Posts tagged local
Organic: Why bother?

Picture this: you’re standing in an aisle full of baking ingredients at your local Loblaws (or Longos, or No Frills, or Metro, or Sobeys, etc) looking at the selection of cocoa powder. You have the option of buying either organic or non-organic. Maybe you’re inclined to buy organic because you’ve heard the benefits and because you care about the environment. Or maybe you’ve barely been exposed to this and you automatically reach for the Fry’s Premium Cocoa Power (the yellow can with the red top, we all recognize it). But there’s one factor that makes the decision much easier:  the Fry’s rings in at $4.99 for 250g, while the organic variety comes to $7.99.

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Local or Organic? A concrete answer from a few experts.

It’s a loaded question that anyone who reflects on their food purchases has asked, with lots of factors that a good answer needs to draw upon. The main answer that came out of Fresh City Farm’s “Local or Organic” panel is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. To find your personal solution, you’ll need some serious recommendations and information from a few people who dedicate their lives to local and organic food

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6 must-read posts about environmentalism in 2013.

We've had a great year at The Starfish Canada! Thanks to your generous contributions, we'll be going nonprofit in 2014 and working to expand all of our current programming. In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the best articles of 2013, all done by volunteer writers.

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Bringing the Sustainable Community Together in Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario is full of great minds, especially on the Sustainability forefront. One bright Hamiltonian, Maria Topalovic, is using her expertise to further Hamilton’s environmental community with the launch of a new group: Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network. Maria is an Environmental Coordinator at Holcim Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors for Hamilton Conservation Authority; along with the help of 10 other sustainability advocates she is launching the network on May 15th, 2013. http://hamiltonspnlaunch.eventbrite.ca

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