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Environmentalists – defying stereotypes

by Theresa Peluso What do poets, saints, teenagers, old women, politicians, housewives, scientists, cowboys and Indians, fishermen, farmers, lawyers, and artists have in common?  Read...

The Ontario Municipal Board – Is It Biased?

by Theresa Peluso As the municipality of Mississippi Mills approaches the final stretch in updating our Community Official Plan (COP), most residents feel relief at...

Thriving – sustainably – in the long term:  Following Aurora’s example

by Theresa Peluso In Part 2 of my series of articles on sustainable development, I elaborated on Mississippi Mills' wealth of natural and social capital. ...

Thriving – sustainably – in the long term part 2: Assessing our natural and...

by Theresa Peluso   Last month, the Green Talk topic was sustainable development, presented at the conceptual level. Let's go local and try to get an...

Thriving – Sustainably – in the long term

by Theresa Peluso Part 1: The big picture, as painted by Dr. Mark Roseland Why are we constantly being given an ultimatum when it comes to...

Littering – A global scourge

by Theresa Peluso Part II This is the second and final part of my article on littering. In Part I, I defined the problem and described...

Littering – A global scourge Part I

by Theresa Peluso Litter proliferates everywhere – in the roadside ditches, streets, parks, nature trails and waterways. We know that it harms your health, society,...

Getting off cars – How other communities do it

by Theresa Peluso Several months ago, I explored Mississippi Mills' efforts to reduce carbon emissions by reducing the amount of single-occupant car use. Our municipality...

Enjoying a low-carb, low-impact Vacation

by Theresa Peluso School will soon be out, and families everywhere will be looking for a chance to escape from the daily stress and dull...

2015 – The International Year of Soils

by Theresa Peluso This year has been dedicated by the UN General Assembly to soil. What exactly is soil, and why is it so important? The...

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