Category: Environment

08 Jun 2014

The first thing those of you who are feeding peanuts to the wildlife who think I have no right to ask you to stop will likely say is the you have a “right” to feed the animals on your property anything you want and I have no right to even ask that you stop doing…

07 Feb 2013

The world is filled with extremely talented women. My sister-in-law Keller Easterling is an architect, urbanist and writer who is also a professor, designer and master seamstress. Some months back a woman in my hospice walking group was telling me about a local woman who re-purposed family items. For example grandma’s wedding dress was turned…

29 Mar 2012

We all know that computers, printers, cars and cellphones do not need to be replaced nearly as often as the media would have us believe. The reality that we now have a word such as e-waste in our lexicon that didn’t exist some 15 or so years ago speaks volumes on how technology has become…

29 Dec 2011

A lot of hard work and long hours go into building one’s dreams. Books like the 4 hour work day and other spurious get rich quick business “opportunities” proclaim and would have us believe that all one needs is a good idea, some luck and some connections and we too will be living the Rich…

04 Jun 2010

On May 18, 2010, the Globe & Mail’s Martin Mittlelstaedt reported the forestry sector sees “green as the colour of hope”. It appears that Canada’s rapidly shrinking forestry sector ($80 billion last year down to 54 billion this year) is looking to “green” itself in an effort to regain lost revenues. When the Forest Products…

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