Calgary Reads is an early literacy intiative changing the lives of children and their families.
Reading is a fundamental skill that has a profound impact on our lives and it begins at an early age. When you read aloud to a child you open the doors to new worlds, new perspectives and new opportunities to grow. We believe every child deserves to experience the benefits reading brings.
Our strength is in our connections. Thanks to our relationships with educators, families and community service providers, our programs and initiatives are being delivered directly to children where they learn and play- at home, at school and in the community.
At this Spring's Calgary Baby and Tot Show we are taking on a new direction in decor for the production. We realize that children love the beautiful balloon arches and towers that add color and life to the show but they have a negative impact on our environment when the show is over. They are not recyclable and end up in a landfill for MANY years.
This show you will notice fewer balloons and in addition you will see "toppers"on some of the signage, these have been designed especially for the Calgary Baby and Tot Show by Elizabeth, owner and founder of Ciclomanias. They can either be used next show or recycled after this event therefore reducing our footprint.
See below a portion of their Production process and check out the website to learn more. We all can make an impact in a positive way if we are aware of choices.
"We produce environmentally friendly hand-crafted goods. All of our products are made from post-consumer materials such as corrugated cardboard and plastic bottles, which we recycle and transform into a wide variety of decorative and useful products"
"The unique pieces of art that we produce are elaborated by a passionate, artistic and energetic team. Ciclomanías has had the opportunity to employ people from different vulnerable sectors, such as immigrants, single moms, and indigenous people. In addition to this social empowerment, Ciclomanías works hard to reduce its ecological footprint, including environmental impacts associated with the manufacture of these Art and crafts as well as with its final disposal."