Monthly Archives: March 2012

Earth Hour – an environmental event for the whole family

I try to instil in my children a need to protect the environment. In my family, we practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), and discuss other things we can do as a family to help the environment. One small way … Continue reading

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Keep the Environment Free of Recycling Litter on Windy Days

Weather…it happens. And if you live in Halton it is fair to say that we get and see it all. It may be due to the Niagara Escarpment or the big body of water we call Lake Ontario. It may … Continue reading

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Cheers to a 3Rs Community Champion: The Carafe Wine Makers (Georgetown)

What does a full-bodied Shiraz with a hint of cassis and saving the planet have in common? Carafe Wine Makers in Georgetown of course! Owners Don and Catherine Jones have committed themselves to a great business with an extremely strong … Continue reading

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How We Recycle Blue Box Materials

Ever wonder how Blue Box materials are recycled in Halton Region? In this 2 minute 33 second video, I interview Paulina Leung of Emterra Environmental, who explains how Blue Box recycling is processed.  Paulina also answers some common recycling questions.

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Movie Review: Waste Land

With the Oscars fresh on everyone’s minds, I want to share my thoughts on a movie I recently watched that was also nominated for an Oscar in 2011 in the Best Documentary Feature category. The movie is Waste Land, directed … Continue reading

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