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 […]

chemicals in our products

Every day we’re inundated with chemicals. We eat them. We breathe them in. We absorb them into our bloodstream. There’s a lot of buzz around eating organic food now but what about all the stuff we’re rubbing into our skin? A few months ago I started doing some research on the personal-care products I was […]

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 […]

patio garden – update

Growing a veggie garden has got to be one of the easiest and most rewarding things to do.  This is my first time, and when I brought home the tiny, vulnerable seedlings from the nursery I knew practically nothing about gardening.  But with a little nurturing and attention, they’ve come a long way! The other […]

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 […]

buying local and in season

I have been receiving most of my groceries from Local Farms Food Delivery.  For $20 a week I get a box full of organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables, a loaf of locally baked bread and a half dozen brown eggs laid by locally dwelling free-range chickens.  The box is delivered to my work by […]