People’s Climate Waterloo

“Peace on earth is going to take a lot of work, but when I see each of you …., I feel easier in my soul. See you in Transition working groups, KW.” As the UN having their Summit for Climate Change in its NYC headquarter, people on the whole earth come … Continue reading

People’s Climate Summit in NYC

I made the trip to NYC this past weekend, because I wanted to be part of the biggest climate march ever, and I wanted to be part of telling our world leaders that action on climate change has to happen now. It was so empowering to be there – I … Continue reading

Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit: Action Check-in

You may remember when our toolkit launched three months ago that we challenged you to take on three actions (of your choice!). The time has come to check in on how we did (or are doing) to complete those goals! My three goal actions are copied below: 1. Invest in … Continue reading

Hanging There to Save the Earth

This is also posted on Alex Long’s personal blog under title of “Ray is Drop of Golden Sun“. I just love the natural smell of the sun dry clothes and sheets, it just feel so good and awesome. Actually, I used to be a big fan of electronic dryer, it … Continue reading

From Cloth Diapering to Resiliency

10 years ago, I lived life without thinking much about the environment. When I became pregnant with my son around that time, I started thinking about how I would keep him safe and healthy. It started with diapers. It didn’t take much investigating to learn about all the bleach and … Continue reading

Real Men Use Reel Mowers

I have been mowing the lawn for about 20 years.  I remember when I was first old enough to start mowing the lawn in grade four or five and how I excited I was.  I loved it!  For some funny reason that love of mowing hasn’t left me.  Now at … Continue reading

Motivating Yourself to Act

“What is your motivation for engaging in Climate Change research in Ontario?” This was one of the questions posed to the participants in the First Annual Ontario Climate Consortium Climate Research Symposium held in Toronto last week. The room was filled with an excellent mix of academics, individuals representing all … Continue reading