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A new school year is officially underway, and it is a great opportunity to have conversations with your children about the importance of cutting down on waste and incorporating sustainable options into their daily routines. From planning out lunches to...
The world continues to face an uphill battle with climate change, but all hope is not lost—if we each do our part, we can sustain the planet for future generations. It’s important not to get dragged down by all of...
Bosco Vertical was completed in 2014 by Stefano Boeri Architects, and is considered one of Milan's most recognizable landscapes. With a ratio of two trees, eight shrubs and 40 bushes per occupant, the building is championed as a “tower for trees...
Herbs make for a fantastic garnish and have tremendous health benefits, but they’re also some of the most pesticide-sprayed crops you’ll find in the grocery store. Thankfully, they are some of the easiest plants to start in your garden, they...
Although rivers hold less than one percent of the total H2O on Earth, they are a critical source of fresh water, providing transportation and trade routes, a source for hydroelectric power, irrigation, habitat and drinking water to wildlife and communities
UNESCO Biosphere Regions are areas of global ecological significance with a commitment towards striving for sustainability. They bring people together for the purpose of finding ways to live and work in harmony with nature. The designation of Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound (AHSBR)...
It’s estimated that our gardens are home to an average of 2000 insect species and they all play their part in making sure our gardens thrive—whether it’s eating pests and pollinating our plants, or contributing to the larger ecosystem and...
I came home after a weekend away and the bananas in my house were extremely ripe. Sure, I could have tossed them in a smoothie, but it had been a while since I made a loaf of banana bread. This is...
Though it would seem that spring is the right time to give your garden a boost, compost needs a little time settling into its new home, so the optimal time to give your garden that shot of nutrients is right...
September 22 marks the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day in Canada. This annual celebration of our tall green friends always falls on the Wednesday of National Forest Week, which runs from September 19 to 25 this year and has...
Vancouver Island is covered with lush forests and is home to the incredibly rare old-growth coastal temperate rainforests, which cover less than one percent of the earth’s surface. Unfortunately, the future of these forests is at risk, and more than three-quarters...
The ozone layer plays a critical role in protecting our planet—and it should therefore be a priority to protect in return. To recognize this important part of the atmosphere, the UN General Assembly has proclaimed September 16th the International Day...
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