Archive | October, 2012

My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Part 6: Hurricane Hazel Goes Electric

There’s noticeable butterflies in my stomach. I haven’t been this nervous about meeting someone for quite some time, but then again, I haven’t met anyone as instantly recognizable as her since I ran into Rick Mercer back in my University days. I’m about to have a sit-down with the GTHA’s rock star, the indomitable Mayor […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 5: Going Car Free in Mississauga

Whew! It’s already been a whirlwind tour through Mississauga, seeing everything from their exciting new transit plans to their built-to-LEED Silver standards Garry W. Morden Centre to the amazing O’Connor Park, and now it comes down to the final day. Now my original plan was to write about Mississauga’s new AutoShare Program, their electric vehicle […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga, Day 4: O’Connor Park

Ok, I have to admit it. After my amazing trip to the Garry W. Morden Centre, seeing fire training facilities and places where they stage major propane explosions, heading to a park seemed a bit ho-hum. But as soon as I showed up to O’Connor park, I knew that it wasn’t just any park I […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 3: Fire Fighting Goes green

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I have written about Fire Stations before, and with good reason. They’re in every single municipality, they’re occupied more than normal municipal buildings, and they have the potential to incorporate significant water, energy and money saving design features. In Mississauga, the City has taken the idea […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Part 2: Buses and Rails!

So on Day 1, I told you about Mississauga’s exciting Let Your Green Show Campaign to get their citizens engaged in making Mississauga’s recently approved “Living Green Master Plan” a reality. Well, a big component of any city’s journey towards sustainability is to start tackling what is arguably the most significant environmental challenge faced by […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 1 – Let Your Green Show

As I wrote about earlier, Mississauga launched their Let Your Green Show Campaign at their Canada Day Celebrations this year. And although I wasn’t able to divulge some of the exciting parts of the program before it was launched, I’m all too happy to tell you about it now that it is up and running, […]

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“Revenge of the Root Cellar” or “Yes, We Can!”

There’s been a quiet revolution going on the kitchens across Canada. As people start to go to farmers markets more and more, they get to know their farmers. They grow accustomed to the delicious bounty that the harvest brings in, and sometimes, if you’re like me, the harvest goes to your head, and in a […]

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It’s always better to share: The Community CarShare Program

Parents everywhere have been teaching their kids the universal lesson: it’s always better to share.  Yet somehow, as we grow up and grow older, we tend to forget that lifelong lesson.  It becomes an increasing drive to have things that are yours and yours alone.  And while having something that belongs solely to you can […]

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