Tag Archives: environmentalism

Going Green: Earth Day and Every Day (Part One)

Earth Day 2018 is April 22, and this year's focus (in addition to reducing our carbon footprints), is on the movement to End Plastic Pollution. You've no doubt seen the dire news reports about our oceans filled with plastic (as in the Netflix documentary A Plastic ...

Retirement Living Reimagined!

If you've ever felt like chucking the hustle, bustle, and hassles of city life (who hasn't?), then you will likely relate to this fun article about a new type of retirement community: Bestie Row  

Recycling station

Go Green!

Over the weekend, our local Staples store (on Vanderhoof Avenue in Leaside) installed an enormous new recycling station in partnership with TerraCycle. Not only can members of the public drop off a variety of batteries and printer ink cartridges, but ...

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)

Bosco Verticale:  how Milan, Italy is taking a new approach to "vertical densification"! Started in 2007, the test project to create two literally green skyscrapers in one of Italy's most polluted cities is nearing completion.  Hundreds of trees and thousands of ...

< = > (Less Equals More)

In the interest of reducing their carbon footprint, expenses, stress levels and so on, there is a growing movement of people looking to downsize and simplify their lives.  Whether it's as small a step as installing solar panels, or as ...

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Do you freecycle?

For many people, it starts after Christmas: that mounting panic as we try to find room for all the gifts we may or may not have wanted, realizing we have too much stuff.  For others, it awakens as spring arrives, ...