Posts Tagged: environment

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

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

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

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

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Everyday Earth Day To-Do List

Everybody I know is quite thrifty and green, and I try to do my part! Here are the big-ticket things I’ve done to amp it up: Moved back to my hometown where people are proud to be frugal (it makes

Car Crisis – or Not?

I have found myself facing an unexpected ethical dilemma! Read my little scenario and tell me what you would do: My car’s engine light came on and I ignored it for three weeks because my car’s servicing was up to

Car Crisis – or Not?

I have found myself facing an unexpected ethical dilemma! Read my little scenario and tell me what you would do: My car’s engine light came on and I ignored it for three weeks because my car’s servicing was up to