shame on us, Canada

Recently I learned something about the Harper Government that makes me embarrassed to call myself Canadian. Canada Blocks Inclusion of Chrysotile Asbestos In UN Convention Here in Canada, we have banned the use of chrysotile asbestos for use as a building material because it is deemed as a hazardous substance.   Asbestos fibres lodge in the […]

fishing for food

The grocery store contains every ingredient I could possibly want to create any culinary masterpiece I can dream of.  All I have to do is hop in my car, drive a few blocks and pick out what I need from inviting aisles that freeze, cool, heat, keep dry, or moisturize their well-stocked shelves. There’s even […]

troubled oceans

Scientists warn that oceans’ marine life on ‘brink of extinction’ Our oceans made the news recently.  Environmental news doesn’t win the popularity contest for most-reported topic in the media world.  This article was buried beneath Vancouver riot updates and other sensational human-interest pieces.  After all, reading about human-caused environmental catastrophes does not peak the interest […]

ordering take-out

Ordering take-out is something I don’t do very often, but with a full-time job and a part-time job, occasionally there just isn’t enough time between them to make a meal. My take-out meal of choice is sushi.  Although, the more I learn about sustainablilty, the more I realize I probably shouldn’t be eating sushi.  More […]