to the right for a link to the Conscious Discussions radio show :)


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Writer Advice & Plasics in the Ocean

-- Quote of the Day --

The following quote was taken from an email I received from the Zero Waste San Diego group, which I am a member of:

A 5-year survey of fulmars found in the North Sea region found that 95 percent of these seabirds contained plastic in their stomachs. Studies of the Northeast Atlantic plankton have found plastic in samples dating back to the 1960s, with a significant increase in abundance in time.”


-- The Best Advice for Authors --

(Previously published article by Lillian Brummet)

The best advice any author could receive is: Do your research. Whatever stage you are at, whatever you are facing – research it. Find out the details from other authors and research the person or business you hope to work with. Find out what their guidelines and policies are, make a note of the person you will be dealing with. Provide them with exact and complete information.

Always research your market and query them in a professional manner before sending a finished product. Doing it right is essential - there is but little chance to make an impression with a reviewer, editor, reader or publication. However, even with the best of preparation you will be caught off guard or unprepared. Don't sweat it too much if you make a mistake. Think of it as a lesson.

Whatever we do in marketing the books, we always follow one big rule - Common Courtesy. Never make anyone work for anything. Make every option clear and easily accessible. Always follow up with your contacts with brief outlines of previous discussions so they don’t have to go looking for information. I believe that it really all boils down to deciding what would make you support that book if you were in that person’s shoes.

Keep records of your endeavors using color-codes so that at a glance you can see who needs to have a follow-up letter, whether you’ve had successes or failures with that source and if you need to provide anything to them in the future. Having short, yet detailed notes about each market (publication, radio program, journalist, reviewer, etc) will help immensely; some very important notes to keep track of are the theme or focus of the market, the audience/readers of that market and contact information.

Always, always use the signature options available on email programs, employ the reply button on emails, make sure that you have read and replied to every single sentence in their letter and offer more than what they ask for. Respond to requests for information or materials immediately. You’d be surprised how many authors query us for book reviews or guest applications for our radio shows that have incomplete, broken or improper sentences! Always make sure to use spelling and grammar in correspondence because you only have one chance to make a first impression.

Always remember in all that you do - the secret to marketing successfully is building name recognition, strong networking contacts and building lasting, symbiotic relationships.


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Friday, June 26, 2009

Volunteering, Aging & Recycling

Ok, ok I know that I am breaking my own rules & find myself in the office once again today ;)
As a promise - or a pact with my husband - I am to take 3-4 days per month away from the office, I'm not even supposed to walk in the office door. Well, this month finds me breaking that promise... just a little. We had some internet issues over the last week that has given us intermittent service, so I've felt compelled to be in here a few hours a day - but only a few! I promise - lol !!

*There is lots of time to enter this week's prize draw for a copy of Rick Glaze's fiction-memoir adventure novel: Middle Fork --&-- a copy of Dawn Menge's children's book: Queen Vernita's Visitors (book one of a series for young children). Email LDBRUMMET@YAHOO.COM

Oh, and Brummet's Monthly - my monthly newsletter - goes out this very weekend as well. If you are not yet on our mailing list simply email me to subscribe.

To start today's blog let me share with you a wonderful statement about aging with purpose & joy:

-- Quote of the Day --

“…People are living longer, many more years are spent in retirement – perhaps 20 or 30 years in retirement and you have to think about what you will do with your time. …In this society getting old is regarded as a failure. …Older people are regarded as obsolete and segregated into retirement communities of one kind or another. Now in other cultures where age is venerated old people are much respected for the wisdom that they contribute to society. …Recently I listened to Obama talking about volunteering …there was not a mention of the huge amount of volunteer work being done by retirees, particularly in the early stages of retirement between the ages of 60 and 70. …The town in Florida where I lived, older people were practically running things. They could be found in volunteering in libraries, museums, schools, …food banks and social services of all kinds. …There is an enormous amount of fear and anxiety about aging. …We now have a growing population of boomers and seniors and all you hear about is what a problem this is, you never hear about the benefits this could bring to society.”
~ Ruby Abrahams - May 19, ’09


Today's quote was taken from a discussion with Ruby Abrahams regarding Aging with Purpose & Joy - which aired on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show back in May of this year, on the 19th. Check out the archived interview, I think you'll love it!

-- Eco & Conscious Living Events --


June 25th-27th: Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Annual Convention
Location: Taboo Resort; Gravenhurst, Ontario (Canada)
Info: www.cari-acir.org

June 26 – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture




Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Discovering Unconscious Beliefs; Proactive Heroes


-- Quote of the Day --


“…After beginning to meditate, it became very clear to me that I could stay on a psychological emotional realm forever, because the mind will constantly produce problems, thoughts that bother us and on and on and on. And the only way to get off that wheel is to learn how to contemplate and meditate and go within to our own inner wisdom. …Focusing on what does not work only reinforces the issue if it is a repetitive thought however if our negative belief is unconscious to us, that is - we don’t know what they are, it will cause us to repeat the action again and again and again. …You are not focusing on a negative belief you are digging up and discovering the unconscious beliefs. …Repetitive patterns are creating a negative reality. …If it is not working, then that means we are being run by our unconscious mind.”
~ Sheila Radha - May 21, ’09

Today's quote is excerpted from an conversation with Sheila Radha on the Conscious Discussions radio show about how we can look at an issue in life as either a challenge or an opportunity - the choice is ours! :) Simply click on the hyper linked show title here to go directly to the interview or look to the right side of this blog for links to the radio show's website and previously aired interviews.


-- Reminder --

Don't forget to enter this week's prize draw contest!

Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (remove spaces before sending) with the word "prize" in the subject line for a chance to win one (or more) of these prizes:

Rick Glaze's adventure memoir novel: Middle Fork
-&-
Dawn Menge's illustrated children's book: Queen Vernita's Visitors (book one of a series)

-- Conscious Living News --

A few weeks ago, Dave and I read in the Weekender Newspaper - which serves the Boundary, Kootenay and Columbian Basin regions of BC, Canada - of a man (Paul Scleiauf) who has ridden a unicycle from Victoria to Ottawa (Canada) to help child soldiers of Uganda. After reading the article, Dave and I recalled seeing a unicycle rider on the highway and we are fairly sure it was him. I think this is a wonderful way for one individual to create positive change - and to promote healthy living and alternative transportation. Anyone that is interested in learning more about this interesting story go to: www.unicycleacrosscanada.ca


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Resources, Events, Announcements... Whew!

-- Quote of the Day --


Our 60 years of research show that organic farming is the single most significant and immediate step we can take to curtail the potentially devastating effects of global warming.
~ Timothy LaSalle, CEO of The Rodale Institute -- a non-profit scientific organization for soil & agriculture.


-- Eco-Resource --


GreenPeople is helping to grow our green economy by making it easy for
consumers to purchase eco-friendly goods and services.

Check out our listing in GreenPeople at:
http://www.greenpeople.org/listing/Drumit_Percussion_23502.cfm


-- Eco-Events --

June 23-24 (Tuesday & Wednesday): 5th Annual Expanding Asia's Carbon Markets
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-24 June 2009
"...bring together leading international players to examine barriers and opportunities ...learn
and do business, driving growth in developing markets."
For info email: Laila.Manji@greenpowerconferences.com


June 24-26 (Wednesday - Friday): Electronics & Battery Recycling
Location: Westin Harbour Castle
Info: www.icm.ch


-- Announcement --

* Last week we had some technical issues that prevented us from having Kerry Kriger in to represent the Save the Frogs Organization. However, we have re-booked this interview to air on June 28th - this Sunday on Conscious Discussions talk radio. The show airs live at 10 AM (Pacific) & will be archived, as always, for anyone to access at their convenience even years after it airs... which is really cool.

* The Brummet's Monthly Newsletter goes out during the last weekend of every month - be sure to sign up by going to our website, clicking on contact and sending us an email with "newsletter subscription" in the heading or body of the email. It really is that easy!

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, June 22, 2009

vehicle emissions & prize draw!!!

-- Prize Draw --

Congratulations to Virginia - last week's prize winner - who won a copy of Rick Niece's memoir novel: The Side-Yard Superhero

This next prize draw is for June 22 - July 5. Deadline July 5, 12 noon (pacific).
Prizes to be won: Rick Glaze's novel: Middle Fork & Dawn Menge's children's book: Queen Vernita's Visitors (book one of a series)

To enter in the random draw for these prizes simply email me with the word "prize" in the subject line at: ldbrummet@yahoo.com... it is that easy!

-- Vehicle Emissions --

All over the world people are experiencing air quality changes due to vehicle emissions. Particularly in the peak of summer, cities have worsening air quality to the point where it has become “normal” to hear air quality warnings. In Pakistan, vehicle emissions are responsible for nearly 90% of their air pollution. That is no wonder when you consider that 500 mature trees are needed to combat the emissions for every 20,000 km driven. There are currently more than 220 million registered automobiles in the U.S. alone and 1/3 of the average American city's land is devoted to serving the car.

According to the National Transportation Board, congestion will increase by 5.6 billion hours in the period between 1995 and 2015, wasting 7.3 million gallons of fuel unnecessarily. The Highway Users Alliance feels the solution to the congestion problem would be to build more roads. Others feel that providing safe pedestrian and bike paths and improving public transit should be considered. Tollbooths are sometimes used as a powerful persuader for alternative transit and car-pooling. In San Francisco, where vehicles containing three commuters do not have to pay toll fees, people now meet in parking lots in order to fill cars for the ride into the city. It may seem obvious, but few of us recognize that car-pooling reduces emissions by 50% with only two participants (one driver/one passenger).

Because of growing scientific evidence, vehicle manufacturers are rising to meet the consumer demand for more environmentally friendly products. Toyota and Ford, for instance, have incorporated hybrid electricity and hydrogen fuel cell technology in vehicles. Solar powered cars have also been released on the market. Sadly, though, few of these are within the average home's budget. Bio-diesel buses are also being introduced in many communities. These are powered by fuel attained from sewage plants or other bio-masses. Another encouraging thought is that individuals and organizations have convinced the government of the legitimacy of their concerns. In response a 'Memorandum of Understanding' was issued to manufacturers in 2001. It urges voluntary compliance to reduce emissions by 75%, to be fully implemented in 2006.

Disposability is another issue for vehicles, but corporations and governments are rising to this challenge. The Dutch, for instance, charge a tax on new purchases which pays for, among other things, research on finding ways to reuse every piece of the vehicle. Individual companies, such as BMW, take back their vehicles for recycling. One can always try to make a buck or two and sell the used vehicle at a car lot or though the classifieds. On the other hand, try junk car lots - where vehicles are broken down and either sold as parts or scrap steel.

For those of us that must continue driving used cars, there are still many ways to help in this global war against air pollution. At the station, purchase the cleanest burning fuel available. By replacing the filters and plugs regularly, keeping the motor well-tuned and maintaining properly inflated and balanced tires, you can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 15%. And did you know that simply accelerating and decelerating your car's engine smoothly and gradually can reduce emissions by 100 times? If you let the tank get less than 1/4 full, the chances for fuel injection and fuel tank condensation issues are increased. Another small change to aim for is to turn off the engine whenever you can; idling creates more pollution and uses more fuel than necessary. Idling, incidentally, is responsible for nearly 3% of air pollution. If possible, try to use a single vehicle for your family if it is at all possible. We have been able to share a single vehicle for nearly 10 years despite both of us working at different establishments and running home businesses.

Also, try incorporating the shopping lists to reduce the number of trips to town. For us, planning the menu for a week at a time has greatly reduced the number of grocery shopping trips. We keep a piece of paper on the fridge to jot down anything we are low on as it is discovered. It is important to examine the recipes to prevent extra trips. When shopping in town, park somewhere central and walk to the various stores.

Alternatives for the environmentally-concerned pleasure-seeker exist as well. First, please consider hiking, skiing, biking and canoeing or kayaking in the outdoors. In the city there are commuting alternatives such as biking, walking, skateboards and roller blades. These are all self-empowering, health-promoting activities that operate at very little financial expenditure and result in fewer emissions, and a safer, quieter environment. We can all help the air quality issue by planting landscaping and trees wherever we can. Perhaps if cities were able to offer property tax incentives for planting trees, owners, businesses and schools would be more inclined to invest in the plants. Already, clubs and groups are planting erosion controlling shrubs and trees along riverbanks across the nation.

There is no hope that humans will give up the pleasure and convenience machines provide us with - neither should we be asked to do so. But with all the work towards reducing consumption, to increase wild lands, to protect bio-diversity, and to decrease global warming, it is just crazy to allow any of our machines to be manufactured in an environmentally damaging state any longer. Thankfully, manufacturers and governments have been listening to consumers, and as a result, our machines and industries are being improved. However, we must not release the pressure on them to continue improving their policies and help create a healthier planet.

We can all take action right now and become proactive citizens by making a real and measurable difference - if we choose to do so.



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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saving frogs,publicity for writers & eco-resources !!


**This last week we have had some technical issues that have kept us off line for nearly 4.5 days. Dave & I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. This morning finds me rushing around dealing with 80 or more emails that have been waiting for us to be back Online.


We do hope that in the meantime you were able to enjoy the previous posts here on the blog & follow up on the numerous resources that we've offered over the last week alone.


-- Quote of the Day --



“…Publicity has changed so much in the last 4 years. It used to be that when you put a book out there the publisher had the funds to help make it successful. …Things have gotten dicey since October of last year (2008)… only 8-10 books historically had to be successful in order for a publisher to make money, but this is no longer the case. The people I work with are very enthusiastic about making their message available to others. …Typically the author needs to find an agent, the agent gets the publisher, once that is secured… that is when the author will start working with me (a publicist). …We come up with ideas as to what the goals are. …We figure out how much time and energy they have, what kind of resources they have. …Authors used to be flown around by publishing houses and put up in hotels – but that just doesn’t happen very often now. …A book trailer is almost like a calling card now - a minute and a half will give people an idea of what the book is about. …A good campaign will also mean 200 copies for promotion purposes. …Virtual tours…are a grass root effort that cannot be ignored. …Things are constantly changing and one must know what is the best way to get the word out quickly.
~ Julie Schoerke (publicist) - May 14, ’09


Today’s quote of the day was derived from the Publicity-A Pro’s Advice interview on Conscious Discussions radio that aired on May 14, 2009. The archive can be found by clicking on the hyper-links here or look to the right side of this blog for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions radio show.


-- Eco-Resources --


Ok, so as you know this week I have been highlighting organizations we met years ago & continue to be in awe of their work to make the world a better place. Here is the final installment of the environmental organizations that we have highlighted & celebrated on Conscious Discussions back in 2007. *Stay tuned in to this blog – I plan on highlighting the environmental organizations that were celebrated on our show in 2008 next month!


Enviorolet: Composting, waterless & low-flow bathroom & waste water alternatives www.envirolet.ca & www.sancorindustries.com

Used Cardboardboxes: Takes an innovative approach to providing low-cost, earth-friendly moving boxes by rescuing truckloads of quality used boxes from large companies that might otherwise recycle them or simply throw them away. They are then inspected & sorted by size and shape & then sold to customers all across North America, via their website. www.usedcardboardboxes.com

G-diapers: Truly green diapers made from washable, breathable material:, cotton outer pant & a plastic-free biodegradeable interior www.gdiapers.com

Sustainable Waves: Sustainable energy solutions for the entertainment industry - i.e: solar powered stages, sound systems, lighting & a variety of conscious products & consulting services.www.sustainablewaves.com

John Barrie Associates Architects: A non-profit organization that focuses on the design and distribution of appropriate technology for low income people in the developing world. http://sustainabledesignupdate.com

Green 2 Gold: Helping individuals take their green ideas into the business world www.green2gold.org

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --


Today on Conscious Discussions I have rebooked Kerry Kriger to come in and tell us about the Save the Frogs organization. Tri-lingual wildlife photographer Kerry Krigger is currently the Executive and Ecologist of Save the Frogs organization and we’ll be focusing on the work they do for amphibians. Today's show will air live at a special time: 1 PM (Pacific) - but will also be archived for anyone who cannot make the live broadcast.


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Interviews today...


-- Announcements --

I am so very excited to announce that Author Buzz radio interviewed me earlier this afternoon - already the archive is loaded and ready for anyone around the globe to access. Join us as we discuss the world of book promotion and my book, Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out in a Crowd. We shared thoughts on misconceptions about the world of writing,

I was also just interviewed at Funky Writer radio show which will be archived very soon. The host was so warm and gracious... I was smiling the whole time! I hope you enjoy the 15 minute interview and the hosts unexpected questions... He sure came up with some good ones!

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Environment resources & interviews

-- Quote of the Day --

"I must have the purity of my own heart, stance, and intent toward others. This is the seed of all inner peace."
~ H. E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

-- Eco- Resources --

Ok, As many of you are already aware, all week I will be sharing amazing environmental resources that we featured in the year 2007 at Conscious Discussions talk radio show. We continue to be impressed by the incredible work these groups do.

- Seeds of Diversity: Information about heritage seeds, seed saving, plant diversity, garden history and your own garden heritage. www.seeds.ca

- Light House Sustainable Building Centre: Inspiration, information, services and skills they need to implement sustainable building solutions; education, training and outreach programs; community engagement, research, partnership development, technical assistance and consulting services... www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com

- Conscientious Innovation: A sustainability think tank and marketing consultant company that looks "through the lens of sustainability to uncover business opportunities for leading brands". www.conscientiousinnovation.com

- Earth Friendly Moving: Zero-waste moving/relocation alternative in the US, saving up to 50% inmoving costs. www.earthfriendlymoving.com

- Earth Rights: Dedicated to securing a culture of peace & justice through networking, good will, sharing skils, promoting policies & programs that support human rights, heritage resources and ecological commmunities. www.earthrights.net

- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: Sign up for a shoreline cleanup and join Canadians from coast to coast who are helping to keep Canada's shorelines healthy. www.vanaqua.org/cleanup


-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Today we feature the Save the Frog organization - founded by ecologist Dr. Kerry Kriger. Kerry holds a Ph.D in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Science a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His career included studies on endangered Hawaiian birds, human illness, teaching university courses and he has also written and edited several chapters for encyclopedias. Tri-lingual wildlife photographer Kerry Krigger is currently the Executive and Ecologist of Save the Frogs organization and we’ll be focusing on the work they do for amphibians. Click on the hyper-link above or look to the right side of this blog for a link to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show. (Airs Live at 10 AM - pacific)




Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fun Green Resources!!!

-- Quote of the Day --

Writing for me started with letters to the editor – I discovered that I was rather unusual in that most of my letters were accepted where as there was a rejection rate of about 90% of the time… so that had me thinking… Hmmm maybe there is something to my writing. …The thing about traditional publishing, you quickly realize that it is not yours - you no longer own the book. …I found that nonfiction writing is very comfortable, very easy for me. …And is a venue in which I can promote all the things I believe in.”
~ Debbie Jordan - May 12, ’09

Today's quote was chosen from an interview that aired on the May 12th broadcast of Conscious Discussions radio this year. This discussion on Ending Poverty & Building Peace was really quite inspiring - check it out by clicking on the hyperlinks here or look to the right of this blog page for a link to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

**Don't forget to enter this week's prize draw for Rick Neice's memoir novel: The Side-Yard Super Hero... just go to my site: www.brummet.ca, click on "contact" and email me with the word "prize" in the subject line... and you'll be entered for the draw! Deadline Sunday June 21st

-- Conscious Living Event --

Interestingly today, June 16 is International Day of the African Child, which according to Global Health Progross was created to commemorate the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa & children’s inspirational courage to demand a better future. The lack of access to safe drinking water within a short distance, easing the children & women's work load, is of paramount concern. Diseases & schooling are also very large issues for the region. However, much is being done to improve conditions there. Find out more by clicking on the hyperlink above.


-- Eco-Resources --

As I mentioned yesterday, Dave & I were inspired to share some of the best environmental organizations that appeared on Conscious Discussions radio over the years. We are starting with those that were interviewed in 2007 - We continue to be inspired by the incredible work they do to create a healthier planet.

- Kids For Saving Earth: This amazing organization was started by a mother of a young boy who had a passion for the environment, but sadly passed on due to cancer. Their objective is "to educate, inspire, & empower children to protect the Earth's environment. Kids for Saving Earth provides action-oriented, educational materials, posters, music, & other information support for environmentally concerned schools, instructors, families & kids." http://kidsforsavingearth.org

- Luna Pads: Save money by choosing a greener & healthier, sustainable alternative for menstrual, inconinence & birth products. www.lunapads.com

- Kid At Art: This organization inspires children and their caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art. "The lessons and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, paper-mache, marbling, and crafts." www.kid-at-art.com

- Reduce The Use: A good resource for learning how to reduce consumption & waste production. www.reducetheuse.co.uk

- Green Feet: A green retailer of environmentally friendly gift & household products. www.greenfeet.com

- Greener Footprints: Inspired by a voluntary run plastic shopping bag reduction campaign in Australia, two women began a similar program for Canada. www.greenerfootprints.com



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great Green Resources & Raising Environmentally Conscious Children

-- Conscious Discussions --

Jeanne McNaney was our featured guest of the day on Conscious Discussions radio because of her passion for animals and the environment. Jeanne (pronounced "genie") introduces children to wildlife conservation and endangered species preservation in her new children's book "The Legend of Honey Hollow." The story takes place in Honey Hollow, an enchanted forest sanctuary where the water is clean and the air is pure. Bears from around the world travel to Honey Hollow to escape habitat destruction and global warming. But when the trees are cut down by developers, the bears and the children of the loggers join forces to save Honey Hollow for future generations. Join us as we discussing how to instill a passion for proactive and environmentally conscious in today’s children. - Discover how one person can make a big difference - Learn the importance of community... & get a glimpse into the world of children’s book writing via: Environmentally Conscious Children show.

* Simply click on the hyperlinks here or look to the right for a link to the
Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

-- Eco-News --


The following information originated from the Japan for Sustainability Organization: Tokyo Gas Co., a major natural gas utility in Japan, started to test a high-efficiency solar air conditioning system in April 2009. The air conditioning unit utilizes the heat collected in a solar collector for cooling in summer and heating in winter.

The system uses the heat from solar collectors with a collection efficiency (ratio of the solar heat collected to the solar radiation) of 60-70 percent. The system, which uses a solar-heated, highly-efficient absorption chiller-heater, converts the heat into cold energy for cooling in summer, and the system uses the heat directly for heating in winter. The company also plans to incorporate its proprietary optimal integrated control system to use solar heat first under changing weather conditions and air conditioning load.

The company expects to reduce consumption of primary energy by about 20 percent and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 18 percent, and aims at commercialization and distribution of the system by fiscal 2010.

-- Recommended Eco-Resources --

All of these recommended resources that I plan on sharing over the next week have been featured at one time on the Conscious Discussions radio show in 2007. We continue to be impressed with their ongoing efforts to make the world a better place.

- Garden Water Saver company started with one man's dream to help conserve water through a handy rain collection system: www.gardenwatersaver.com

- Green Living Now is a wonderful resource for those looking to improve shopping habits: www.greenlivingnow.com

- Roots Production combines a love for the environment and the arts with a love for music, beautifully designed muscial instruments created from "trash". http://rootsproduction.com

- Cathy's Composters was started when one woman learned that worms could be one of the major keys that could end waste management issues. www.cathyscomposters.com

- Castle Compost is a fun site for children to learn about vermiculture, biology and gardening. www.castlecompost.com


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Monday, June 15, 2009

Today's news...

-- Authors Read --

Today's featured author on Authors Read radio show was Sheryl Kayne who read an excerpt from her nonfiction book - Volunteer Vacations Across America.
Check it out by clicking on the hyperlinks here or look to the right side of this blog for links to the Authors Read radio show.

-- New Prize Draw Contest --

Announcing our new prize draw contest... Starting today and ending on June 21st, we are accepting entries to win a copy of Rick Neice's novel - The Side-Yard Superhero. This book is a nonfiction memoir of growing up in small town America with a best friend who is handicapped, moving away and then revisiting his home town as an adult.

To enter the draw all you need to do is:
Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (remove spaces before sending) with the word "prize" in the subject line. Deadline will be June 21st.

-- Eco - Event --

June 16-19: Air & Waste Management Association Conference -- Location: Cobo Center, Macomb Hall Detroit, Michigan -- For more information visit: www.awma.org



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Winners of last week's prize draw...

-- Prize Winners --

Last week's prize draw was held on Sunday evening - winners are:

Alice is the grand prize winner of a copy of Sheryl Kayne's book, Volunteer Vacations Across America and the same package of posters as listed below.

Kado & Seth who won a package of 5 science-fiction posters (based on the book, Beyond Mars-Crimson Fleet & signed by author Richard Risch)

Dawn won a copy of Lloyd Lofthouse's romance novel, My Splendid Concubine.

Thanks to everyone who participated in last weeks prize draw :)

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gardening, my favorite chore!

-- Quote of Day --

“…The term ‘Training’ is typically delivering information and supporting individuals to figuring out how to apply that information to their particular situation. ‘Therapy’ is more a medical model – therapy assists a person in getting from where they were to where they are. ‘Coaching’ can help a person get from where they are to where they want to go – helping a person get from functional to exceptional. Therapy assists a client decide where they are, what they want, where their strengths are and where they need support. …The support of a coach really is an ongoing partner in accountability and success for a person. …We are programmed from the day we are born …it becomes an automatic thing. The words (or action) comes out of our mouth before we are even aware of it – that is emotional autopilot. That is when all those toxic things show up in relationships: drama, anger, resentment, guilt, blame – all of that. …Becoming aware of those triggers allows us to make new choices.”
~ Laurie Cameron - May 7, ’09

Today's quote was taken from an interview on Relationship Intimacy on Conscious Discussions radio show back on May 7, 2009. This interview is now available as an archive so you can access it any time of day, indefinitely. Simply click on the hyper-links here, or look to the right for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.


Today's broadcast (airs live at 10 AM -Pacific- and will also be archived) will be another Sunday Gardening special... These segments air every 2-4 weeks, offering information on gardening consciously including weed and water techniques, natural fertilizers, composting, vermiculture, building healthy soil and focuses on a variety of methods including sustainable, intercropping, biointensive and organic.


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Friday, June 12, 2009

The Human Spirit

-- Quote of the Day --

"Beyond the beliefs of any religion, there is the truth of the human spirit. Beyond the power of nations, there is the power of human heart. Beyond the ordinary mind, the power of wisdom, love, and healing energy is at work in the universe. When we can find peace within our hearts, we contact these universal powers. This is our only hope."
~ Ven. Tarthang Tulku

-- Reminder --


** Enter this week's prize to win one of 4 prizes... info in previous posts on this blog. Just scroll down a post or two to find the details. ***


-- Conscious Living Event --

Today, June 12th is World Day Against Child Labor

From the site: http://www.ilo.org

"This year marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark ILO Convention No. 182, which addresses the need for action to tackle the worst forms of child labour. Whilst celebrating progress made during the past ten years, the World Day will highlight the continuing challenges, with a focus on exploitation of girls in child labour.

Around the world, an estimated 100 million girls are involved in child labour. Many of these girls undertake similar types of work as boys, but often also endure additional hardships and face extra risks. Moreover, girls are all too often exposed to some of the worst forms of child labour, often in hidden work situations..."


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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eco-events & tips...

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Today’s guest was unable to call in, however a good friend of ours, Vince Beazle was in from www.alternativeenergy.com to join in a discussion with me about the transition into green & conscious living in our North American society... how this affects the average individual.

-- Eco-Event --

June 12-14: Over 100 environmental non-governmental organizations will be meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, for the Canadian Environmental Network’s (RCEN) 32nd Annual General Assembly and Conference. The AGA will take place at Grant MacEwan College at the College’s Robbins Health Learning Centre - a Silver LEED certified building located in downtown Edmonton. For more information about the 2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly and Conference, please visit http://www.rcen.ca/AGA/2009/index.html

-- Eco-Tip --

Paper milk carton or waxed drink cups often attained through corner stores and fast-food outlets are not recyclable, and are not easily composted, but they can be reused to make a convenient campfire starter. Cut 1/2” – 1” wide strips and stack them together. Poke a whole through them and use that hole to lace recycled natural-fiber string through. When you are ready to use, curl the strips around your fingers, then fan out and place in the center of your fire. Keep a few of these (clean of course) in your camping gear and emergency kit. In case of an emergency, people would be grateful they had the foresight to stow away some compact fire starters.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prizes, Mulches & Quote of the day

-- Quote of the Day --

We house the homeless, but …Seventh Haven is mainly an organization that puts people back to work; …a for-profit social entrepreneur business to put people back to work. ...The dome is put together with wooden pegs, once those pegs have locked into the holes …they will stay there for ever – you’d have to drill them out. We put plywood over the super-structure, …and hydro-stop which is a covering that gives it a rubberized covering or a stucco look – and that is the shell of the dome. …A team of two could do it, but four people would make it go up easier. …We can do a 24, 32 and 42 sq. foot dome structure. …The heaviest piece of our structure is 7lbs. …Hurricane force winds go around or over top of it, because of the shape. …50,000 lbs of pressure can be put on that structure and it won’t move an inch. …You know, I was one of the original Earth Day people (in Florida), we didn’t do anything earth-shattering or anything… we decided to do a bike ride all the way from the capital of Florida to the Florida coast to encourage bicycles as an alternative transportation, 39 years ago! …Gaia is living, its breathing, we have blood – the rivers are our capillaries…”
~ Hugh Simpson - May 5, ’09


Today's quote comes from an interview with Hugh Simpson on the Conscious Discussions radio back on May 5, 2009. We discussed the Seventh Haven organization's efforts to house the poor, working poor and desolate across the globe in eco-friendly homes, in such a way that it creates jobs. Check it out by clicking on the hyper-links above, or visit the Conscious Discussions homepage and scroll through the list of archives from there.


==Don't forget to enter this week's draw !! ==


Email me at: ldbrummet@yahoo.com with the word "prize" in the subject line for a chance to win one (or more) of these prizes:


- Lloyd Lofthouse's book: My splendid Concubine (romance)* For a North American winner only*

- A copy of Sheryl Kayne's nonfiction book: Volunteer Vacations Across America

-& -

- Two runner-up prize packages of science-fiction posters signed by author, Richard Risch ...View posters at: http://www.beyondmars.org

Deadline: the morning of June 14th


-- Conscious Living Tip --

As many of my blog readers are already aware I like to share tips for the average individual to consider for their own lifestyle, things that reuse "waste" or look at how we manage resources like water and energy. Today's tip, like the one I last posted, is water related. We heading towards the official first day of summer (June 21) and it is a really good time to consider saving water now, for the future. Also, we just celebrated Canadian Rivers Day, World Oceans Day, World Environment Day , Canadian Environment Week and we are in the middle of Rivers to Oceans Week... a perfect time for this tip:

The number one thing that you can do right now to reduce evaporation and to moderate the soil temperature in your landscaping beds is to mulch. When you use mulch the soil stays cool during the heat of the season, and warm during the cooler seasons - so the plants are healthier and can endure environmental extremes with vigor.

Mulching also reduces weeding chores by 95% - another great reason to think ‘green’. Forward thinking business managers and building owners will quickly realize the labor and plant purchase savings derived from mulching alone.

On top of all these great things that this little thing called mulch provides us is protection for the soil against wind, sun, heat and traffic breezes. This protection means that evaporation will be greatly reduced and the soil will stay moist much longer, reducing watering needs. Additionally because of the protection against erosion and breezes, there will be fewer issues in retaining the soil.


Mulches can be organic in nature, such as dry grass clippings, leaves or straw - or rocks, gravel, etc. They can also be inorganic, such as black and red plastic row covers (most often employed by gardeners) - or recycled mulch products from paper pulp to recycled tires. The benefits of an organic mulch is that it can often be obtained for free, or at a very low cost, and it increases soil health as it breaks down and provides nutrients. However it must be replaced annually. If you are using an organic mulch, place about 3-4 inches of mulch around all of your perennials and shrubs, keeping organic mulches from touching the trunk of each plant will prevent damage and disease.

Mulching is also light work and is a fun, healthy family activity.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

reuse tips for summer, helping children & documentary film maker's interview

-- Quote of the Day --

"Helping a child ends generations of illness; Past, Present, and Future. Please help a child today."
~ Dean Balderston

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

I am very excited to share with you news about today's featured guest on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show...

Greg Reitman - recently named as one of the “Top Ten Movie-makers Making a Difference” by Moviemaker magazine - has focused his work in the socially conscious documentary genre. "Fuel" is a fantastic, award-winning documentary film about reliance on foreign oil and exploration of new energy solutions. I've had the honor of watching this particular documentary several times and love how Greg is able to take the viewer on a emotional roller coaster, and yet provide so much hope. More recently, he released a film titled: Rooted in Peace, which focuses on the possibility of peace.

Learn more about this inspiring award-winning and celebrated individual's objective to use film as a vehicle for positive change in today's interview "Fuel & Peace" by clicking on the hyper-links here or look to the right for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.


-- Summer Reuse Tips --

Plastic kiddy pools are actually a great resource! Perfect for a funky back-yard party, the plastic kiddy pool can be filled with ice to store drinks. They work wonderfully for dog pools for smaller dogs to swim or larger dogs to dip in and drink from.

Alternatively they can be used for bathing your pets outdoors.

Another use could be as a liner for a mini-pond or for the base of a home-made fountain (the pool is used as an underground liner, much like a pond, and is where the fountain water is caught and pumped back up to the rocks or containers above).

One other use to consider might be to line the kiddy pool's outside edge with large rocks and fill the pool with soil - this makes a wonderful weed-free raised bed to garden or plant flowers in.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, June 8, 2009

New events, positive eco news & intriguing quote

-- Quote of the Day --

"Words so innocent & powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good & evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!"
~ Nethaniel Hawthorne


-- Eco-tip --


Water the lawn only in the early morning or early evening, and only water once a week – but water deeply… Some regions allow their lawns to go dormant as it would naturally do in the heat of summer. Be sure to mulch those clippings and keep the lawn at 2 1/2 – 3 inches tall.

-- Prize Draw --

Congratulations to the who won last week's grand prize: Alice Shapiro's book of poetry: Grand Forks and West Boundary Columbia Basin Alliance for LiteracyCracked: Timeless Topics of Nature, Courage and Endurance

This week's draw, June 8-14th: Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (remove spaces before sending) with the word "prize" in the subject line for a chance to win one (or more) of these prizes:

- Lloyd Lofthouse's book: My splendid Concubine (romance)* For a North American winner only*
- A copy of Sheryl Kayne's nonfiction book: Volunteer Vacations Across America
-& -
- Two runner-up prize packages of science-fiction posters signed by author, Richard Risch ...View posters at: http://www.beyondmars.org
Deadline: the morning of June 14th


-- Eco-Events --

June 8-11th: WasteExpo 2009 - Location: LasVegas Convention Center; Las Vegas, NV www.wasteexpo.com

June 8-14: Rivers to Oceans Week

June 9: Recycling Council of BC’s Annual Waste Reduction Conference (Canada)


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Exciting eco & conscious living info

-- Quote of the Day --

Re: Inspiring people to become proactive in their communities:
“…One thing, if you are involved with a particular group, they often have social events and this is a great way to get people you know interested in the cause. …There are all kinds of things – for instance, if one of the charities a bake sale for instance you can get people you know who like to bake together to help. It is just a matter of getting the right people with the right skills involved. …my local church is a resource for me because they accept me as I am …and allow me to reach out and share my skills. …In my writing I do information about the events that are going on about the peace groups, things that help fight global warming, green living, groups that are working to fight poverty, and supporting civil rights. …These all help me bring about my overall goal of bringing of peace in the world where we can all get along and allow everyone to contribute, to live in peace – and with respect.
~ Debbie Jordan - May 12, ’09


Today's quote came from an online radio interview with Debbie Jordan that aired on May 12, 2009. In this discussion about Ending Poverty and Building Peace, Debbie and I covered a lot of material - but this quote includes some of my favorite excerpts during that interview. To access the archived interview (which is free and available any time of day) simply click on the hyper-linked show title above, or look to the right for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show


-- Recommended Eco-Resource --

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3058533428492266222&ei=5k0bSoudCIXmrgKw-OiJBA&q=documentary

This link above will take you to an online video of a documentary that describes upcycling and recycling in real-life terms, the limitations of sustainability, and some of the most exciting findings, inventions and activities being taken seriously by big business that will certainly serve as an accellerant towards a healthy planet. I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary, I found it encouraging and exciting to say the least. *Thanks to Hugh Simpson who sent this URL our way.


-- Positive Eco-News --

In one of the more recent publications of the Japan for Sustainability's Newsletter (www.japanfs.org) I read that there have been field tests of "a synthetic liquid fuel, known as Fischer-Tropsch diesel (FTD), with the cooperation of Toyota Motor Corp. and others. In this test, a transit bus is being run on FTD fuel in the Tokyo Metropolitan area for about a year to collect data on exhaust gases and performance of vehicle parts under long-term usage of the fuel. ...FTD fuel can be synthesized from various feedstocks such as natural gas, biomass, and coal using the Fischer-Tropsch process, and its combustion properties are suitable for diesel engines. FTD, which contains no sulfur or aromatics, emits less particulate matter and other pollutants compared to conventional diesel."

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Eco-resources, composting & climate change

-- World Environment Day --

Wow! Today is World Environment Day!! We are also in the last few days of Canadian Environment Week - a great time to look at how we can make a difference in our own lives for the planet. Our book Trash Talk is filled with ideas, the ideas in just one chapter can save the average individual enough money to pay for the book!

Trash Talk discusses the 4-R’s of waste management and the proper order for them. This being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse then Recycle… before we even consider sending the item to the trash bin. Trash Talk focuses on the third R, Reuse – which also saves people a lot of money (through reduced shopping, reduced utility bills...) and provides a way to make a real and measurable contribution towards a healthier planet. The book enables readers to feel more positive in life and leave a lasting legacy. Check out the table of contents, reviews and more information about the book at: www.brummet.ca/trashtalk.html

-- Apologies --

I do have to make one public apology today due to an error on my part yesterday. I was due to appear as a featured guest on the Poetic Monthly Radio show and I was unable to make the appointment. I do apologize to everyone - I know there were a lot of our friends out there in cyberland who were looking forward to hearing me talk about the world of poetry and share some of my work on this show. The host, Martin White, has graciously rebooked the interview for July 23.

-- Recomended Positive Eco-Resources --

Climate Change, Kids Site: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids
This site is a wonderful place for families, schools or youth groups to visit. Learn about climate change, weather, greenhouse effects, composting, recycling, how to make a difference, fun stuff for teachers, a climate change caluclator and more!

Compost! - my favorite topic of all time (lol):
http://www.compostinstructions.com
http://www.youtube.com/compostinstructions

These two sites above were sent to me by Micah L. who wanted us to share them with our readers here on the blog. I highly recommend the sites. Learn answers to common, and not so common, composting questions - watch videos to discover new information on composting and more.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Animal Rescue & Poetry

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Today's Conscious Discussions show focused on the Second Acts Foundation, a non-profit organization, which distributes 100% of the donations to animal rescue groups across the US, in fact they’ve reached animal rescue groups in every single state in less than two years. Their focus is on small, volunteer run groups that adopt the no-kill policy. Today we learned about starting a non-profit organization like this, how to manage education, staff, volunteers and fund raising. We learned about the amazing proactive projects Second Acts has been a part of. Our guest Michael Brown is the Founder & CEO of the Second Acts Foundation - & he was very generous in sharing websites, resources and touching success stories. Find today's interview by clicking on the hyper-links here or look to the right for a link to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

*Listeners who enjoyed today’s broadcast may wish to check out these related archived episodes, available on the Conscious Discussions website:

Wild ARC (Branch of the SPCA) – March 27, ’08;
Simian Institute – April 29, ’08;
Wye Marsh Wildlife Center – July 27, ’08;
Volunteer Travel (Orangutan rescue/rehabilitation project) - Sept 30, '08
Abandoned Dogs & Horses – March 24, ’09;
- & - coming up on June 18, 2009: Save the Frogs Org!


** Don't forget to enter this week's prize draw**
Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (remove spaces before sending) with the word "prize" in the subject line for a chance to win a copy of:
Alice Shapiro's book of poetry: Cracked: Timeless Topics of Nature, Courage and Endurance ...Info at: http://aliceshapiro.homestead.com
-& -
Two runner-up prize packages of science-fiction posters signed by author, Richard Risch ...View posters at: http://www.beyondmars.org
Deadline: the morning of June 7

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca