Groundhogs, carpools, selfies and sweaters … must be February

Even though Wiarton Willie wriggled out of his groundhog burrow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter, to walk around balmy Toronto, it’s hard to tell if winter even started yet.  Tomorrow, Feb 3, calls for a near-tropical 11 degrees Celsius. Expect to see Canadians in shorts.

Fittingly, it’ll cool down to around zero on Thursday, February 4th for National Sweater Day. The 4th is a big day as it’s also World Cancer Day. So though we’d like you to wear a sweater for climate-change battling reasons, you can take a no-hair selfie with our friends at Princess Margaret and show your solidarity with cancer patients. Since there’s a virtual-shave option, you won’t even catch a chill.

There is a link between cancer and air pollution, which brings us back to the Continue reading

Breaking Down the Silos: Green Leaders, Sharing Success Stories

Sometimes we get stuck in our own box, plugging away at our own battles, unable to see the FSC-Certified Forest for the trees. Last week, I had the privilege of participating in a new event put on by the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Green Office, called Green Leaders, Sharing Success Stories . It was a fantastic revelation. They brought together members of all parts of the public sector, areas that are often stuck in their own silos, to get us to meet and mingle, share victories and commiserate on challenges. We at Talkin’ Trash were thrilled with the result!

It all went down at the MaRS Discovery District Auditorium on March 6th, and Continue reading