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Jessica Linnay

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Jessica is a writer based in Vancouver, BC. Jessica's Personal Website: http://about.me/jessica.linnay
Michelle Obama White House Garden

On Again, Off Again: White House Re-Installs Solar Panels

The Obamas have finally gotten around to installing solar panels on the White House, complementing their other green initiatives, including an organic vegetable farm. This...
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The Buzz About National Honey Bee Day

Saturday, August 17 was National Honey Bee Day across two nations, in fact: Canada and the United States. This holiday celebrating our pollinatin’ pals –...
Michelle Obama School Lunch State Dinner

Little Children, Big Leagues: Second Kids’ Only State Dinner at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama recently hosted the 2nd annual Kids’ State Dinner, a colourful, healthy celebration just for wee ones at the White House. The...
Landfill

Tales from the Trash Chronicles

“When I throw an object out, it still has a life, and it now activates this complex network of protocols and systems and controversies....
solefood

Seeds in the City: Urban Orchards Sprout Up in Canada

Canada’s Greenest City has gone fruity – creating the country’s first urban orchard and one that is being touted as the largest of its...
Solar powered hospital in Haiti

A Brighter Day for Haiti: New Solar Powered Hospital Fills Service Void

Until recently Haitian residents in and around the region of Mirebalais had little access to adequate healthcare. The massive earthquake the island nation suffered in...
No GMO Corn

No GMO – App Lets You Scan For Monsanto In The Supermarket Aisle

Weary of Monsanto corn? Want to avoid GMO potatoes? There’s an app for that. Last month saw the launch of Buycott – a phone app that...
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Ellen Page Reads a Chapter on the Freegan Lifestyle

Hollywood actress does the discarded food scrap diet. Would you try it? Academy Award winning actress Ellen Page (Inception, X-Men, Juno) took off to Oregon...
white spruce

Tree DNA: Science Cracks the Genetic Code of the White Spruce

A Vancouver lab just cracked the code behind the gene jigsaw that makes up the white spruce tree, according to the Canadian Press for...

San Francisco, Ottawa lead over Vancouver in Sustainability

The Pressure’s on: Will Vancouver Be Greenest City by 2020? You can almost hear Mayor Robertson’s pressured gulp echoing against the city’s North-facing mountains. A Toronto-based...

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