Monthly Archives: February 2012

Recycling History in Halton: Citizens Who Led the Way

For many of us, we cannot remember life without the Blue Box. Recycling is second nature to us now, but there once was a time in Halton, and throughout Ontario, that environmentally-aware residents had to go that extra mile to … Continue reading

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World Thinking Day

This year, my girls joined Brownies, which is part of the Girl Guides of Canada. I enjoy watching my girls make bonds with other girls, but I really appreciate the focus Girl Guides places on helping our community and the … Continue reading

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Garbage Sky High on Mount Everest

I stood on top of the world — or so I thought! In 2010, I stopped in Zermatt, Switzerland to stand on top of the highest point in Europe you can access via a mountain lift.  At 3,883 meters above … Continue reading

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Sustainable Lessons from our Grandmothers

“A house needs a grandma in it.” ~ Louisa may Alcott Recently, I have been reading the excellent book, Barefoot Blogger: How To Save The Planet by Karin Kloosterman. In her book she reminds us how our grandmothers are good … Continue reading

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National Sweater Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012 was National Sweater Day, a day organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) encouraging all Canadians to take action against climate change by turning down the heat in their homes, schools and businesses. The HaltonRecycles team, and other … Continue reading

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National Sweater Day

Thursday, February 9 is National Sweater Day.  A day to celebrate all those tacky and wacky sweaters you have hidden deep in your closet.  You know the ones I mean — sweaters with mooses and ducks and flowery appliques. But … Continue reading

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What’s the size of Texas, made of plastic, and floating in the Pacific Ocean?

If you guessed the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” you’re right. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is also known as the largest landfill in the world, and unfortunately it is not found in a thoroughly planned, designed and controlled waste management … Continue reading

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