Apples and Art Studio Tour 2018

Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30 10:00  – 4:00,  Winner of the 2016 Cornwall Chamber of commerce Tourism Excellence Award The studio tour takes place throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG). The arrival of fall is one of the most colourful events of the year in our area. The season dresses in its most vibrant hues while local artist open their creative space to visitors. Kindly visit applesandart.ca for the brochure and map.

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September 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Have your say on climate change, cancellation of Cap and Trade

Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation

This Act repeals the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 and provides for various matters related to the wind down of the Cap and Trade Program. It also establishes a requirement for the Minister to prepare a climate change plan and to prepare progress reports in respect of the plan

The government’s Environment Ministry has  OPENED an online comment portal to seek public feedback about what it should do about climate change, pledging to use the information collected in order to introduce a new plan.

Make your comment HERE>>

Here is a chance to have your say – no matter where you stand on this issue. Our democracy depends on people taking the opportunity to speak up. This consultation closes on October 11, 2018.

September 17, 2018 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Flying Friends

Saturday, September 15, 10am – 2pm Free Family Oriented Workshop OPG Visitor Centre 2500 B Second Street W. Cornwall. Get out your binoculars, come along for a hike, and meet some real live birds of prey! This interactive workshop will introduce you to the basics of bird ecology and help you identify our local feathered friends. A special guest presentation will be given by Conservancy Raptors Canada.

September 14, 2018 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Tips on Freezing the Harvest

It’s that time of year—the garden is bulging with fresh produce and you’re spending lots of time in a steaming kitchen preserving it all. I find freezing preferable to canning for a number of reasons.

For one, when it’s time to prepare a meal with my preserved garden goodness, frozen foods tend to be brighter, fresher, and all-around tastier. And relatively speaking, it’s fast and easy.

Over the years, I’ve come up with a few tips to make freezing even easier. Use these freezing hacks to help the environment, too.

Read Tips on Freezing the Harvest by Carole Coates at Mother Earth News.

September 12, 2018 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Analysis: Climate action could bring $26 trillion economic boost, but we’re wasting time

Experts have been significantly underestimating the commercial benefits associated with climate action according to a major new report, which calculates how the global economy could enjoy a $26 trillion boost by 2030 if efforts to stop climate change are scaled up.

The latest analysis, released last week by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, found that if global infrastructure investment over the next 15 years is channeled into environmentally beneficial schemes such as renewable energy and green transport, the economic and social benefits are likely to far outweigh any costs.

Alongside a $26 trillion economic boost, the analysis also found that ambitious climate action to cut emissions from energy generation, cities, industry and agriculture could usher in 65 million new low-carbon jobs and avoid more than 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution, compared to a business-as-usual scenario through to 2030.

Read  Analysis: Climate action could bring $26 trillion economic boost, but we’re wasting time by Madeline Cuff and James Murray at Green Biz.

September 10, 2018 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

6th Annual Fall Harvest Market

Sunday, September 9, 11-4 Williamstown Fair Grounds 19629 John Street South It’s the 6th Annual Fall Harvest Market. Join us for our open-air country style event set on the picturesque grounds of the Williamstown Fair, Canada’s oldest fair. Expect to see a wide assortment of vendors offering up a large selection of handmade goods. Hosted by W3G & Co.

September 7, 2018 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

Developing a Circular Narrative: The Case of Relooping Fashion

It is often said that transitioning towards a circular economy requires a number of changes in the way businesses operate. For example, the linear supply chain will need to be re-organised into a circular ecosystem, which decouples growth from the use of virgin raw materials and resources.

What do these changes mean in terms of communications and marketing? The

Relooping Fashion initiative created and piloted a closed-loop model for textiles with seven business partners. As part of the project, the following research questions were explored: 1) What are the consumers’ views on circular fashion? 2) How should the remanufacturing process be communicated to encourage consumers to choose circular fashion?

Read Developing a Circular Narrative: The Case of Relooping Fashion by at Sustainable Brands.

September 5, 2018 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

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