Welcome 2010

A bit behind the times – it is already January 10th – but welcome to 2010!

Looking back at 2009, our inaugural year, there was a lot of continued developement, research, learning, growing and playing.  A lot of hard work, and more to come, but all for the greater good! 😉

Eco-TAV is looking forward to some great green shows this year – the two big ones here in Ottawa that we are booked to participate in are:

March 20/21, 2010: Go Green Expo at Lansdowne Park

and

April 24, 2010: Ottawa Eco-Fair at thr R.A. Centre on Riverside Drive

Another smaller event will be the Ottawa Dancers’ Bazaar on March 6th at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall on McArthur Avenue.

And life goes on!

I am looking into creating more designs for the Artisan line and launching those over the next few months, making them available via the Eco-TAV Artfire site and at the Trade shows of course.

For those unfamiliar with Artfire, it is a similar concept as Etsy, AND they plant trees and are really interactive with their clients!  They are constantly developing new contests, awareness campaigns and more – I like em!

I have also established an Eco-TAV Giving Page through CanadaHelps.org and hope you will take a moment to check it out.  I think they are a simple and easy way to make donations to my favorite mainly local charities ! Make a small donation and help some great folks do their good!

I have loads of work ahead of me this year, but I am looking forward to sharing the ride with you!

Happy 2010!

Tracey

A Tale of Two Videos

Thank you muchly for the two folks who took time out of their busy lives to submit their own stories of Eco-TAV.

So who will be the big winner?  I know they are both winners { literally as they are both getting prizes!], but I need your help to choose!

So, please check out both videos and let me know which you prefer in the comment section below!

The Lunch Bag by Bonnie Jean et al

M2 Review of Mouse pouch

So either leave your comment on the youtube pages or here and I’ll tabulate and calculate and award these hard working Green Folk by the end of this week!

Videos are in – Go Vote!

The Eco-TAV Video Submission Contest has been a bit of a journey! A journey of learning for everyone who has been a part of it!  And it is not over yet!  You’ve still got time to get your video submissions in – message me if you have one in the works and need to figure out how to upload it!

Thanks to the two fabulous people who have entered their video submissions so far!  And mega thanks to the efforts on one lovely lady in Montreal who is spreading the Eco-TAV word by gifting her friends and colleagues with products and tried so hard to create a video for this contest – but technology got the best of her!  Maybe over the holidays, Jenn!

Since there are only two in so far – I know we have at least two winners already, but I’ll need help deciding who is the “BIG” winner!  That means I need your help!  Starting MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th,  I’ll be asking you to vote on your favorite by making comments on the Eco-TAV YouTube PAGE Where the videos are awaiting your comments as video responses!

You’ve got til Sunday December 13th at MIDNIGHT to get your videos in – email me { info@eco-tav.com}  if you have questions!!

Eco-TAV in Review

Nothing like the trepidation of sending products that you think are great, off to be tested and reviewed by a total stranger. But that’s what I need – some fresh eyes to give me some feedback and let folks know how they find the Napkins and Pouches are to work with.

Thanks to Carrie Anne at EverythingMom for taking the time to post a review about my Eco-TAV goodies!
You can check it out here:
Everything Mom Logo

and then follow them on twitter:
@everythingmom and @cbadov

Part of a Larger Community

As part of my journey with Eco-TAV, I am finding ways to connect with other artisans, support them and find creative ways to self-promote!
The latest is joining up with indienorth’s Holiday Gift Guide!

There are a lovely selection of gifts and goodies that express the elegance and fun of some fab Canadian Artisans!

Check it out!

Click Here to start your holiday shopping and support canadian artisans!

November 22,2009: West End Bazaar

Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where:
4026 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario.

Website: Facebook Event page….

This bazaar is also a fundraiser for the Women’s Shelter in Iqaluit: it is named Qimaavik. This is the only Shelter for women in all the thousands of square miles of the Territory. Woman and child abuse in the Nunavut is 1200% higher there than in the rest of Canada.
They need funds for their daily life, education and counselling as well as much needed security, night and day! They get no official government funding.

The Bazaar will have 14 vendors:
Creative Clothing by Roxane,
Tracey with TAV Creations,
Zamira and her Flying Veils,
Darlene with her Shibori hand-painted veils,
Sha’ Vega in her Tarot Tent,
Rain Kazymerchyk with her Silver Jewellery,
Sylvie Girard will be cooking up her wonderful treats,
Curves will be there to help us with our fitness!

You will find: jewellery, practice and recital clothing, accessories for Cabaret and Tribal dancing, pottery and Val’s trading table will be chock-full of surprises.

Here are more of the vendors:
Barbara Szatanski’s *B Daszled Deszings*,
Melissa Wakeling from Belleville,
Catherine Archer from Montreal and
Lynn Commanda, a Native jeweller.

Admission is free but donations for Qimaavik will be welcome!

WEST END bazaar FALL2009

pARTicipate-March 29, 2009

Shakti fusion presents: pARTicipate! A Benefit for Hollis Hawthorne

As some of you may have heard, a friend I work with at Burning Man, Hollis Hawthorne, has been in a motorcycle accident while travelling in India, suffered a head injury, and is in a coma. Her family wants to bring her home to the US, and we need to raise $200,000 to cover the cost of the MedEvac air ambulance to get her to Stanford hospital, where she has been admitted as a charity case. Since the accident last week, the community has raised $41,000 and that number continues to climb through the support of her friends in the international performance arts community. Fundraisers are happening in San Francisco, New York, Portland, and Nevada, and Leslie of Shakti Fusion organized a fundraiser benefit show here in Ottawa!
The details:
Shakti fusion presents: pARTicipate! A Benefit for Hollis Hawthorne
Sunday, March 29th
7-10 at The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward

Performers: Leslie, Shakti fusion bellydance, Francesca (Rockalily Burlesque) Dani LeBlanc, Safiya, Halyma, Joshua Tacoma, Vera Sagram, Zamira, Justin Barca, John Lloyd, Dollhouse Dance Co, and more to come!

Visuals by: The Latest Artists (AO & Deborah O’Malley)

All funds generated from this event were donated to Hollis’ family via the PayPal account they have set up. I’d like to generate at least $1000 from this event!

To learn more about Hollis and the efforts of her friends and family, or to make a donation, please visit:
http://friendsofhollis.blogspot.com