Written by Denise Deby.
September signifies the last bit of summer (my favourite season), but it also brings much to appreciate. Mornings and evenings cool down, the local harvest expands, and nature’s colours intensify, reflecting the earth’s cycles that we’re a part of. The changes can infuse us with new energy as we resume work, school and other activities.
At Green Living Ottawa, over the next week or two, we’ll be sharing news about an innovative swapping service, details of some green gatherings, and suggestions for protecting and benefitting from our environment.
In the meantime, as you settle into September, you might find these links useful:
- “Top 10 better back-to-school tips” and “Preserve the harvest the lazy way—freeze it” from the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green;
- “A\J’s Better Back to School Guide” at A\J Alternatives Journal;
- “Back to School Lunches: 7 Fun Facts” from local retailer terra20;
- “Note to self: the paper guide” by Adria Vasil (Ecoholic).
You may also have noticed that I’ve been updating the Green Living Ottawa blogroll and have added a list of websites related to environmentally-aware living in the Ottawa area (on the right hand side of the blog). Please share any additional suggestions you have.