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August 2019
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Tag: carbon footprint

U of T’s Sustainability Symposium

On Wednesday this past week I headed to the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Symposium. The three presenters set the stage for the following days, collaborative workshop (unfortunately I had to work on Thursday!). The three speakers all spoke on the topic of sustainability, where we’ve come from and where we are. Bob Willard – The […]

Climate Change, Like the Weather, is Unpredictable

Is it going to rain today? You can usually look outside and tell if it might rain. There is something about the air, it’s heavy, it’s moist, it almost feels electric. But will it rain tomorrow? The next day? How about a week from now? Isn’t that how you build a case? You load it […]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I’m heading up to Ottawa this weekend for a track and field meet. Turns out I’m going to fly, which from a sustainable, triple bottom line perspective is the most viable. I was hoping that taking the train would have been best option, the idea of driving, alone, up to Ottawa before the meet just […]

That Didn't Seem to be Too Green

Last weekend I was one of 20,000 people that participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5km. I really enjoy being able to take part in the events, see people from all walks of life give it their best in their distance of choice. The race directors had created a ‘Green Page’ listing […]

Sustainabile Publications

Ok I haven’t posted in about 10 days but I’ve taken on a new project, which is occupying a lot of my time. My new project — volunteer editor for a membership publication (I’ll release what it is called when my first publication is released). Our membership demographic is weighted to those who are ‘older’ […]

Does Having Kids Increase Your Environmental Footprint?

While watching television last night this MACLEANS title flashed across my screen The Case Against Having Kids: They can hurt your career, your marriage, your social life, your bank book. Why bother? And it shocked me … really is that what people think, how naïve. Mind you I come from a family where my mother […]

Seed Cards: Give the Gift that Keeps Giving

This week is a big holiday week in North America, yesterday was Canada’s birthday and Saturday is the US’s birthday. It is a time for bbqs, getting together with friends and relaxing. When you bring over your host/hostess gift why not bring them a card that gives back? This week I came across ‘seed cards,’ […]

What Influences Your Choices at a Grocery Store?

Last week I wrote about a book I had recently read, FOOD. When I was at the grocery store last week I couldn’t stop thinking about the book and thinking about the decisions I was making when purchasing food. Here were some of the things that got me thinking Where did my fruits and vegetables […]

Before you Google

I was going through my tweets this morning and noticed an excellent article posted by my bf … did you know that ‘Two search requests on the internet website Google produce “as much carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle”‘ or the equivalent of 14g of CO2. Google of course refutes this and claims that each […]

Urban Farming

Harvesting season is over here in Southern Ontario, another year of delicious fruits and vegetables has passed. This year I decided to try and grow a few vegetables in my garden, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, eggplant, peppers and zucchini. At the end of the summer I ended up with mostly zucchini, they had taken over my […]