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Extreme Weather – Are We Next?

by Theresa Peluso Nearly every day we read of extreme weather events somewhere in the world – just in the first week in July of...

Children and the great outdoors

 by Theresa Peluso We hear a lot of negative news about the physical and mental health of our children. For example, Active Healthy Kids Canada’s...

Shhh!

by Theresa Peluso  There you are on a fine summer evening, sitting by the lake, quietly contemplating the sunset and the croaks and calls of...

Star light, star bright, how many stars do we see tonight?  

by Theresa Peluso Living out here in Mississippi Mills, we probably take for granted the gift of experiencing starry nights, when billions of sparkling lights...

The boundless benefits of biking: An interview with Jeff Mills

 by Theresa Peluso "A bicycle's performance, in both biological and mechanical terms, is extraordinarily efficient. In terms of the amount of energy a person must...

What does your garbage reveal about you?

Archeologists are ecstatic when, in the course of excavating a historical site, they come across a centuries-old garbage dump.  From a pile of fossilized...

Sustainable living: Canada’s environmental report card

 by Theresa Peluso  In last month's Green Talk column, I suggested a number of ways that we Canadians can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in...

Sustainable Living: Reducing Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Theresa Peluso During this time of heated discussions at the international level between developed and developing countries about reducing our carbon emissions, it's embarrassing...

Dreaming of a White Christmas

by Theresa Peluso In the quest to live sustainably, perhaps you're rethinking how to celebrate important events, such as Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, Diwali, and the...

Your feet’s too big!

Fats Waller's 1939 hit was way before my time – but I do remember the title, as well as one or two lines: From your...

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