Salty Winter
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Salty Winter

Canadians love salt. A recent study revealed that some fast food items sold in Canada were substantially saltier than the same items sold in other countries (Weeks, 2012). And since making the comparison is essential to our identity as Canadians, yes, we’re saltier than Americans. But our love affair for salt doesn’t end with fast … Continue reading

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Rob Ford Rides the City: Challenging Toronto’s Mayor to Cycle for a Day
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Rob Ford Rides the City: Challenging Toronto’s Mayor to Cycle for a Day

***UPDATE: The invitation to the Mayor to give cycling a try has been signed by over 1,000 people at http://www.change.org/robfordrides. A letter to the Mayor’s office was sent via email on September 10, 2013, which you can read here.*** Toronto’s Mayor Ford hasn’t been the biggest supporter of cycling in the city. During his time … Continue reading

Upcoming Trash Talk: The Urban Era – Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities
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Upcoming Trash Talk: The Urban Era – Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities

Please join me on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the University of Toronto’s 7th Annual Peace, Conflict & Justice Conference. This year’s theme is The Urban Era: Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities and I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on Urban Environmentalism: Cities and Green Initiatives in the Global North and South. Registration is FREE and all are … Continue reading

Planet in Focus Film Festival
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Planet in Focus Film Festival

In today’s visual media focused society what better way to learn about environmental issues than through film? Luckily the Planet in Focus film festival has got us covered! This week from October 10-14, 2012 Canada’s largest environmental film festival hits the theatres of Toronto. This year’s festival features some great environmental classics like Manufactured Landscapes, a stark and … Continue reading

The sad lives of plastic cutlery
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The sad lives of plastic cutlery

Yesterday’s Landfill Lunch post about disposable packaging in the take-away food industry reminded me of this clever poster which articulates the backwards thinking of our throw-away society. When you think about all the resources and effort that goes into creating our ‘disposable’ goods it becomes clear that zero waste really is just common sense with a … Continue reading