Canadian Shield Consultants & Community-Based Environmental Stewardship

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Canadian Shield Consultants, a water and wastewater consultation, construction, and engineering services firm located in St. Charles, has been operating for nearly two decades, since 1996. Its accomplishments have been many, for the company has consistently built on its knowledge base to expand into new markets. Like any other, the company fought hard for its successes along the […]

Vermicomposting With Help From Friendly Worm Guy

Newly mixed bin contents

Worms may not be something people would normally want in their kitchens, but Marc and I have kept a bin of them in ours for fifteen months now and have grown to respect them (if not quite love them) as much as our pets and laying hens. In November 2011, we joined a vermicomposting workshop in Sudbury offered […]

Greening the Lunch Box: Waste-Free and Healthy Lunch Ideas for School or Work

A healthy waste-free lunch idea for everyone: homemade organic granola bars!

Simplicity is a necessity when packing lunch, whether choosing something healthy the kids will actually eat or quickly grabbing something to take along to work. Fortunately, going waste-free is easy on the wallet, and it’s good for your family’s health and the environment’s. Waste-free lunches replace toxin-laden disposable products with safer reusable ones that don’t leach into foods. […]

Interview with Andrea Gregoire of Pique Passion Mosaics: Upcycling for Art, Earth, and Hearth

Mosaic by Andrea Gregoire of Pique Passion Mosaics

A self-taught artist, Andrea Gregoire operates Pique Passion Mosaics out of her studio in Monetville. She recently discussed working and living as an earth-friendly artist with Green Niackery. Educated in fashion design at Fanshawe College, she now applies the principles of upcycling she learned in her studies to her art. Represented by The Backstreet Gallery in Noëlville, Andrea […]

Getting Over the Initial Culture Shock of Living in Korea

Sights like this unique mountain formation make getting over the initial culture shock of living in Korea a breeze!

Getting over the initial culture shock of living in Korea was really hard for me. When I first got here, life was pretty depressing. I was excited to get to a new country and in awe of everything I saw around me. But I was disappointed by Busan — from what I could see, it’s an ugly city. […]

Letter to David Ramsay, Minister of Natural Resources: Please Help Us Keep Halton Recycling Out of French River!

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Dear Minister Ramsay, I am a resident of Noëlville. I would like to draw your attention to a matter of great concern to the citizens of the Municipality of French River. Bylaw 2007-41 rezones a parcel of land from a Rural area to a Waste Disposal area. Halton Recycling Ltd. has entered into negotiations with the owners of […]

Open Letter to the Council of the Municipality of French River: Respect Your Citizens!

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The Municipality of French River is currently experiencing major upheaval due to Bylaw 2007-41, which rezones a Rural area to a Waste Disposal area. On Wednesday, September 5, at 7 p.m., a Council meeting was held at which a petition with approximately 1,800 signatures asking to rescind Bylaw 2007-41 was presented to Council. Residents were allowed 30 minutes […]