I saw David Suzuki speak at our public school when I was about 9 years old. I remember it making quite an impression. I saw him speak again on Friday night and it was an experience I will never forget. David Suzuki was asked what he would say if he gave one final lecture. The Legacy is his answer to that question. He crafted a very powerful and thought provoking evening about our impact on the environment. I wasn't expecting that I would be needing kleenex, well maybe I did. I have yet to completely relay the experience to my husband as I still get quite teary. He really is such a moving speaker. If you don't get a chance to hear his final lecture I suggest you buy the book
Coming home from an experience like that I started taking stock of our life, our household and our contribution. My humble start is going to be with the girls lunches. The aim - a package-less lunch. A friend of mine has been using reusable sandwich wraps for awhile now. I believe hers were made from oil cloth but seeing as I didn't have any, I thought some plastic table cloths would do the trick.
plastic table cloths / oilcloth
velcro with adhesive
1. Cut the material into a square measuring 24x24 cm. I then rounded the corners just because I thought it looked nice.
2. Attach the velcro to each corner, marrying up the 2 sides of the velcro on opposite corners with one side on the right side of the fabric and the other on the wrong side of the fabric.
3. I used sticky velcro and it stuck very securely to the fabric. You may want to do a running stitch through the centre of the velcro for extra re-enforcement.
We were all asked this question, "What will your legacy be that you will leave for your/the children?" Oh dear, I am getting all choked up again... Check out the trailer to The David Suzuki Movie out soon.