Monthly Archives: March 2013

Greening healthcare

It’s that time of year again when facial tissues out number the dollar bills I have in my purse.  Yes, it’s cold and flu season! As you reach for the bottle of medication to help make you feel better faster, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Green Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Working with the weather

It is something that starts a conversation, can affect your mood, impacts your commute to work, and tells you how to dress. It is also something that directly affects the day-to-day operations of a landfill.  I am talking about — … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Education, Landfill | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The issue of bottled water

I have always struggled with the issue of bottled water; my views of the issue change regularly.  I don’t have a definitive solution or answer to the issue, just a lot of ideas. There’s been a lot of research done recently … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blue Box, Recycle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

From raindrops to 100-year floods – Halton Waste Management Site’s water management is by design

Every drop of rain that falls on the Halton Waste Management Site must be dealt with properly. Here are some examples of how this is done by design. Rain that falls within the open, uncapped areas of the landfill stays inside the landfill … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Education, Landfill | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let’s talk food!

Did you know that March is nutrition month? I’ll admit I had never heard of this before until the Foodshare Toronto program was recently brought to my attention. It got me thinking: this is a month filled with anticipation for … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Compost, Education, Green Living, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Preparing for baby

I am not a consumer. My husband and I modestly pride ourselves on being minimalists. Don’t get me wrong, I do like getting something new (or new to me) once in a while, but I definitely don’t desire the latest … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Green Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I wish you enough

I enjoy a good internet meme like Texts from Hilary Clinton, Ikea Monkey and Kid President.  Recently I came across a Facebook post/story that’s been making the rounds called “I wish you enough.” Part of the story included the following “poem,” which really got … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Green Living | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment