Environment

Time to walk and roll

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

During the pandemic a neighbour who found himself working from home walked off 80 pounds. We’d see him lapping the block multiple times a day. He’s still walking, sometimes with his son.

It’s a plastic world

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

Cleaning out my parents’ house a couple of years ago, I found my child-sized wooden kitchen cupboard. 

Time to turf the turf

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

Some people want to see their kids off grass (aka marijuana).  But there’s also a movement underfoot to get our yards off grass. 

Putting the brakes on climate breakdown starts with this election

Crunch time. For students, that can mean exams.  For teachers, report card deadlines.  For accountants, tax season. For all of us, collectively, the stress test of meeting our climate targets.

Youth-oriented organization rallies 100 kids to join a litter pickup project in Kawartha Lakes

The Kawartha Lakes chapter of 100 Kids Who Care kicked off a two-week campaign on Earth Day to rally 100 kids to clean up litter in Kawartha Lakes between April 22-May 7. 

Canopy Project launches citizen science project on Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day by joining the ranks of Canopy Project Kawartha Lakes (CPKL) as “citizen scientists.”

Excuse us, we’re gassy

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet Series

When my husband retired, he needed a project and our house needed an energy upgrade.