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CAPRA takes a bite out of hunger Wednesday (Oct 18th)

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“Chew On This!” calls for all Canadians to think about hunger in their communities. 

Red Deer, AB, October 16th, 2017 — October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Currently, over 900,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month. One in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table.

Red Deer statistics continue to rise as over 38,000 people were fed from the food back in 2016. In September of 2017, 822 hampers were distributed. This means the Red Deer Food Bank Society has helped feed 1,937 men, women and children last month alone. 

In Red Deer, CAPRA will be recognizing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 18th. As part of the national anti-poverty Dignity for All campaign, CAPRA will bring their Chew on This! Campaign throughout the city. Members will distribute lunch bags with fresh apples to community members and co-workers, to bring awareness to hunger issues in Central Alberta. 

“Food is one of the first variables to be reduced from a household budget. When times are tough many give up a good source of food to pay rent or other basic necessities,” says Harrison Blizzard, CAPRA Food Security Action Committee Member. “Most of us don’t realize how many individuals, children, and families, are going hungry here in Central Alberta.”

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, or CAPRA, is a group of people and organizations who work collaboratively to find local solutions and make a real difference on poverty.

CAPRA strives to Know. Inspire. Act.

For more information please contact: 

Leslee Burton, CAPRA Community Mobilizer

Email: lburton@eclipseprojectworks.ca      Phone: 403-350-1004

Visit: www.capovertyreduction.ca for more information

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Homes by 3Leafs showcases the first single family, shipping container home built in Calgary.

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Homes by 3Leafs showcases the first single family, shipping container home built in Calgary. The Alberta based company is changing how homes are constructed by transforming recycled steel containers into high performance, energy efficient homes with net zero capabilities.

September 19, 2019, Calgary, AB ​Homes by 3Leafs gave media an exclusive inside look into the sleek, elegant modern two-storey home made from four recycled shipping containers. The home is nestled in the eco-friendly community, Echohaven, in northwest Calgary.

Som Sourachit, C.E.O. of Homes by 3Leafs describes this moment as pivotal. “Our high performance, energy efficient houses reduce waste in landfills by repurposing steel shipping containers into dream homes. The houses have net zero capabilities and are the new blueprint for how we should build while protecting our environment. “

It’s estimated there are millions of shipping containers piling up in landfills worldwide. The repurposed containers make the perfect envelope for a home, and reduce the heavy reliance on trees used for construction. The steel means shipping container homes are sturdier and will last for generations with fewer repairs than traditional stick builds over time.

The homeowner, Jaime Turner, added “This is a teaching moment for my young daughter. We wanted to build a legacy for her. This is our forever home and we know because it’s made of steel it will last for generations, and an added bonus is, we are being good to our environment!”

Homes by 3Leafs is proud to be leading the way in new home construction. Currently, 6 building projects are underway.

About Homes by 3Leafs

Homes by 3Leafs is a global company based in Edmonton and is comprised of a team of architects, construction experts, designers, and engineers with years of experience developing stunning homes. By using shipping containers to build, Homes by 3Leafs is committed to saving the environment. Thousands of containers pile up in landfills unused while forests can’t be cut down fast enough to support the robust construction industry. The company leads the way with cutting edge technology and new innovations to help the world build beautiful sustainable homes to last hundreds of years.

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Shed Your Threads is a one of a kind shopping event

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From Elysha Snider and Chelsey Key

Shed Your Threads Consignment Clothing Event

On October 6th, Elysha Snider, Chelsey Key, and Copper Lane Hair Studio will be hosting their third Shed Your Threads: an annual consignment-inspired shop designed to support style and community.
All clothes are donated, sorted, and priced creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Not only does the event promote fashion-based sustainability, but it also supports the city of Red Deer, as every dollar spent gets donated to a local organization.
This year, all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Red Deer River Naturalists, and all clothes that do not sell will be donated to Vantage Community Service’s Street Ties Outreach Centre for youth experiencing homelessness.
Our hope is to grow each year- from our motivation to the final donations, we want this event to be a meaningful one.
Event Details:
– Date/Time: Sunday, October 6th from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
– Location: Copper Lane Hair Studio in Red Deer
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