Tag Archives: Karen Mahon Carrington

a couple of tiny homes outside linnaea farm

You may have seen a couple of tiny homes just outside the Linnaea Farm parking lot and wondered, what’s the story with those?

Well, that would be the right question to ask – the tiny homes are a multi-faceted project of Robert Carrington, aka Bobbie Noobie. 

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Karen Mahon Carrington Talks About Climate Hope

On June 5th at Folk U Talk Show, Karen Mahon Carrington joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to talk about her climate hope: what it is and how it inspired a new organization and movement. 

Karen defines hope as: “the refusal to give up on love.” This idea inspired an essay I wrote called The Alchemy of Hope (https://mandagillespie.com/hope/)

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Cortes Island’s Second Virtual Town Hall Meeting, April 7, 2020

Cortes Island’s Second Virtual Town hall Meeting was also broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM. It began with a series of news updates, followed by breakout sessions.

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How Is Hollyhock Coping?

According to CEO Peter Wrinch, “Hollyhock exists to create, curate, and host inspiring, meaningful experiences that provide both the inner and outer skills for personal growth and social transformation.” During peak season (July/August), the non-profit educational centre employs close to 10% of Cortes Island’s adult population. Hollyhock had a record year in 2019 and, expecting to repeat the experience, put together an ambitious slate of programs for the April 14 to October 24 season. Then the COVID-19 crises reached our area. Now the tentative opening date has been pushed back to the beginning of June, at the earliest. About 40 Cortes Island residents who had expected to be employed, are now sitting at home. How is Hollyhock coping? 

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Canada’s Green New Deal Came To Mansons Hall

By Roy L Hales

Canada’s Green New Deal came to Mansons Hall on Friday, May 14, 2019. FOCI sponsored the townhall event, which was organized by Ashley Zarbatany. Karen Mahon Carrington, a former executive director of Greenpeace now living on Gunflint Lake, Cortes Island, was the  MC.

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