Fleming College students clean-up Scugog River

Environmental friendliness may not come naturally to some, but at Fleming College every student and member of the staff is passionate about the environment.

Shrink your carbon ‘foodprint’

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

Eat your vegetables. Parents are right about that.

Agriculture is essential to the local economy and way of life, but development is booming — how do we find the right balance?

In one of the best growing seasons in recent memory — local farmers have been spared both droughts and deluges — there seems to be a new crop sprouting in fields around Kawartha Lakes.

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.