chrisbenjaminwriting at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 10:50:11 EDT 2012
I've posted below a blurb on a green video series I'm working on in the
hopes that you can spread the word on your wonderful listserv. Many thanks,
Halifax filmmaker Kevin Moynihan and author Chris Benjamin are teaming up
to make a series of videos based on Benjamin's award-winning book,
Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada. The first video featured
Off the Hook, an innovative community-supported fishery co-op. The video
was featured by David Suzuki on Facebook and can be seen at
Moynihan and Benjamin are now teaming up again to complete the series on
sustainable food in the region, and are giving crowd-sourcing a try as a
means to fund the endeavor. Up next for videos are Speerville (a large
organic wholesaler in New Brunswick), Local Source (a small local food
retailer in Halifax), and Fair Acres (an organic family farm on P.E.I.).
Any help you can give - whether in the form of a contribution or simply
spreading the word through your networks - would be much appreciated.
Please take a look at their indiegogo page for more details:
Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist, fiction writer, CBC News web
writer/editor and columnist. He is the author of Eco-Innovators:
Sustainability in Atlantic Canada, winner of the 2012 APMA Best
Atlantic-Published Book Award and finalist for the Richardson Non-Fiction
Prize, and the critically-acclaimed novel, Drive-by Saviours, winner of the
H.R. Percy Prize and shortlisted for Canada Reads 2011 and a ReLit Prize.
In 2006/2007 he worked as a journalist in Ghana. He shared an honourable
mention in the 2009 Canadian National Magazine Awards. Chris has also
written for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Chronicle Herald, VoicePrint
Canada, This Magazine, Now Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Halifax Magazine,
Descant, OpenFile, Arts East, East Coast Kitchen Party, Third Person Press,
Nashwaak Review, Pottersfield Press, Rattling Books, The Society,
University of Waterloo Press, Z Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine, Coastlands,
Progress Magazine, Rural Delivery and many others.
More information about the sust-mar