Good Morning and Happy Canada Day weekend from Prince Edward Island.
 
Let's put the kettle on, have some tea and talk about some good news.
 
Big changes for all retailers and consumers in Prince Edward Island is in full motion. Preparations are being made to move from single-use plastic shopping bags to paper bags by July 1. It is the law.
 
We are the first province in Canada to put the ban in place. I suspect it is only a matter of time before this becomes the norm everywhere.
It is a good thing, if not for any other reason than bringing an acute awareness of our environment.
 
This CBC story captures the essence of the challenges retailers face. Cost and storage space. Take a peek here. 
 
More and more attention is being paid to our environment and it is not too soon. Caring for nature is caring for each other. This is our earthly home after all.
I love this video that was captured by a committee of folks interviewing 10 year-old Connor Fitzpatrick on Prince Edward Island. The group have a wonderful blog called Happy Ocean.
Kudos to those involved in Connor's upbringing. He is very articulate and well spoken.
 
Way to go, Connor, your enthusiasm is contagious and your wisdom is awe-inspiring. You are a leader.
 
“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” -Unknown
 
Last week, I read about a group who broke a Guinness World Record. Over 600 scuba divers scooped up trash from the ocean floor in Deerfield, Florida. Read more here.
 
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryūnosuke Satoro
 
How Wolves Change Rivers is a fascinating 5-minute video. A synopsis on a subject called Trophic Cascades.

“Trophic cascades are powerful indirect interactions that can control entire ecosystems. Trophic cascades occur when predators limit the density and/or behaviour of their prey. Thereby enhance survival of the next lower trophic level.”
 
If you wish to do deep on this, here is a great article from The Knowledge Project.
 

On July 1 Canada will celebrate 152 years being a country. Happy Birthday, Canada. Hope everyone partaking in activities enjoy the festivities safe and wise manner.

 

Today, I have been listening to Seven Days Walking, by Ludovico

Einaudi. His 14th studio album is the first in a set of seven albums released over seven consecutive months throughout 2019 as the pianist/composer retraces the same wintry Alpine walk seven times in seven days. Each walk inspires new reflections, new meditations. Einaudi sets out his intentions here, his searching, plaintive piano mixing with whispering strings as he grapples with nature’s ever-shifting mask and mourns its transience. “Golden Butterflies” hesitantly flutters, the sinewy “Cold Wind” both comforts and disturbs. At last the mists clear in “Ascent,” Einaudi’s music reaching for new optimism. A magical start to seven kaleidoscopic journeys. Sample Day One here

What music are you listening to these days?
Take care and have a great weekend, slow down and enjoy each moment.
 
With love from Prince Edward Island,
 
Bruce
 
ps.
 
A snail hitched a ride with a friendly turtle. As they reached an intersection another turtle came along and rammed into them!
A police officer came and questioned the snail: "What happened here?"
The little snail replied, "I don't know -- it all happened so fast."