Category Archives: Environment

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.

Loose Ends

Lest you think I spent the whole month of February entertaining myself, I have some updates on other chores and goals. I completed one unplanned project. “Before” Photos: Small Spices Larger packs of spices in envelopes in cookie jar… I

Loose Ends

Lest you think I spent the whole month of February entertaining myself, I have some updates on other chores and goals. I completed one unplanned project. “Before” Photos: Small Spices Larger packs of spices in envelopes in cookie jar… I

Garbage Without the Yuck

My city (Halifax) has an excellent program for garbage pick-up, recycling and composting. They say that 60% of all solid waste is diverted from landfills through the program. The basics are: Residences have garbage pickup every 2 weeks. All food

Garbage Without the Yuck

My city (Halifax) has an excellent program for garbage pick-up, recycling and composting. They say that 60% of all solid waste is diverted from landfills through the program. The basics are: Residences have garbage pickup every 2 weeks. All food

Winter Wardrobe Realities

Now that it’s been icy-cold for a month, I’ve put my cold weather wardrobe to the test. This is the fourth season in a row I’ve been intentional about evaluating my wardrobe, so by the end of March, I will

Winter Wardrobe Realities

Now that it’s been icy-cold for a month, I’ve put my cold weather wardrobe to the test. This is the fourth season in a row I’ve been intentional about evaluating my wardrobe, so by the end of March, I will

Grrr, CDs Burn Me Up!

I am in the midst of an ongoing project to overhaul work and hobby space for Rom and me at home. I’ll outline the whole project later, but essentially; we are taking two crammed-full rooms and turning them into functional

Grrr, CDs Burn Me Up!

I am in the midst of an ongoing project to overhaul work and hobby space for Rom and me at home. I’ll outline the whole project later, but essentially; we are taking two crammed-full rooms and turning them into functional

Weather We Won’t Get

Weather around here has been distinctly unseasonable. Well into December, today brought a fine rain and a temperature of +8 C (about 46 F). The average December high temperature is +2 C, and we get snow flurries, although snow usually

Weather We Won’t Get

Weather around here has been distinctly unseasonable. Well into December, today brought a fine rain and a temperature of +8 C (about 46 F). The average December high temperature is +2 C, and we get snow flurries, although snow usually

Are You in Tune With the Seasons?

I fear that because of my NDD, I am not in touch with the seasons. Seasonal living comes in degrees – six degrees of separation! First Degree: Living off the land Second Degree: Making major changes in your lifestyle depending on

Are You in Tune With the Seasons?

I fear that because of my NDD, I am not in touch with the seasons. Seasonal living comes in degrees – six degrees of separation! First Degree: Living off the land Second Degree: Making major changes in your lifestyle depending on

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

Be Prepared?

This post was inspired by my ongoing contemplation of the Canadian Doomer’s Blog. Home safety is second nature to me because my dad worked as a safety officer. At my house, I have smoke detectors, a carbon monoxide detector, and

Be Prepared?

This post was inspired by my ongoing contemplation of the Canadian Doomer’s Blog. Home safety is second nature to me because my dad worked as a safety officer. At my house, I have smoke detectors, a carbon monoxide detector, and

Are We Alternative?

Have you ever stepped outside the mainstream and found a community of like-minded folks who accepted you completely? Now, more than ever, people are embracing their outsider status and are proud to live apart. Not necessarily frowning on others, but

Are We Alternative?

Have you ever stepped outside the mainstream and found a community of like-minded folks who accepted you completely? Now, more than ever, people are embracing their outsider status and are proud to live apart. Not necessarily frowning on others, but