September is Sustainable Orillia Month for 2021

September is Sustainable Orillia month

The impacts of Climate Change are already here. What needs to happen next? It’s official. Climate change is underway. If there was any doubt, the latest report from the International […]

Sustainable Orillia’s Youth Council Leads the Way

Zoom screen from youth council meeting

When looking for inspiration in the fight against climate change – Orillians needn’t look any further than to local high schools, universities and colleges to find motivated young people joining […]

Winter at Night

Starry sky with trees silhouetted

February is WinterActive month. It’s intended to encourage physical activity through play in the elements. Most outdoor activities typically embrace snow and colder temps during daylight hours, but what if […]

Winter is for the Birds

Red cardinal sitting on a branch in winter

Winter can easily become a time of boredom and shuttering ourselves indoors, so it helps to be reminded there’s never been a better time to get outside to explore and […]

Go Outside and Play

Mother with her daughter, playing in the snow.

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle The COVID lockdown may have you feeling cooped up, but a cure […]

The Environment Wins at Apple Annie’s Cafe

Garbage sorting. Organic food waste from vegetable ready for recycling in compost bin on blue backgrond. Top view. Sustainable and zero waste living. Environmentally responsible behavior, ecology concept.

It’s the everyday practical things that each of us do to protect and preserve our environment that truly make a difference. “Local Heroes” is a series of articles recognizing the […]

Lockdown Time Equals Learning Time

Brave New Arctic book cover

There aren’t many positive things one can say about the ongoing pandemic which restricted many of our everyday activities for almost a year now. That being said, COVID-19 has triggered […]

It’s Freezing. Time to Get Outdoors.

young man preparing to walk on snowshoes over winter background

February is Winter Active month here in Orillia. This presents a golden opportunity to improve our physical literacy, which means developing the motivation for, and understanding of, different types of […]

About Electric Vehicles: Trends, Pros and Cons

Electric vehicle charging stations

by Stan Mathewson, EV owner Recent developments in battery technologies and manufacturing, along with state and federal incentives, are helping transform electric vehicles (EVs) —cars and trucks — from being […]