Here's a photo of a waterfall...I thought I'd be classy and not put a photo of a pile of poo

Day 26 – Speaking of horse &$#%!

My 26th sustainable activity was to realize that I know where to get horse manure for my garden so I should probably go and bag some up. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. It’s going to be a stinky drive (I’m going to have to pick it up first thing Sunday…

checking the fridge seal

Day 24 – Sweat the small stuff

I am sometimes disheartened by the enormity of climate change and how insignificant the impact of one person can seem when considered on a global scale.  Last night I was doing some research into green building practices and I came across the Climate CoLab and I was reminded why my actions matter – because it’s not just me.…

A rainbow of lentils from a tour of the University of Saskatchewan's Crop Development Centre with the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, May 2013

Day 23 – Meatless Monday

It’s been a busy week, so I’m a little behind on writing about my sustainable habits. The week started with Meatless Monday. I’m not a really big meat eater, but to save time planning and preparing balanced meals I’ve been using a lot of ground beef and other meat lately. Well no more laziness. It’s time…

our new rain barrel

Day 22 – My rain barrel’s here!!

I hate the idea of watering the lawn. We wouldn’t do it if our landlord didn’t ask us to (and it’s her house and property value, so we oblige). It’s a waste of water, just to keep up appearances. So this year, we’re going to do everything we can to avoid watering the lawn, without…

Out shopping in Old Quebec City

Day 21 – Stop the shopping?

Since I started this challenge, I’ve had a list of possible activities and habits that I’ve been adding to as I think of things and removing items as I adopt new habits and write about them. At the top of the list is the one habit that I knew I would have to do, but…

Random trees from the Champ de Mars

Day 20 – Get outside!

The other day, while I was trying to decide what my 20th sustainable habit was going to be, I received an email from the David Suzuki Foundation about their 30×30 Challenge. The basic premise is a pledge to spend 30 minutes outside, everyday for 30 days (the month of May). It seemed like a great fit…