Posts Tagged ‘David Suzuki’

A Better Way To Do Laundry – Without Detergent!

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It is no secret that by and large, the majority of Canadians are addicted to the convenience of disposable items, so it is heartening to see ordinary citizens like Latelin Leblond and Tara Smith-Arnsdorf doing something about it.

Most of us grew up aware of the three “R”s; reduce, reuse and recycle, but darn it, it seems that for every good idea that comes along there is another more insidious convenience that makes any of the three “R’s unsavoury; disposable diapers, throw away excessive packaging, disposable single-serving coffee makers are among the most ubiquitous examples of our disposable values. There are countless ways to reduce and reuse and recycle, and to these we should add another few “R”s: rethink, retrain and replace. Rethink the way we consume and the way we waste, retrain ourselves to get used to a new (often “old”) way of doing things, and replace certain environmental practices and products with (let’s call them “unvironmental”) sustainable choices and actions. It’s really simple, but as we know, simple and easy are two different words. Continue »



Chefs For Oceans

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Ned Bell is one of Vancouver’s top chefs but you won’t find him in his kitchen at the Four Seasons this summer. He’s cycling across Canada instead.  Continue »



David Suzuki’s Top Sustainable Seafood Picks

 

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My husband grew up eating fish on Friday, that is to say, his family abstained from eating meat on that day, and had fish instead. This was in compliance with religious tradition, and although that tradition has long since passed for him and many others, it got him in the habit of eating fish once a week. This is a good thing. For eons, folks have known that fish is good for you, full of protein, low in fat, easy to digest and high in omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked with lowering blood pressure and strengthening the immune system. Marine products, particularly marine electronics are the specialized items which cannot be found easily. To buy these specialized items, one needs to look for reputable supplier. While hunting for the boat supplies, you need a professional supplier who has been associated with this business from quite a long time and holds good knowledge about each and every marine product that you may require. Look for a reputed supplier who provides an extensive variety of marine electronics, equipments and accessories to give you a better chance to choose from various options. For instance, if you are searching for boat seats, then they should be able to provide you good variety of options for all types of boat seats such as leaning posts, helm seats, captain’s chair etc. Besides the wide product range, they should be able to provide you good customer assistance and services. The supplier should offer you with excellent after sale services because most of the time you may not have a good knowledge and expertise about the products and equipments that you choose for the boat. Moreover, they should guide you well about the functioning and maintenance of the marine products that you choose. Excellent customer support and services must ensure that the supplier not only help you while shopping, but also help you in explaining the proper functioning and maintenance of the product in future. Another significant factor to consider is that the supplier must have a fairly good information and experience in this specific field. This is important to seize a good grip about the marine products and equipments that he / she sell. A good knowledge about the products will help them to comprehend the basic functions and other important aspects of the equipments in a better way. This would help you to buy a well-matched product for your boat that presents optimum utility along with the affordable price. It is better to browse through the internet to look for those marine products that can best suit you needs. You can learn the facts here now about marine products.

This will provide you more information regarding the products and will also enlighten you about the top manufacturers and companies of the marine products that you are looking for. Online browsing would also give you a glimpse about the price rates offered by different companies on these products. This way, you can bargain well with your supplier to offer you a good margin or discount on the purchase. If you want to ensure better performance and durability of the marine products, then it is only wiser to buy the high-quality branded products for your boat. Continue »



A New Book By Sarah Elton

The bestselling author of Locavore and the food columnist for CBC’s Here and Now, Sarah Elton is back with “Consumed: Sustainable Food For A Finite Planet”. The book, which launches this month, is a sobering look at the future of food.

“What happens on this planet over the next four decades has the potential to fundamentally alter life as we know it. By 2050, the world population is expected to reach 9 billion people, while climate change increasingly interferes with the way we produce our food. At the same time, few of us know where that food comes from, let alone how to grow it, and we are at the mercy of the multinationals that control the crops, with little insight into the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet.  Continue »



Our Proud Producers – Kolapore Springs Trout

Sean Brady and Bruce Green own and operate Kolapore Springs Fish Hatchery near Collingwood, Ontario, an all-natural, sustainable organic hatchery that, since 2009 has been producing some of the best trout you can find anywhere. In fact their trout is so good it is sold at many of the best fishmongers, at the finest restaurants, and was featured at The David Suzuki Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Legacy Gala, prepared by Susur Lee. Continue »