Sudbury Northern Life
Cathy Orlando proves you do not have to be a public relations expert to promote Greater Sudbury.
The Greater Sudbury science outreach co-ordinator at Laurentian University was involved in a four minute video concerning the greening of the city.
It was for One Million Acts of Green, initiated by George Stroumboulopoulos and The Hour CBC television show. It has been airing this week on their website, http://green.cbc.ca.
The site has been up since Oct. 22 and was launched on The Hour by Stroumboulopoulos.
“It's not about overhauling your life; it's about one act from each individual amassing to a million. It can be as simple as switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs, starting a recycling program, or walking to work. You can do one act or all one million. It's up to you,” states the website.
How did a Sudbury educator wind up on the CBC?
Orlando said she is an active blogger.
“I was asked by Peter Corbyn, on the executive of Climate Project Canada, a group associated with Al Gore's environmental work, to blog for a number of sites, including the new CBC site,” said Orlando.
“I wrote a piece on the greening of Sudbury. They contacted me and sent up a crew three weeks ago to do a video based on what I wrote,” she said.
In the video, Orlando discusses a number of green projects and places ranging from Vale Inco's multi-million dollar Gatchell slag heap re-greening project to the beauty of the Laurentian University trail system. There is mining related footage but also vistas of Lake Ramsey and area woodland.
The theme she addresses is that humans can make a positive difference to their local environment.
“We can reverse what we have done. Human can rise to the challenge,” she said.
So far, Orlando has received a number of emails from city residents.
“They were surprised by all the green activities here.”
The video, entitled My Green Sudbury was up Monday and continues to be shown. Orlando's blogger name is trinx. The video is also available at http://www.greensudbury.ca. Scroll down the list to find hers.