Long before we even knew we could capture the Sun’s rays to power our gadgets, someone clever discovered the power of the wind. Windmills were used as early as 200 BC in what is now known as Iran (back then it was Persia) to grind grain. They began popping up […]
The Thames River in London, Ontario / Photo credit: abdallahh Almost every time it rains, the City of London, Ontario...
The Pressure’s on: Will Vancouver Be Greenest City by 2020? You can almost hear Mayor Robertson’s pressured gulp...
Living along the border edge like the majority of Canadians do, we become accustomed to taking opportunity to skip...
The recent tragic collapse of a Bangladesh factory making cheap garments for Western wearers has re-invigorated the debate about workers’ rights versus consumer interest to buy cheaply, immediately and frequently. (Seems like a no-brainer, right?) Many of us are doing what we can to fight against fast fashion: buying local, […]Read more ›
The world collectively held its breath when a couple of tourists illegally climbed the Pyramids in Egypt earlier this year: some for fear of their prosecution, some in disbelief at their boldness, some in awe of the magnificent photos that came about as a result of this risky decision to […]Read more ›
CBC News reported that affairs and currents of the expanding genetically-modified food system are “too far removed” from concerns of the average Canadian consumer. Despite the amount Monsanto is emblazoned across news pages and amidst frequent farmer and food group protests happening the entire world over, the average Canadian consumer […]Read more ›
Two moms and food bloggers recently called on Kraft to remove Yellow Dye 5 and Yellow Dye 6 from its infamous line of cheese dinner products made for North American markets. According to various reports, ingesting synthetic (petroleum-based) dyes has been linked with health and behavioural problems including allergic reaction, […]Read more ›
March 18-24 is Canada Water Week. Not only is this precious commodity essential for life and the make-up of at least 60% of the human body, but it is embedded in the core of almost every item of food, clothing and product that we consume and use on a daily […]Read more ›
Making the web rounds is this video “What Up, Steve?” by Halifax rapper Kyle McKenna, blasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a number of shoddy political moves against Canadians. Another recent politically-themed hip-hop video from below the border making waves is “Food Fight: Saving Kids From Processed Junk” produced by […]Read more ›