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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 | Author:  | 7,740 views - starting Aug 9/09

in keeping with the theme of plastic bags and the importance of minimizing our use of them, i’ve been thinking a lot about how interesting it is that certain trends evolve and spread like wildfire when the media, industry, politicians, and the general public finally believe in the worthiness of a cause … we should all learn from success stories and keep in mind how powerful we are and how easily effective changes can be made … more…

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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 | Author:  | 2,373 views - starting Aug 9/09

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 | Author:  | 7,099 views - starting Aug 9/09

this news was a sad surprise:  early last week, the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) of Canada issued the results of a study they funded, which showed that reusable cloth bags harbour a plethora of apparently hazardous microorganisms … media reports highlighted the potential danger that bacteria-, yeast-, and mould-infected cloth bags pose to people, especially persons with compromised immune systems and unhealthy digestive tracts who are more susecptible to food poisoning … more…

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,767 views - starting Aug 9/09

i love to retreat from the city core to my friend’s farm on the weekend … at the farm, we live with 7 (soon to be 8 ) holstein cows  … they are each such lovely animals, unique in personality and grace …

7 beauties

we live with very minimal use of electricity … surprisingly, it’s a lot easier than i had originally thought … we cook with gas, warm ourselves by the wood stove, and occasionally (albeit rarely) use a generator when we need it … we have an organic garden to grow almost all of the food that we eat throughout the summer … we milk our cows, make yogurt and cheese, and buy eggs from a neighbour … more…

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Tuesday, May 05th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,083 views - starting Aug 9/09

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Sunday, May 03rd, 2009 | Author:  | 1,995 views - starting Aug 9/09

TimBoucher horn of plenty cornucopiathe next time you enter your grocery store, look around … for a few minutes, just soak in the scene and think deeply about what it all means … if you live in a rural area, your grocery store may be a community-based family-owned business … some food may be produced locally and a certain percentage of food and other goods may be imported either domestically or internationally … more…