Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Go Green or Bust

"Go Green or Bust - The Birth of a New Civilization"

This is an upcoming lecture event at Royal Roads University on Tuesday August 4th, 2009 that we think is pretty great! Here is a bit about it...

Every generation faces unique challenges. Many have been enormous, such as ending slavery, defeating fascism, winning the vote for all women, and winning
civil rights for people of all races. Each of these struggles has been long and difficult, but
in their successes they have changed the world.

For the challenge we face today the stakes could notbe higher, for if we fail, we lose everything. Earthsecosystems and humanitys cultures and civilization
cannot withstand a 6C degree rise in
temperature, which is our current trajectory, due to climate change.

In succeeding, however, we will transform our civilization forever,
and future generations will accept environmental sustainability as
one of the fundamental precepts of a civilized life on Earth,
alongside justice, freedom of speech, and human rights.
If we are to live in harmony with Gaia, and create a new civilization,
we must go green or bust.

Guy Dauncey is a speaker, author, and organizer who works to develop
a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action.

He is President of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and author
of the award-winning books Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global
Climate Change; Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic, and
7 other titles. His new book The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to
Global Warming will be published in November 2009.

He is also Executive Director of The Solutions Project; and
Publisher of EcoNews, a monthly newsletter that promotes the vision
of a sustainable Vancouver Island. His home page is

Lecture Admission: Donation at the Door. Proceeds from this lecture
support the Bateman Bursary for learners in the Master of Arts and
Environmental Education and Communication Program. The Mews Lounge
is Building #4 on this campus map.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Our Victoria store is having an

Friday July 31 - Sunday August 2

20% OFF Select Styles for Men and Women

One Weekend Only
Picture shown is just one sample of what will be on sale! Come in early before your size sells out!

Fiber Options Naturals
577 Johnson St.
Victoria BC
Open 10-7 Monday to Saturday
10-6 Sundays

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Snap Snap Snappy!

Back in June, Fiber Options Victoria attended a VBN mixer at the eco-friendly Hair Garden Salon. SNAP Magazine, a fun publication the captures community events in the city, came and snapped some pictures of the event. Featured in the photos are members of the Victoria Values Based Business Network enjoying yummy appies and enjoying free natural make up touch ups.

Click here to see the photos!

Organic Islands in 3 Minutes and 11 Seconds!

On July 4th and 5th, our Victoria location participated in the 5th annual Organic Islands Festival. It was an amazing weekend filled with so many wonderful goodies including live music, shopping, food sampling, education...and so much more!

This video was just posted to the Organic Islands Facebook page, and I could not resist posting it to our store blog! It is a great snapshot of the festival. The shot is of the 'Village' area, where we had our booth. The green tent that you see in the center of the shot is ours so you can see what we were up to for the three days of the festival - and just how many people we got to meet and talk to! It was such a great time. Many thanks to our friend Deb Morse, and her team of amazing staff who made it all happen!

Click here to watch the video!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thank You Xavier Rudd!

Last Tuesday, a good lookin' fellow strolled into Fiber Options Naturals in Victoria. One of our staff members struck up conversation with the customer, and soon found out that he was from Australia. Being that we have amazingly personable and perceptive staff, she then noticed that the ruggedly handsome man had a picture of a didgeridoo on his t-shirt. The staff member, looking for things to talk about with the man, then asked "Oh, are you by chance familiar with Xavier Rudd?" (as we often have played his music in the store) and the customer answered, "Why yes...that's me...". Yes - Xavier Rudd was shopping at Fiber Options and we did not recognize the poor guy!!!

He ended up spending quite some time in the shop, and before he left, he kindly added our staff members to the guest list of the show he was performing that night.

So....thank you Xavier Rudd! Thank you for shopping at Fiber Options Naturals, for 'guest listing' our staff, and also for choosing sweat shop free and organic t-shirt options for your official "Xavier Rudd" merchandise!

P.S...the show was fabulous!

Fiber Options Naturals Victoria Donates to Organic Islands Volunteers!

The Organic Islands Festival was this past weekend on July 4th and 5th. Be sure to check back here for more blog posts about the event including our own pictures and highlights!
However, we would like to tell you in THIS post about how proud we were to donate $50.00 worth of gift certificates to the volunteers at the festival. Without them, the festival would not have been possible. Their efforts were not unnoticed this weekend. Fiber Options would truly like to thank all of those who volunteered their time to help to make things run as smoothly as they did.
A special thank you to Deb, Rachelle, Annalea, and the rest of the Organic Islands staff for all of their hard work as well! It was a pleasure to yet again be a part of this wonderful festival and we are already looking forward to next year.