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Switching Gears

Written by Denise Deby.

Back to school, back to work, new activities, changing weather—this time of year is often a time of transition.

Here, we savoured the last day of the August long weekend with a bike ride along the Ottawa River and a picnic at Britannia Beach. 236 more words

Flora And Fauna

Making Choices

“When I was a little kid, growing up on Martin Drive, Dr. Spock’s book, The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, which had first been published in 1946, was making the rounds. 741 more words

Mindful Consumerism

An Update and Stuff

Hello. We think it’s fun to clean up large amounts of trash off the roads or in nature. During some of our efforts, we’ve removed upwards of 200 pounds of trash in a couple mile stretch of road, sometimes with help, sometimes just as a duo. 1,079 more words


Brian and Marianne Grow Their Urban Homestead

Brian’s academic training is in groundwater geology and environmental engineering, but his interests are much broader and have been always evolving. He spent a lot of time at his grandparents’ house on Lake Michigan, which imbued in him a deep reverence for water. 3,493 more words


My Zero Waste Week pledge

Oooh guess what, it’s Zero Waste Week soon, 1-7 September 2014.  Organised by Rachelle Strauss of My Zero Waste, this annual campaign is now in its 7th year, having first launched in September 2008. 285 more words

Zero Waste Week

The Rubbish Diet Challenge

The Rubbish Diet Challenge, originating in the United Kingdom, is a challenge to “slim your bins”. The challenge consists of a simple four-week schedule to reduce your waste in a variety of ways, capped with a zero-waste challenge week at the end. 54 more words


It's True - I Sew the Holes in the Toes of My Socks

Most people think I’m crazy, but I sew the holes in the toes of my socks.

I have a hard time throwing them out if they’re perfectly good and just have a hole in the toe. 175 more words

Sustainable Choices