Environment

ENVIRONMENT

Beginnings

We are afraid of the future these days. At the mildest level, this shows up as a general crankiness, and a tendency to call people names on Facebook. As we become more aware, our fears manifest as anxiety and grief. At the most extreme level, there’s a large chunk of people actively planning for the collapse of society.

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The Restore is My Happy Place

The first thing I liked about the new location is the lighting area. Its bigger, brighter, and much better organized. I saw a really cool lamp--well, it would have been cool, with a different lampshade. You need imagination at The Restore. The shape of this shade is...

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Keep Your Recycling Clean

Keep Your Recycling Clean

Advice from our Chief Security Officer and Assistant Recycling Inspector: Watson is a fan of recycling, and he's quite strict about following the rules. He recommends this CBC article about the dangers of sloppy recycling. In case you didn’t read it, here are the high...

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Coffee with a conscience

Every time I start getting depressed about the awful state of our environment, and the total jackass stupidity that contributes to it, something wonderful happens to me. It’s true. Yesterday I wandered into Revel for a coffee. Often when I go into coffee shops I start...

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My New Year’s Resolution

Sometimes the most effective change starts really small. Today I went through the entire house and collected all the pens that no longer work. Twenty seven of them, in fact. These have been accumulating because of my fear that any pen I throw out will eventually wind...

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The Life of Things

The Life of Things

When it comes to antiques, I'm not one for a lot of clutter. Personally, I think there are some things that just shouldn't have been made in the first place. So my trip to the Stratford Antique Warehouse wasn't completely successful. I think this mall-like store is of...

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