Category Archives: Environment

On My Mind

Things on my mind this week (very random): Today was Record Store Day, and despite my last post, Rom and I went shopping and spent $$ on music. No regrets whatsoever. Supported local stores, hung out with hipsters and got

On My Mind

Things on my mind this week (very random): Today was Record Store Day, and despite my last post, Rom and I went shopping and spent $$ on music. No regrets whatsoever. Supported local stores, hung out with hipsters and got

Answers to True North Quiz

Here are my answers to the quiz in the last post, but not all of them are definitive answers, as you will see. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge and guesses in the comments! 1. The fashion victim in the photo

Answers to True North Quiz

Here are my answers to the quiz in the last post, but not all of them are definitive answers, as you will see. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge and guesses in the comments! 1. The fashion victim in the photo

True North Quiz

A lot of things I see every day are unknown in other parts of the world. If you are not a Northerner*, see if you can identify the following items. Answers to follow in the next post for anything not discussed in

True North Quiz

A lot of things I see every day are unknown in other parts of the world. If you are not a Northerner*, see if you can identify the following items. Answers to follow in the next post for anything not discussed in

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

It Just Makes Scents

Like about one-third of Canadians, I work in a building where the use of scented products is restricted. With my previous employer, there was no policy. Staff would even apply cologne and hair spray at their desks! That is unthinkable

It Just Makes Scents

Like about one-third of Canadians, I work in a building where the use of scented products is restricted. With my previous employer, there was no policy. Staff would even apply cologne and hair spray at their desks! That is unthinkable

No Waste Coffee

I am passionate about eliminating food waste and reducing how much food packaging comes into my house. I don’t post about it much because others cover it so well in their blogs! As you know, I am an avid coffee

No Waste Coffee

I am passionate about eliminating food waste and reducing how much food packaging comes into my house. I don’t post about it much because others cover it so well in their blogs! As you know, I am an avid coffee

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Clothing Re-Inventory

Having just read the book Overdressed, about the impact of “fast fashion,” I took another look at my wardrobe. I made note of what my clothes were made of and where they were produced. Despite having spent a lot of

Be Prepared – Suburban Edition

A few months ago I posted about preparing for storms and power outages. This was instilled in me because (a.) my dad is a safety officer, and (b.) I grew up in a less-developed area where more self-sufficiency was needed.

Be Prepared – Suburban Edition

A few months ago I posted about preparing for storms and power outages. This was instilled in me because (a.) my dad is a safety officer, and (b.) I grew up in a less-developed area where more self-sufficiency was needed.