What a Wild Night!

June 24, 2016

Conservation currently receives less than 3 per cent of fundraising in Canada. 3 percent! Here’s another stat that when you really think about it, the aforementioned statement is even more startling.

 Our planet’s wildlife populations have declined 52 per cent since 1970. 52 percent!

Pandamonium was a World Wildlife Fund Canada fundraiser. I can confidently say it was unlike any other party I had been to. The art installations were absolutely captivating and the floral displays were stunning. We got to taste some tasty and truly unique creations including Jelly Fish noodles! Some people say it may be the future of sustainable cuisine. While yes many marine species are on the decline, the number of jellyfish in our oceans are on the rise.

It’s been almost a year now since I last ate chicken or beef. I’m what you call a pescatarian, basically a vegetarian who eats fish. I’m on a personal journey of enlightenment in many facets of my life (you’ll hear more about this in future posts). My decision to change my diet was for both ethical and environmental reasons. I continue to seek opportunities to educate myself and that’s why I was particularly interested in attending this event. WWF Canada (led by former Toronto mayor David Miller) is doing some great work helping to preserve nature and wildlife in Canada and beyond. I also wanted to support two women I look up to, my friends Ziya Tong and Pooja Handa who were both heavily invested in this event.

Here are a few pictures from our wild night!


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  • Reply Bettina Palmieri December 28, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Very cool! WWF is an awesome organization. Shocking that conservation isn’t getting way more funding. So great that you’ve greened up your diet. It’s an easy way to make a huge change – well done!! I’m with you 100%!! What were the jellyfish noodles like?!! Thanks for sharing ??

    • Reply Nneka Elliott December 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      The Jellyfish had the consistency of a Yakisoba noodle. It was great!

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