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JUNE 17TH 2012
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Change the world — love your labour!

Work. It’s what we do. Recent estimates suggest we spend 100,000 hours of our adult lives working. At its best, it gives us meaning and a sense of achievement. Paradoxically, it gives us freedom. Work helps us feed our fami ....

JUNE 9TH 2012
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What the world needs now? Grads with ‘tude

As graduation season winds down, we have the chance to reflect on a number of inspirational speeches by a diverse group of thought leaders.

MARCH 9TH 2012
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Why do we buy stuff that can’t be recycled?

There was a bit of a flap this week in Toronto when it was revealed that up to 20% of the debris put in the recycling stream actually ends up in landfill because it can’t actually be recycled. While some of the debris i ....

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2011
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Does anything you do really matter?

We came across this Opinion piece in the NYT recently, and thought it deserved a combo platter of criticism and praise. READ MORE

Category: Articles

AUGUST 11TH 2011
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H2(uh)O!

It’s been an interesting summer for weather. We’ve had more heat than we can remember, but only a fraction of our normal rainfall. This can be said for a lot of North America and Europe as well. Perhaps it’s because of ....

JULY 20TH 2011
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What’s your excuse?

By Guest Blogger: Theresa Diederich Someone far wiser than me once said that in order to change you have to first run out of excuses. This blog is an examination of excuses, of the comforting reasons we tell ourselves that ....

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It’s illegal not to vote

In 20 countries around the world, voting is the law. Australia, Belgium, Greece and Chile have all decreed that cit ....

Why do we buy stuff that can’t be recycled?

There was a bit of a flap this week in Toronto when it was revealed that up to 20% of the debris put in the recycli ....

Change the world — love your labour!

Work. It’s what we do. Recent estimates suggest we spend 100,000 hours of our adult lives working. At its best, i ....


The Big Easy

Hold the Salt

Be kind to your ice. Instead of using salt to cover winter’s icy patches, try kitty litter or fine sand. Both are cheap and easy solutions that are gentle on pet’s paws and spring’s plants.

Create a Paper Trail

How annoying is it when a typo renders your printed page worthless? Wait! It’s not a total loss. Draw an X over the used side and save it for something else – interoffice printing or scratch paper.

Dear John

Studies show we’re lousy at recycling our bathroom stuff, even though most is green-friendly. Why? No blue box within reach. The fix: Downsize your regular trashcan and use the extra room for a blue bin.