Earth Day is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd. For most, it's a time to raise awareness about the health of our planet. For me, it's about a renewed pledge to Advocacy & Remembrance. This is my story ... Advocacy I first heard about the proposed Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline project… Continue reading Earth Day 2018
Today, Minister Catherine McKenna introduced Bill C-69 - An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts Key Points: The National Energy Board (NEB) is being replaced by the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) The Canadian Environmental… Continue reading EA Review – What it all means
Being a Mom of a 10-month-old, I'm constantly amazed how fast babies learn by doing. As we approach our son's first birthday, I can't believe where the time has gone. The whole experience has made me a bit nostalgic with memories of my own childhood crossing my mind as I watch him play. We currently… Continue reading Tablet for a Treehouse
As I watched the news headlines stream in this morning, I couldn't believe it. Energy East was cancelled? There's no way! I must have read that first Globe and Mail article three times before I believed it. Congratulatory emails began flooding my inbox.
Media Release October 5, 2017 Diverse Groups Opposed to Energy East Celebrate Project’s Cancellation After four years of fighting to stop the proposed pipeline project, a network of environmental groups, First Nations, students, faith and local groups along the proposed route say Canadians, and people around the world, should feel relieved that TransCanada has cancelled… Continue reading Media Release: Energy East is Cancelled
TransCanada's Energy East pipeline proposal has been around for a while. Confused about the recent media buzz? Wondering whether the project is on or off? Here's a short summary of where it stands right now.
When Seattleites learned that they use 500 Million single-use plastic straws everyday in the US and that many end up in our ocean, someone decided enough was enough. But who...? Visit https://www.strawlessocean.org/stolen to cast your vote.
Now this is smart design! The Solar Roof by SolarCity has been crafted with the goal to look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation and have an installed cost that is less than a normal roof plus the cost of electricity. Tesla has also created the Powerwall - a… Continue reading Elon Musk Unveils “Solar Roof”
"Think about the fact that almost every object you touch every day includes at least one component that is made of plastic. Then think about the fact that almost all plastic is made from petroleum." - Ted Danson in his book Oceana https://youtu.be/fzFqELV3P3w Plastics will degrade into small pieces until you can’t see them anymore… Continue reading Plastic Problem
Kathleen Wynne's Ontario Liberal Government just announced they'll be scrapping $3.8 billion of renewable energy projects under the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) program. This decision comes at a time when the Liberals are lagging in the polls and being reprimanded by the public over high hydro prices and the privatization of Hydro One. Wynne is… Continue reading Wynne Short-Sighted on Energy & Politics