Category Archives: Environment

Green tip: Make your own foam soap (and save $!)

When choosing hand soap for a family with kids, foam soap is the way to go. Bar soap makes a slimy, gunky mess of the soap dish, while liquid soap seems to trail a stringy mess all over the dispenser and the … Continue reading

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Windterra Wind Turbine

When we built our off-the-grid house in 2000, our power system consisted primarily of 8 photovoltaic solar panels. Since then, we have been keen on adding a wind turbine to complement the solar, but just haven’t made that step yet. … Continue reading

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Distress in Desable

It is almost a perfect day today – sunny but not too hot, with a nice breeze to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Almost perfect, except that the pleasant chirping of birds is being punctuated by the sound of fake … Continue reading

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Win CF Light Bulbs!

If you are the owner of a single family dwelling on PEI, and are interested in finally making the switch from incandescent to compact fluorescent light bulbs, why not get some for free! Green Light Prince Edward Island is holding … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Oscar Speech

I can’t believe I wasted my evening watching the Oscars last night, but it was worth it just to hear Al Gore‘s eloquent acceptance speech for his film, An Inconvenient Truth, winning the Best Documentary Feature award. People all over … Continue reading

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Salting Ice and Snow

It is officially that time of year when we buy salt by the bagful and throw liberal handfuls of the stuff on our doorsteps and sidewalks. There’s no doubt about it – salt is effective at melting ice and snow, … Continue reading

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Population and the Environment

The September 2006 issue of Scientific American was all about Climate Change and what potential impact the scientific community believes energy alternatives could have at reducing carbon emissions. It was a very interesting issue all around, but there was one … Continue reading

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