Those Amazing Trees

If you thought this summer was hot, sticky and are hoping that next year the weather is just a little more balanced, then you might want to think about one of the most natural air coolants out there:

The tree.

Simply put, if we had more of them left, we would have more opportunities to experience their amazing powers of cooling and shading.

Think I’m exaggerating?  Well here are a few interesting facts about trees that I learned from the David Suzuki Foundation email newsletter this week:

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Celebrating and Reflecting

True Love

Today we are celebrating the 64th wedding anniversary of the Dreamboat’s grandparents (aka great-grandma M and great-grampa W).

Sixty-four years is a large part of their lives together.  How amazing and inspiring!

It got me thinking about all the changes that they have witnessed throughout their marriage.  And being the green nerd that I am, it also has me thinking about how the environment has changed during this time.

To go from a mentality of making things yourself, and using items until they give out (then fixing them and using them again) to a world of never-ending plastic and ready-made foods and disposable items, they have been through a lot of change.

What a difference sixty-four years makes.

I recently saw a great piece of writing on Facebook (of all places).  The story is about an old woman who is going through the checkout of a grocery story and using plastic bags.  The cashier remarks to her is a rude manner that because her generation wasted so much, our environment has been destroyed.

The story is originally in french, and I will do my best to translate, but here is what the old woman’s response was to the cashier: Continue reading