environment

A letter to party leaders about climate change

This climate change letter was sent to: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Green Party Leader Annamie Paul Liberal MP Lloyd Longfield Dear fellow Canadians, This has been a year like no other, for all of us. You, the political leaders – particularly the Prime Minister – have been tasked with an unimaginable, unprecedented […]

Tragedy and Evil / Hope and Resurrection

It’s been a week of religious tragedy. When news got out about Notre Dame burning last Monday, this ubiquitous, media-worthy word – “tragedy” – sprang immediately into the headlines and conversations of the day.  It was unthinkable that such an iconic structure could be filled with flames, at that very moment. I have been to Notre Dame. I visited a […]

Let’s put some deeper education into Earth Day

Happy Litter-Picking Day! I say this with one part sincerity and one part facetiousness. Litter is the thing we all – especially those of us who work with kids – can easily dive into on Earth Day. It’s a nice, manageable, do-something-able topic. And don’t get me wrong, litter is a super-stupid phenomenon that drives me bonkers, so it makes […]

How Eating Smarties Can Light Your Tap Water on Fire

Do you ever have those times when you read or see something alarming and think, Shit, this is it. We are GOING DOWN FOR SURE THIS TIME. Humans are SCREWED. I have thought this many times. When I was a kid in the ’80s, raised (and homeschooled) by liberal activist parents, I was pretty well-versed in environmental problems even before […]

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