Food Systems Responsible for a Third of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sunflower oil factory farm

A new study, published in Nature Food and conducted by researchers from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, found that food systems are responsible for about one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The study examined every stage of the global food chain from production to consumption. Predictably, […]

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 connect with nature. Lockdown restrictions have severely limited our entertainment options but if this steers us back to nature then everyone and our furry and […]

Start Harvesting Rain Water & Protect Lake Simcoe

Blue lake water with small ripples

This spring is shaping up to be different than most. Like many charities, Living Green Barrie is adapting to new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. One project that we have modified is our rain barrel sale! We are thrilled to be able to offer an online rain barrel sale in partnership with rainbarrel.ca. […]

The 2020 Orillia Food Map and Directory

Green vegetables food collage. Silver beet, kale, celery and chard.

Introducing the digital version of the 2020 Orillia Food Map & Directory! The new food map allows for increased awareness and connectivity between consumers and available food sources. Click on the image to download the file.

Sustainability Begins on the Farm

Close-up of seeds growing in rich earth

“EAT TODAY? THANK A FARMER.” All of us have seen this slogan on license plates and in signs in our community. Since the production of healthy, plentiful food for the people of this community and this planet is key to life itself, to ensure that agricultural practices in Ontario and in our local community are […]

We’re Fighting for our Home!

Aerial view of flood plain

by Mark Bisset A large portion of the City of Orillia is built on flood plain. That fact should not be lost on the thousands of home-owners here as communities stretching from Bracebridge and Gravenhurst to St. John, New Brunswick, are submerged in the second or third 100-year flood in the last seven years. Our […]