This morning, I was thinking about what I would add to my webpage for you to enjoy. I went through a few files and then realized that I forgot to share how Devon used his 7th birthday as a tool to raise money for a local environmental group dedicated to enriching local ecosystems. So... with no further adieu.....
Since Devon was a young boy, I’ve had
talks with him about some of the problems in our world and what we can do to
make our world a better place.Many of
these conversations have to do with consumerism!I explained where many products are made, how
products are made and how they end up....
Many of my readers know that for the last few years I have been writing stories for several monthly community magazines. One of the features that I write is called 'Feet on the Street'. I will visit local libraries, businesses, community centres or parks and I pose a question of the month to the people I find there. I take notes and take the persons photo and then go home and put it all together. Usually, I interview four people and this fills about 1/2 a page in the magazine rather nicely!
This year, I decided to do something very unique. I posed my question of the month to Facebook friends from around the world... making this a real global effort!!!!
The response I received was very overwhelming! To see all the stories and to meet some very interesting and inspirational people, just follow this link....
This website is very new and since I have close to 20 years of art, music and stories to share with you, it is easy to realize that many more posts are still to come....
Mark this page as a 'favourite' and visit again and again to see the many inspiring efforts that will fill your heart with love and peace, as we work together to create a better world for future generations!
After completing studies in Architecture (Toronto) and then Interior Design (London), Jim Kogelheide became acutely aware of our societies need to evolve beyond our Industrial lifestyles that are harming our planet's ecosystems. After organizing a walk across Southern Ontario - to raise awareness about the clear cutting of the Temagami forestland - Kogelheide searched for ways to share his message and inspiration with others....
He became an artist!
Kogelheide visits Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in 2006 to work on
Soon after, Kogelheide began a 5 year journey across Canada, working with community groups and schools to create 'Art For Earth' workshops for children.
For the last decade, Kogelheide has continued with these workshops while also building partnerships with many community organizations, here in London, Ontario.
While all of these efforts have successfully inspired many thousands of people from across the world, Kogelheide felt that his message could reach even more... and so, most recently, he brought his message for sustainable living to his largest audience to date while running for Mayor of London in the 2014 municipal election.