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  • let's grow - container gardening in St. John's

    let's grow - container gardening in St. John's

    for summer 2020 here at Guide to the Good we took on a bit of container gardening, on the roof of a little shed in St. John's.

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  • to Gail our thanks, to Maham welcome

    to Gail our thanks, to Maham welcome

    changing of the Treasurers - we're proud to extend our thanks to Gail Ryan, outgoing Treasurer, and warm welcome to Maham Rahim, incoming Treasurer.

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  • Katherine Saunders

    Katherine Saunders

    Katherine was our Publication Specialist from September 2018 to September 2019. She was a bright, bright spark. In her too-short-a-life, she brought spirit and verve wherever she went.

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  • local fashion design exhibition online

    local fashion design exhibition online

    this province's natural environment and the ethos of the place inspire design, and show up in the work of recent graduates from the Textile Program at CNA. check out the exhibit online.

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  • #mindourbusiness - feature recap

    #mindourbusiness - feature recap

    COVID-19 changed the way everything happened and coming together to 'mind our business' is what we do to take care of our communities when things change course.

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  • golo10 round-up

    golo10 round-up

    golo10 is the Guide to the Good challenge that invites people to increase their local choices by 10%! here's a round-up of how people are doing it! golo - go local be vocal!

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  • We Got This

    We Got This

    We Got This is an original, Guide to the Good livestream series featuring leaders of local companies share first-hand stories and forward-looking views on recreating our communities.

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  • 'meet you at the market' recap

    'meet you at the market' recap

    #meetyouathemarket it didn't go as planned due to Covid-19, but we still got to celebrate the markets!

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  • NLOWE business - new usual - keeps moving

    NLOWE business - new usual - keeps moving

    entrepreneurship on the rise for women. many women become self-employed to improve their work-life balance

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  • together and forward for Curry Delight

    together and forward for Curry Delight

    Afiya and Nasir of Curry Delight have grown their business - and their family - in step with the market!

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  • #golo10 feature

    #golo10 feature

    golo10 is the campaign that encourages people to increase local choices by 10%, and to share their stories. golo is 'go local' 10 means increase by 10%

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  • downtown - it's us  feature wrap-up

    downtown - it's us feature wrap-up

    we could't think of a better way to launch the all-new guide to the good than with a feature on the most magical spot downtown.

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  • snowmageddon 2020

    snowmageddon 2020

    snowmageddon - the record-breaking snowfall that buried eastern Newfoundland pulled the focus back to local.

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  • local and vocal: fish 'n chips

    local and vocal: fish 'n chips

    bayman-in-town and self-proclaimed seafood lover James Byrne walks you through some great fi n chi spots in downtown St. John's

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  • 2020 vision

    2020 vision

    2020 vision - let's see how well we can do this life thing! now is the time to connection to self. to others, and to the planet. guidelines help! try these on, or modify

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  • Townie Tibb's

    Townie Tibb's

    G2G founder Kim Todd and campaign coordinator Natalie Haire share their unique Tibb's Eve experiences and traditions.

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  • Inside Scoop - parking yyt downtown

    Inside Scoop - parking yyt downtown

    downtown is a go-to destination that’s especially special during the holidays! and PARKING is plentiful!

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  • local, green gifting

    local, green gifting

    green gift-giving is about minimizing your environmental footprint and maximizing re'joy'venation in a season that can be excessive.

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  • seasons groundings - little ways to connect

    seasons groundings - little ways to connect

    the holiday season can be stressful - connecting helps. #seasonsgroundings is a series of g2g ways to people stay grounded and connected to self, to community, and to the planet.

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  • a grenfell parka for the Pope

    a grenfell parka for the Pope

    grenfell coats made a stay-at-home mother on the Northern Peninsula a busy business owner in the early 1970s

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  • #golo10 infographic

    #golo10 infographic

    golo10! NL-based social enterprise guide to the good Go Local campaign encourages all to increase local choices by 10% - this infographic shares ideas on how to golo!

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  • downtown St. John’s

    downtown St. John’s

    Katherine Saunders pays homage to St. John's' cultural, historic, and community hub - downtown.

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  • zero waste: where do i even start?

    zero waste: where do i even start?

    Zero Waste Canada volunteer Sophie Wells dismantles some common misconceptions about the 'zero waste' lifestyle

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  • buying local? supply chains matter!

    buying local? supply chains matter!

    how do local supply chains benefit businesses and community? they have economic impact!

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  • live simply, simply live

    live simply, simply live

    a philosophy of simplicity in all that we do is key to living a life that is healthy, balanced, exciting, rewarding and freeing

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  • forage with Ross Larkin & Celeste Mah

    forage with Ross Larkin & Celeste Mah

    less than a year after Ross earned the title of Top Chef Canada, Celeste won Best Pastry Chef 2019 from Canada's 100 Best

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  • making it count: community-building

    making it count: community-building

    Josh Smee is an all-around local-loving community guy and a CFA. here he shares ideas about making change.

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  • business for good!

    business for good!

    memorial university and thegreenrock.ca unite diverse innovators to collaborate on ideas surrounding social enterprise

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  • a conducive space for living

    a conducive space for living

    Emily Campbell believes that a conducive space makes people feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease.

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  • Cochrane Street United Church vs loneliness

    Cochrane Street United Church vs loneliness

    some renovations have recently taken place which aim to reduce loneliness within the community

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  • making change through perseverance

    making change through perseverance

    St. John's Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O'Leary shares the fascinating story of her journey to making change

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  • three easy words ~ think local first

    three easy words ~ think local first

    Ottawa newspaper, the PEN, discusses what living local means to them

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  • introducing the guide to the good!

    introducing the guide to the good!

    the time has come! thegreenrock.ca is thrilled to let you know that your guide to the good is live and launching!

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  • empowering women through fishing

    empowering women through fishing

    guide to the good's Natalie Haire reflects on her summer with Fishing for Success and the Girls who Fish program

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