Havelock Wool Insulation

Havelock Wool Insulation

Sheep’s wool insulation has been used as an insulation material in Europe for centuries, but here in North America it’s still seen as an alternative material. Havelock Wool is on a mission to take sheep’s wool insulation mainstream.   ...
IceStone Countertops: Recycled Glass and Cement

IceStone Countertops: Recycled Glass and Cement

This post was updated on October 31, 2019. IceStone countertops are made from 75% post-industrial recycled glass, Portland cement and a non-petroleum-based binder in Brooklyn, New York. They look like a subtle terrazzo for your countertops.   The company was...
LED Lighting will surely put me into an early grave

LED Lighting will surely put me into an early grave

Note: this post was originally published on October 19th, 2013. I’ve updated my findings below. I’ve written a lot about LED lighting in the past, mostly because I find that LED lighting is not all that straightforward. Unlike super simple incandescent...
Montreal – It’s Time to Let Go of The Big O

Montreal – It’s Time to Let Go of The Big O

Recently, in The Globe and Mail there was an article about the future of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. According to the article, annual maintenance costs $32 million and the roof needs replacing to the tune of $200-300 million. There is a new mayor, Ms....
Drawdown – A Playbook for the Climate Anxious

Drawdown – A Playbook for the Climate Anxious

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” ―Stanislaw Lec Like many others out there I am suffering from climate anxiety, and yes, it’s a thing. In fact, there is even a 9 step program for it available in some cities. I sometimes feel like there is...
Seven Things I Didn’t Know About Electric Cars

Seven Things I Didn’t Know About Electric Cars

We are in the market for a new car and so we thought that maybe the time is right to look at electric vehicles. We’ve been thinking about them for a while and I admit that if I ever win Loto 649 the first thing I’ll do is buy a Tesla model S. Up until this...

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