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.

The Restore is My Happy Place

The Restore moved a little over a month ago. It used to be a little hard to find, but now it has a big storefront at 598 Lorne Avenue. I'll bet you pass it all the time. If you haven't been there, this month is a good time to make a visit, because on Saturday,...

Keep Your Recycling Clean

There was interesting link posted in the Stratford Free Press Facebook Group today, leading to a CBC article about the dangers of sloppy recycling. In case you didn’t read it, here are the high points: Problems: contamination dramatically increases recycling costs...

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...

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...