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EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton Place

Second Annual EARTHFEST, April 20 in Carleton...

An Almonte baby boom

Springtime is often busy in the Almonte...

Brenda Edgerton — obituary

Edgerton, Brenda Pauline Brenda passed peacefully after fighting a...

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Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario: Plastic Pollution

Looking Back in Despair (Part 5) by Theresa Peluso So far, in this series Looking Back in Despair, I have explained how, over the last 10 years, the environmental situation in...

Ten years of environmental destruction in Ontario: Soil pollution

Looking Back in Despair (Part 4) by Theresa Peluso All things are bound together. All things connect.                              -   Chief Seattle, Duwamish Connector of lives Indeed, everything connects to everything else.  In exploring the...

Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario (Part 3)

Looking Back in Despair: Ten Years of Environmental Destruction in Ontario Air  Pollution: How Much Air Is There? by Theresa Peluso Air is all around us, seemingly infinite, and the most precious resource...

Holiday travel – what it really costs

Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them?  Let us count the ways Part 5:  Holiday travel – what it really costs by Theresa Peluso I...

Debt by a thousand (billion) cups

Part 4:  Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them?  Let us count the ways by Theresa Peluso In my October column I said that...

Money and Our Planet: Celebrations

Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them?  Let us count the ways Part 3:  Celebrations At the start of this Money and Our Planet...

Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them? 

Let us count the ways Part 2:  Clothing and Health by Theresa Peluso In my previous column I reported that Canadian families, with an average debt-to-income ratio...

Money and Our Planet: How do we squander them?

Money and Our Planet:  How do we squander them?  Let us count the ways by Theresa Peluso  Part 1:  Food, Shelter and Transportation Did you know that...

Changing how we do transportation in Lanark County

by Theresa Peluso  Making it green, and accessible to everyone Change is coming. The first sign of real change in how we deal with climate change...

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 social capital

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...

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