Environment

What’s gardening got to do with it?

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

I have a confession to make. I’ve never really been a gardener. Indoors or out, plants come to my home at their peril. Even a cactus isn’t safe in my care.

But I’m passionate about helping the environment, so if anything was going to get me digging in the dirt it was learning that dirt helps sequester carbon. And that gardeners can help it store even more.

Wild rice and the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg

Like Indigenous people the world over, the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg who have lived in the Kawartha Lakes for thousands of years have a culture rooted in a staple food: manoomin, which means “the good seed.”

Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition

Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale found himself in the minority last month when a majority of Conservative delegates refused to… Continue reading “Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition”

Fairness of new city task force questioned; use of off-road vehicles examined

Some community members are speaking out against Kawartha Lakes City Council’s taskforce on off-road vehicles since all four citizen appointees… Continue reading “Fairness of new city task force questioned; use of off-road vehicles examined”

Scugog River Conservation event poster

Conservation conversation with the Lindsay Canadian Club

The Lindsay Canadian Club continues its 2020-2021 virtual speaker series with an event on Feb 10 at 7 pm focused… Continue reading “Conservation conversation with the Lindsay Canadian Club”

Ross Memorial Hospital Receives 2019 Green Health Care Award for Top Performer in Waste Category

Ross Memorial Hospital receives 2019 Green Health Care Award

In recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship and greening its healthcare practices, Ross Memorial Hospital received this year’s Green… Continue reading “Ross Memorial Hospital receives 2019 Green Health Care Award”

Controversial bill to change conservation authorities in pro-development move by province

Conservation Ontario has asked its members, environmental groups, and citizens to petition for changes to the Conservative government’s new developer-friendly… Continue reading “Controversial bill to change conservation authorities in pro-development move by province”