Bringing nature to the classroom and the classroom into the wild

Natasha Robertson grew up in the tiny town of Ignace, Ontario (population 1,202). “We lived on a dirt road with three other houses, outside of town,” says the 41-year-old mother of two. She remembers a childhood filled with the freedom to explore outside as much as possible, of wandering through the woods, building tree forts, … Read moreBringing nature to the classroom and the classroom into the wild

How one Indigenous mom builds bridges and connections through education and community

As a child, Kayla Mansfield-Brown attended monthly zone meetings for off-reserve Native communities with her mother but has little recollection of her Native identity shaping her life much in those early years. Things changed though, at nine or 10, when her mother was hired as a facilitator through the Native Council. Suddenly her mom was … Read moreHow one Indigenous mom builds bridges and connections through education and community

Did you know about Ontario’s EcoSchools? Elanor Waslander fills us in on the program

Elanor Waslander, Felix Culhane, Carol Culhane Schools, like most large organizations, create a lot of waste. So in 2002 the Toronto District School Board created EcoSchools, a program that aims to nurture eco-leaders, lessen the environmental impact of schools, and build ecologically responsible school communities. In 2005 with support of seven school boards, Toronto and Region … Read moreDid you know about Ontario’s EcoSchools? Elanor Waslander fills us in on the program

Parents with Purpose: Ethical Fashionista Jenny Muccioli

Jenny with her sons In 2013, 1100 people died in the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, causing many to think about who really pays for our dependence on cheap fashion. But while most forgot and went back to buying ten dollar tees, Jenny Muccioli couldn’t let it go. Leaving a brilliant career in fashion merchandising to … Read moreParents with Purpose: Ethical Fashionista Jenny Muccioli

7 Ideas for Raising Nature Loving Kids

As parents we know kids benefit from more time outside and less on screens, and when we can make this happen it is so worthwhile. “When kids spend time engaging with nature, they grow up caring about the environment and with a deeper sense of empathy for the world,” says Delyse Sylvester, creator of the … Read more7 Ideas for Raising Nature Loving Kids

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