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October Celebrates Waste Reduction Week

By Larraine Roulston. This year, Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW) is celebrated during October 21-27. During the week, the focus on theme days encompasses The Circular Economy, Textile Tuesday, Champions & Innovators, Plastic & Packaging, Food, Shop/Share/Repair, and wraps up with Electronics on Sunday. As youth are front and …

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Weekly Menu 10/14

Monday Pumpkin tortilla soup served with cheese quesadillas triangles Tuesday  Bean tacos served with guacemole, salsa, homemade tortillas Wednesday  Stir fry with whole wheat noodles Thursday  Pot pie served with a large mixed salad Friday  Beet burgers, buns, avocado, pickled red onion and mixed salad Saturday  Fruity Seitan casserole served with …

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4 Easy and Effective Sustainable Gardening Tips

By Natalie Wilson: It is now more important than ever to teach your children about sustainable living. Living sustainably, or at least as sustainably as you and your family can manage, is a great way to reduce the use of our planet’s natural resources. And when it comes to your garden, …

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Tips to Be a Good Recycler

By Larraine Roulston: We all recognize the Möbius Loop. Most of us do our part to save resources from being trashed; however, during the past few years, recycling has acquired a poor reputation. When recycling was initiated in the Durham region (a neighboring community east of Toronto and my former …

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How to Become a Conscious Consumer

By Fredrica Syren: Have you ever asked yourself how some products we buy can be so cheap? Over time I began to question how on earth a store can make a profit on a super cheap item while getting the materials, shipping the materials to a factory, and maybe even having …

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Weekly Family Menu 10/7

Monday  White Bean and kale Soup with Home Baked Bread Tuesday  Tacos with Chorizo and Bean Filling, homemade pico de gallo and guacamole  Wednesday  Spaghetti Squash and Tomato Sauce Casserole Thursday  Red Tofu Thai Curry Friday Portobello mushroom burgers on home baked bread, pickled red onion, and side salad Saturday Lentil Shakshuka …

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Benefits of Minimalism

By Fredrica Syren: The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with decluttering your life, beginning with possessions you have been conditioned to think you need. For my family, it was one of the best decisions we have made, and we have been …

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Achieving Zero Waste with Audits

By Larraine Roulston: Respecting our planet requires each of us to Rethink and Reduce what we throw away. To do this, it’s important to audit what we discard as trash. This applies to every resident with a supply of plastic garbage bags as well as to workers in the industrial, …

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Seven Apps For Book Lover

If you love to read, you’re probably always on the lookout for new books you might enjoy, new ways to read and a way to keep track of the books you’ve already read. Whether you’re a dedicated lover of a physical book, or like an e-reader, there are some great …

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