Waste to resource, on repeat

Tabitha Osler creates children’s weatherwear with a conscience.

Growing food and family values

There’s something about understanding just how hard you have to work for a 10-pound bag of potatoes that’s really valuable, and not just in terms of money.

Comfort & Joy: Terri Chu on the struggles and triumphs of home renovation

Long before she became a mother, Terri Chu was a committed environmentalist. As an Engineering Consultant in renewable energy projects, with a masters degree in Civil Engineering, she had definitive ideas about how she wanted to renovate her home before starting a family. Like a lot of century homes, her semi-detached — built in 1907 — was lovely but … Read moreComfort & Joy: Terri Chu on the struggles and triumphs of home renovation

This Vancouver mom helps cushion the environmental blows of the construction industry

Kathy Wardle’s love for the environment began in her early teens. During a drive on Vancouver Island, she witnessed large swaths of land that had been clear cut out of old growth forests. Seeing the destruction that industry can do to the land led her to study how business can minimize environmental harm. After graduating … Read moreThis Vancouver mom helps cushion the environmental blows of the construction industry

9 Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

As a mom I often find myself in the midst of a guilt trip over not doing more for the earth my son will inherit. These days most of us accept the realities of climate change. We know we need to curb our dependence on traditional energy sources or face devastating consequences — but knowing something must … Read more9 Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

How one mom uses polar bears to teach the public, and her son, about climate change

As manager of education and programs with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Karen Lind spends a lot of time in close proximity to polar bears. The Conservancy encompasses the 280 acre Assiniboine Park, the zoo and its Journey to Churchill exhibit that houses 11 rescued bears, and a polar bear research centre. As someone who teaches … Read moreHow one mom uses polar bears to teach the public, and her son, about climate change

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