The Good Human Has Some Good News

Posted: April 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Green Home, Green Initiatives, Green Products, Green Services, Green Technology, Our Green Directory | No Comments »

Some people out there do  really do a good job of helping to save the planet. The Good Human, whose tweets I receive  is one of them. The good human web site (link below), is filled with all kinds of practical advice on doing the right thing by the rock we live on.

This is one of those site you definitely want to keep on your favourites list, and also get tweets from.

Good Human Site:

Good Human Blog Article On The Current State of CO2 Emissions In The World (Good News)

Have a green day everybody.

The Canadian Water Summit — Dive Into It!

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Green Associations, Green Communities, Green Initiatives, Our Green Directory | No Comments »

If you’re concerned at all about the sustainability challenges facing one of Canada’s most plentiful resources, then this is an event you should be attending.

It’s The Canadian Water Summit and it takes place at the International Centre on Airport Road on June 17th.

By framing global water sustainability challenges in a uniquely Canadian context, the 2010 Canadian Water Summit will empower you to:

• Build a stronger understanding of the important linkages between water and critical business issues like energy, climate change, corporate risk, and sustainability strategy.

• Access a first-rate forum for exploring strategies to meet our regional and global water sustainability challenges.

• Share perspectives and expertise on the latest issues, best practices, technology and policies driving the water agenda.

• Foster collaborative working relationships aimed at realizing your projects and Canada’s potential to become a leader in delivering 21st century water solutions.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Wayne Galliher, Water Conservation Project Manager, Waterworks Division, Environmental Services, City of Guelph

Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC

Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Assistant Professor, Aboriginal Studies, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Opening Keynote Speaker: The Honourable John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Research
and Innovation

For more info:

Buying Canadian — It’s a Real Win Win

Posted: April 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Green Communities, Green Jobs, Green Products | No Comments »

This is a little off topic, but I thought it was an important issue to keep in mind, because many of the ‘green’ products we promote on  Our Green Directory, are made locally.
This is an email that my wife received from a friend of hers.

PS: The image you see to your right is an ad I did back in the 1970s. I found it when searching for a ‘Buy Canadian’ graphic to accompany this posting. For a few seconds there, I felt kinda famous. But the feeling passed.

Buy Canadian

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good Canadian.

Good idea.  One light bulb at a time …

Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the fun of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China. The next day I was in Home Hardware and just for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments  there. They were made in  Canada!  Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this e-mail, I think this lady is on the right track. Let’s get behind her!

She said: My grandson likes Hershey’s candy . I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more . My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything .

This past weekend I was at Wal-Mart. I needed 60W light bulbs . I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value. ”  I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats – they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this -in  Canada in a company in Ontario. Their Equate products are also made in Canada, and are very good.

So throw out the myth that you can not find products you use every day that are made right here.

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in Canada. The job you save may be your own or your neighbours! (Your children & grandchildren also)

If you accept this challenge, pass it on to others in your address book so we can all start buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago.)

Let’s get with the program. Help our fellow Canadians keep their jobs and create more jobs here in Canada.

If President Obama insists on a “Made in America ” policy, which is commendable of him, to support American workers, we should do likewise.  BUY CANADIAN!  Read the labels. Support Canadian jobs.

Peel–Recycling On A Small Or Not-So-Small Scale

Posted: April 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Green Services, Green Technology | No Comments »

A lot of us think of recycling in terms of what toss into a blue or green bin around the house. And that’s just fine. But what happens if you have more stuff to recycle than what you are allowed to bring to the curb? Or what if you’re a manufacturing, construction or trade services company with lots of recyclable waste an a regular basis.

If you’re in the GTA that answer is simple. Just call or bring your materials to Peel Scrap Metal Recycling.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd. is a family owned and operated  dealer & processor of a wide range of ferrous & non-ferrous metals.

The industrial recycling they do is one of the most important ways to ensure that valuable non-renewable resources are given new life. Their customer range from individuals with a trunkload of scrap to tradespeople to small to medium sized businesses who need to deal with their scrap on a regular basis.

They have been in business since 1990, and they really know their stuff. They pay top prices for scrap metal and they are really good people to deal with, because unlike many businesses in this sector, they have a very well developed customer first attitude.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling is conveniently located off Derry Road, just north of Pearson International Airport.

Commonly Purchased Items, Metals & Alloys
Aluminum • Copper • Brass • Insulated Wire • Stainless Steel
• Nickel • Nickel Alloys • Titanium • Zinc • Lead • Carbide • Radiators
• Transformers • Ballasts • Electric Motors • Lead Acid Batteries
• End of Life Electronics • Cast Iron • Auto Cast • Steel

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd
2301 Anson Drive, Mississauga, ON L5S 1G6
905 612-1288

Visit their web site to find out more.

Hours of Operation
7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
7:30 to Noon Saturdays (except for long weekends)