Strawberries in the middle of Winter

The title of this article is taken from a recent interview with David Suzuki and his wife, Tara Cullis. The article was full of insight and reflections; however, it was […]

A Year-End Update on Orillia’s Climate Future Project

The most significant sustainability initiative currently underway in Orillia is the development of a Community Climate Change Action Plan (CCCAP).  This plan, now appropriately christened ‘Orillia’s Climate Future’, is being […]

Building Construction is Changing with the Times

The Orillia-based Lowry Building Co. focuses on sustainable, environmentally-friendly building methods that emit fewer greenhouse gases than conventional construction. Owner Ben Lowry says he’s “mostly interested in energy use, passive-house-style […]

Lakehead University Calls for Climate Action

It’s no secret. Science demands a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in each year of this decade if we are to avoid the worst of human-caused climate change. Lakehead […]

The ‘Little House’ – a Sustainable Journey

Hello there and welcome to my personal journal, chronicling some of the experiences and decisions during a major renovation to my ‘little house’ that sits patiently waiting for activity to […]