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Christian Abizaid: Less Water, More Fun

Uoft Prof Christian Abizaid makes water conservation fun with help from his kids.

Thursday, September, 4, 2014

Hi again!

As a green champion, I have decided to make a… 375 more words


Two dead birds, a pair of old lemons & other discoveries.

Of all the Zero Waste Weeks, this has definitely been my most random with its fair share of Monty Python-esque moments thrown into the mix. 696 more words

Zero Waste Week 2014

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

Sharing is caring

Here’s a rather nice way of developing your neighbourhood sharing circles. Pumpipumpe is a Swiss project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they’re willing to lend to their neighbors (and if you’re wondering about the name, it developed from a scheme indicating which households had a bike pump to loan to stranded cyclists). 33 more words


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