Archive | April, 2012

Contest Alert – Burlington!

UPDATE! – I’m very pleased to announce that we will be extending the deadline for entries until NOON On Tuesday, May 1st.  This extension was done so that the winner can be drawn by Sarah Elton, author of Locavore: From Farmers Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians are Changing the Way They Eat.  Sarah will […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 5 – Youth and Engagement

One of the things that constantly blew me away while I was visiting Burlington was the incredible level of community engagement in the City.  It’s one thing for a municipal government to put in bike lanes, build some Green Buildings, set up a community garden or start a waste diversion program, but if the community […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 4: Trash!

Trash.  Junk.  Garbage.  Everyone knows it’s there, but nobody wants to talk about it.  Well, that’s all changing in Burlington.  They want everyone to talk about it.  They want everyone in the City to come out and join their Community Clean Up and Green Up event, coordinated by BurlingtonGreen  this Saturday, April 21st.  They want […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 3 – Local Food

After cycling into Burlington and touring some of their Green Buildings, I have to say, I was starting to get a might bit peckish.  As soon as my tour guides told me that we were going to go and see the City’s new Community Garden in Central Park, I knew that it was only going […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 2: Green Buildings

After my ride in, it was time to park my two-wheeled companion at one of City Hall’s secure bike lockers and get out to take a look at some of the Green Buildings in the community.  It seems like Green Building features are really starting to gain traction all over the GTHA, and with good […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Part 1: Cycling!

After the great time I had in Pickering for my first Sustainable Day-Cation, I was really excited to figure out where I would be going to next.  But I wasn’t sure where I should head for my next trip, so I put it to the court of public opinion, asking whether I should visit Oakville […]

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Sustainable Pickering Day Grows the Local Food Movement

As March draws to a close and spring starts to rear its leafy green head, my thoughts always turn to three things: Cycling in the sunshine, Gelato and Fresh, delicious local produce On the final day of March, in the middle of Pickering Town Centre, over 250 people gathered to celebrate the latter of those […]

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In Halton, One’s Man’s Trash is a Region’s Energy

The coming couple of weeks are all about great municipalities in the Regional Municipality of Halton.  Stay tuned for Sustainable Day-Cation series on both Burlington (April 16-20) and Oakville (Dates TBA).  But to satiate your appetite for all things green in Halton, there’s the Halton Eco Festival coming up this Saturday, April 14.  I’ll certainly […]

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What does a “Green” House Look Like?

Odds are, when you hear talk of a house that has a minimal impact on the environment, you think of something like this: The truth of the matter is that sustainability doesn’t have to mean buying a straw-insulated, moss-roofed, windowless shack.  In fact, you CAN have something that is both environmentally sustainable and big enough […]

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