Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Win Big With Your Fiesta Farms Tote Bag!

 

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We’re excited to announce that from now until November 15, Fiesta Farms is running a cool instagram contest that encourages folks to use our wonderful jute shopping bags and post awesome action-shots of said bags in use. Totally fun and easy to participate, and the winner receives – oh hello – two hundred and fifty dollars! For the best best instagram traffic boosting tool must go through kicksta once. Continue »



Love The Ravines

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Toronto ravines make for leafy getaways all over the city.

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) works to promote green space in the city, improve our solutions for public transit and waste disposal. They are supporters of a new partnered campaign Love The Ravines, which champions one of Toronto’s best assets, our network of ravines.

Toronto has incredible wilderness spaces that perform important ecological services and are great for recreational activities like running and cycling. Found in the heart of the city, our ravines are little known gems that deserve our love. That’s why TEA has joined with a number of organizations to launch a new campaign called #LovetheRavines.

They have partnered with Green Space, Patagonia, Environmental Defence, Dot Dot Dash and Park People in creating a petition to let Toronto City Council know

that you want our ravines to be added to the protected lands that make up Ontario’s Greenbelt.

I spend a lot of my time walkimg in Toronto’s ravines with my dog. I’m always thrilled to be able to be in a place of pure nature, right within the city limits. Our ravines enhance the livability of the city in countless ways. They need help, and we cant afford to take them for granted.



Interview with a Beekeeper

On Saturday, February 2nd The Toronto Beekeepers Co-op (TBC) will conduct an educational day of urban beekeeping at Foodshare in the former Brockton Academy Building on Croatia Street.

Designed for beginners, this is Beekeeping 101 and will examine all you ever wanted to know about beekeeping but were afraid to ask:  how to create bee friendly gardens; interactive hive and equipment demonstrations; bee biology and lifecycles; hive management and apitherapy – the use of bee products in medicinal healing- are some of the topics that will be covered. Continue »



Trees Are The Lungs of The Earth, and Houseplants Aren’t Too Shabby Either

Trees keep us and the planet healthy, giving us oxygen and cleaning the air.

A nail in my car tire has me sitting in the waiting room at a local garage, (cough-Canadian Tire-cough) right next to a magnificent eight foot ficus tree in a pot by the floor-to-ceiling window. It’s attractive. It’s green. And it’s plastic. Of course.

Sadly, they missed an opportunity to make the waiting room air quality a little more healthy, a little more oxygenated. This environment sure could use it, the proof being that most Canadians could probably identify that familiar Canadian Tire smell—the off-gassing from a profusion of plasticky items.

All trees and houseplants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. It’s the miracle of Earth, the exchange that made life possible on our planet. Let’s have more of it everywhere, please. The amount of plate glass windows going to waste all over the country makes me weep.

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