Category Archives: Environmentalism

Plastic Free July – plastics I still own

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and lurking on zero waste and eco-living websites lately. One of my favourite resources is the Green Indy Blog, run by Polly who’s a zero-waster with a realistic view of life. She is … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – what I’m giving up

I’m giving up garbage bags this month, and that’s actually freaking me out a little bit I’m participating in Plastic Free July. I wrote a bit about it and zero waste in my last post, but as a quick summary, … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July challenge

I’m participating in Plastic Free July, which is a challenge created to encourage people to reduce their use of plastics, especially single-use plastics. I’m not plastic free or zero waste, but I would like to be, as much as possible. … Continue reading

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A year of slow

I picked “slow” as my 2018 motto for a number of reasons, including the wish to be more thoughtful about things. I don’t want to set rules, but I do want to set out a few manageable intentions to keep me … Continue reading

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Book review: Locavore

On a whim, I decided to read some of the books recommended by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Book Club. The first I read was Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens – How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat, by Sarah … Continue reading

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Paul Nicklen on polar life

This is a brilliant, funny, and beautiful presentation about polar life (with a few bonus pictures of a spirit bear). Description: “Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Data collection with EALT

This weekend I assisted with data collection at the Edmonton Area Land Trust’s newest property, Boisvert’s Greenwood (for those not familiar with French, that’s Greenwood’s Greenwood, ha!). It’s a lovely forested area surrounded by farmer’s fields and virtually untouched, aside from a dugout, … Continue reading

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Weeding for wildlife with EALT

I had another field day with the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT) this weekend. This time, we headed to Golden Ranches. It started of as a bit of a chilly day with thick clouds overhead, but once we got working, we warmed … Continue reading

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Weeding for wildlife with EALT

This weekend I went out for my first field day of the summer with the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT). We headed out to the Glory Hills property to weed invasive species (specifically Canadian Thistle and Common Tansy). This is … Continue reading

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Animal tracking with EALT

This weekend I joined EALT on a morning of animal tracking and snowshoeing at their Pipestone Creek property. Unfortunately, we were also looking for evidence of off-road vehicle use (which is prohibited, as the property is protected and only meant … Continue reading

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