Our Blog | April 2009

Bothered by My Green Conscience

by: Heather on 04/02/2009
Posted in: New Books

About a year and a half ago I stumbled upon the website of an exciting artist named Franke James who was creating fabulous colourful, creative and inspiring visual essays to get the word out about climate change. I was absolutely blown away by her work, and immediately wrote about it in one of my first blog entries here. Franke almost immediately …

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Urban Gleaning - The New Dumpster Diving?

by: Heather on 04/01/2009
Posted in: Food

The other night on CBC radio I heard a report on Parisians picking through the discarded food from markets in order to feed their families. According to the report, these people are known as "urban gleaners". This Reuter's story on the trend states that the phrase urban gleaning comes from the term "glanage", which refers to a French tradition …

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