Peru’s Amazon: Part 2

Peru’s Amazon: Part 2

Spending time in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest and learning about the ecosystem was incredible, but the second part of our trip was even more amazing. In case you missed it: Project Peru Amazon: Part One. 5 truly enlightening days were spent volunteering (voluntouring) at Amazon Shelter. This is a centre for rehabilitation and conservation of wild animals. […]

Peru’s Amazon: Part 1

Peru’s Amazon: Part 1

How can you love the world if you are protecting just your corner. The world is pretty large but as much as we look to affect our portion other corners need our help. A while ago myself (Terry – your eco friend) and my husband Mark spent some time in Peru’s Amazon. We went with […]

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag

Plastic never truly breaks down completely. Even the so-called biodegradable products don’t completely biodegrade because modern garbage dumps are not designed to allow this to happen. The only cure for the “proliferation” of this species is to stop using the product in the first place. Below is a great Mockumentary of the life cycle of […]

Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics

An easy to understand YouTube video to introduce you to Photovoltaics. How PV cells produce electricity

Fracking and Your Drinking Water

Here is a great video on Fracking. Please share.  

Community Solar Projects

Community Solar Projects

I wrote a post on a the Sabin Coop Co-Housing Community in Portland which will eventually be included in my book. This featured 4 homes built on a single inner city lot. The homeowners shared a central courtyard, gardens, honey bees, yard duties as well as storage facilities and the list continues. The homes are […]

How to Choose A Sweetener

Just about every low-calorie food or any boxed, can or prepared ones contains some kind of sweetener, one of my personal pet peeves. I don’t understand why most foods contain sugar or other low-calorie sweeteners to disguise the flavours. Well if you must have a sweetener in your foods take a look at this chart […]

Passive Solar using a Water Wall

Passive Solar using a Water Wall

I have blogged before on my friend Jack’s passive solar home. He toured us last fall Bellingham, Washington: Passive Solar, PV and Solar Thermal home. Passive solar, combined with a good heat sink (concrete, stone, masonry, water) creates one of the most cost-effective methods to heat and cool your home. With passive solar you have few […]

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

I live in Calgary, AB, Canada. An area landlocked by mountains on one side and prairie on the other. I have a love of water so when I get a chance to holiday then it is usually somewhere near the ocean. Last March, Mark and I took a trip to Roatan, an island off the […]

Ingredients in Personal Care Products

A short time ago I posted about the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics and the necessity of becoming  more aware of what’s in the products you use. It’s recommended that you switch to products that don’t contain harmful ingredients. Ah, this in only possible when you know what these harmful ingredients are. My friends at the Environmental […]

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