On Saturday, September 10, while spending most of the day volunteering at the Green Party table at the Cabbagetown Festival, a neighbourhood street fair held at the beginning of September in Toronto, Ontario, I took the opportunity to raise awareness for Adopt a Village in Laos. Sharing the table with campaign literature, I set up my small Adopt a Village in Laos display and then interacted with passersby whenever I could. Overall, the day proved to be a great success in terms of exposure and responses from people.
The association with the Green Party has been an interesting one. Ever since the first Green Party member, Ellen Michelson, attended one of my presentations earlier this year, an informal relationship has been gradually establishing itself. An awareness of my volunteer work and Adopt a Village in Laos itself have slowly been permeating through this political party. Much of what I am doing for Adopt a Village in Laos and what Adopt a Village in Laos represents strongly reflect one of the Green Party’s most basic tenets: doing social good.