Tips on Green Building Materials

Tips on Green Building Materials

There are many ways green building materials can be defined, especially when it comes to taking account of their environmental impact and social results. There are quite a few materials being used today, such as engineered lumber, natural earthen materials, biomass...

Revisiting Plastic Bag Charges

In May, 2010 I wrote a post about the then spate of waste management efforts that had been implemented by the City of Toronto. One of those programs was a 5¢ charge for single use plastic bags by retail organizations in the city. Anyone who has the unfortunate...
March 22nd is World Water Day

March 22nd is World Water Day

Since 1993, March 22nd has been World Water Day as designated by the United Nations. The day is marked to help raise awareness about the basic human right we all share to access safe drinking water. Here in Canada it is also Canada Water Week, (March 14-22, 2013)...

Scotiabank’s Ecoliving Awards Now Open!

The Scotiabank Ecoliving award rewards Canadian businesses, innovators and students in the field of home energy efficiency products and services. The purpose is to showcase the great work that is happening in energy efficiency around Canada. There are three...
Energy Descent Action Theatre

Energy Descent Action Theatre

Energy Descent Action Theatre is an arts-based community consultation happening on Sunday October 21st at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St West, Toronto.  In an atmosphere of fun and creative games, the “audience” will be guided through the...

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