Ryan McKenzie

I am the Online Editor-in-Chief for My Passion Media. I am a dad, an entrepreneur and a lover of all things outdoors. I am passionate about getting out of my comfort zone and enjoying everything nature has to offer with both my friends and family.

Recent Posts

Gorgeous And Glowing - The Eco-Friendly Beauty Alternative
Dec 17, 2013
Forget your high-end beauty treatments. This holiday season, stay gorgeous and glowing with these much more natural ingredients… The holidays are as stressful as they are festive. Whether it is stressing out about what gifts to get people or planning a...
Green Living
The River Rhine - Taking River Basin Management to the Next Level
Dec 16, 2013
The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is awarded for achievements in integrated river basin management. This is a remarkable achievement considering the years of environmental degradation the Rhine suffered after the...
Our Environment
Brilliant Canadian Invents a Pop Can Solar Panel Furnace
Dec 12, 2013
If I told you that you could build a heat source that could replace your furnace out of pop cans would you believe me?   It turns out you can! Brilliant Canadian inventory Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. has...
Green Technology
The Sustainable Slurp - Five Eco-Friendly Wines For The Festive Season
Dec 11, 2013
Picking out a wine for the holiday season is simple, but picking out an eco-friendly wine is not. When shopping for an eco-friendly wine there are ultimately three words found on the label that one needs to consider: ‘Natural’, ‘organic’...
Green Living
Giving Up The Gas - Excellent Response To Drive Electric Orlando
Dec 10, 2013
Drive Electric Orlando (DEO) is a revolutionary scheme that is allowing environmentally-conscious travellers to not feel quite so guilty about visiting the Magic Kingdom anymore. In a bid to reduce the economic impact of mass tourism, Orlando has been trailblazing the...
Green Technology
I'm Dreaming Of A Green Christmas - Green Gifting
Dec 9, 2013
The perfect green gift is so easy to find, right? Well no, not exactly. Let's face it; a lot of those eco-friendly recycled gifts usually do not get a stellar reaction. Here are some green gift suggestions to assure that...
Green Living
The Natural Alternative - Environmentally-Conscious Christmas Decorations
Nov 29, 2013
‘Tis the season of waste: Christmas is by far the most environmentally-damaging holiday of them all. Luckily, Environment911 is here with five tips to show you how to have a happy holiday without hurting the environmental… Are plastic trees more environmentally-conscious...
Green Living
The Eco - Freak's Guide To Mesa
Nov 28, 2013
As snowbirds both young and old fly south for the winter, more and more are choosing to spread their wings in Mesa. Nestled on the outskirts of Phoenix, Mesa is gaining a reputation as the destination of choice for the eco-friendly...
Green Living
A New Eden - Scientists Find New Species In Suriname
Nov 22, 2013
Suriname is a small region in South America nestled between French Guiana and Guyana. Approximately 90 per cent of the country is covered with rainforest, and the government has been under pressure from mining, road and dam projects. Within this region...
Environmental Science
Friends Of The Earth Visits Palestine - Environmental Injustices Exposed
Nov 20, 2013
A four day high-level Friends of the Earth International visit to Friends of the Earth Palestine (also known as PENGON) took place recently. The visit concluded with Friends of the Earth International chair, Jagoda Munic, presenting a report during a press...
Our Environment
Eco-Friendly Fashion Fix - Not Just Pretty
Nov 18, 2013
Not Just Pretty is a Manhattan-style boutique in one of Canada's most fashionable and environmentally conscious cities: Victoria, BC. For the eco-conscious fashionista, Not Just Pretty offers all the in-season styles made from 100 per cent organic materials. It offers a...
Green Business
There's An App For That - Five Apps For The Climate Activist
Nov 14, 2013
With hundreds of new Apps rolling out each day, it has never been easier to keep up to date on news, weather or environmental issues. This makes it easier to be a conscious climate activist and limit your impact on...
Green Technology
A Romantic Reason For Recycling A Bus Stop!
Nov 12, 2013
This could be the most unique reason for recycling that we’ve heard about here at Environment911! A very ordinary bus stop in the UK has a very special meaning for Aly and Micheala Hussien. When their friend, Tat Mersy, realised that...
Green Living
Giant Map Tour Shows Importance of Boreal Forest
Nov 8, 2013
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) Secretariat recently launched its ‘On the Move’ campaign with the unveiling of a giant, travelling map of the boreal forest that’s touring Canada to showcase the unprecedented agreement between the forest industry and environmental...
Our Environment
David Suzuki Foundation: Worst Impacts Of Climate Change Still Avoidable
Nov 4, 2013
Scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – in particular the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation – is causing climate change, according to the recently-released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report confirmed that...
Our Environment
Wake Up Before It's Too Late - World Hunger And The Environment
Oct 28, 2013
The new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Wake Up Before It’s Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate report has revealed how sustainable farming can reduce world hunger. The report revealed...
Green Living
Popularity Poll - Suzuki Tops List Of Admired Canadians
Oct 25, 2013
Environmental legend David Suzuki has earned the admiration of 57 per cent of Canadians surveyed in the first of a series of studies investigating perceptions towards noteworthy personalities. The long time environmentalist tops the list, followed by Rick Hansen (50 per...
Green Living
Green Beer - How To Restrict Your Pint's Carbon Footprint
Oct 23, 2013
October is the annual month of beer celebration, and there is no better way to celebrate it than by knocking a few back with good friends. Out of all the environmental concerns there are in the world, beer is usually...
Green Living
Boo! Five Ways To Have A Scary And Environmentally-Friendly Halloween
Oct 21, 2013
Halloween is the scariest holiday around, not only because of all the ghosts and ghouls – but because of the disposable, single-serving, or synthetic decorations that come along with this holiday tradition. To the eco-friendly individual, all that needless waste...
Green Living
The Yasuni ITT Initiative - International Donors Fail To Deliver On Environmental Promises
Oct 17, 2013
Yasuni National Park is a pristine piece of the Ecuadorian rainforest that is home the thousands of native species and the ancestral territory of the Huaorani indigenous people. A national park anywhere is thought to be immune to the evils of...
Our Environment
Two Million Drivers Can't Be Wrong - Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine
Oct 15, 2013
Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving Ford’s engine production higher and higher. Factory output now averages at more than 100,000 engines per month – that’s up from 65,000 in 2012. This is not just driving...
Green Business
Brilliant Boston - City Ranks Top Of US Green Chart
Oct 11, 2013
In the 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the results revealed a surprising leader of the energy efficiency pack — Boston.
Green Living
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