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I am concerned with Aurora’s Emerald Ash Borer Management. I did a lot of reading in the past few days and it bothers me because I am not sure what is the Town’s clear objective, to wipe out the Emerald Ash Borer population in the Town of Aurora or prolong the lives of Aurora’s Ash trees? …

I accidentally killed a fish. It was a goldfish, and it was a long time ago. My sister gave me one of her’s to take home. It didn’t occur to her that I knew very little about fish in general. At home I placed my new friend in a glass jar filled with cold water from …

What is social responsibility practice?: “Being Socially Responsible means that people and organisations must behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Striving for social responsibility helps individuals, organisations and governments have a positive impact on development, business and society with a positive contribution to bottom-line results.” Read More … Social …

David Suzuki writes interesting article (Good Things Are Growing in Ontario’s Greenbelt) on urban sprawl and Ontario Greenbelt: “In Canada, Ontario has enacted the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to encourage towns and cities to grow upwards through densification rather than outwards through car-dependent urban sprawl. Ontario has also established a two-million-acre greenbelt …

I don’t get it. I really don’t. A few months ago the Town of Aurora was determined to implement a clear garbage bag program; a form of garbage diversion. It was supposed to be a good thing. It was supposed to be a ‘social responsibility’ thing. The focus was on Town of Aurora residents. Residents were opposed and …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. I’ve been on a major de-cluttering spree the past week or so. Inspired by a good friend, I got the bug and bravely began the daunting task of digging the house out from under the piles of outgrown clothes, forgotten toys and broken sports equipment that seem to mark modern …

The microbead science explained: “Water treatment plants are not designed to filter out microbeads. A number of studies have found that water treatment plants do not filter all microbeads from the waste water. Moreover, not all waste water gets purified. Following heavy rain, waste water with microbeads can overflow directly into surface waters. Some countries …

Just a simple reminder why trees are important. “The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition – both during its life and after harvest. It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. In fact, some …

Not three Rs but four Rs now, reduce, reuse, recycle and recover: “In order to design future resilient urban environments, cities will need to rise from the ashes of their own waste.” “An interesting reverse in lifecycle: wood to paper and then back to wood.” Read More … Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. There has been a lot of conversation lately about the colour of our garbage bags; swirling in the air like the contents of my blue box on a windy Thursday. It took me by surprise at first; a debate over the colour of garbage bags? Are we so very fashion …