Monthly Archives: January 2012

How much is a tree worth?

The more that I learn about trees, the more I appreciate their pricelessness. Mark Cullen wrote a piece in last Saturday’s Toronto Star that offered a meditation on the value of trees in our life. Cullen reflects on the relationship … Continue reading

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Bra Tree

When a tree is planted, we never know how someone will interact with them. Some will read or have a picnic in the shade. Others will climb it or build tree houses. And some will throw panties and other undergarmants … Continue reading

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What’s the point in planting a tree?

Author Charlotte Gill was recently named to the shortlist for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In October, the Toronto Star published an interview with Gill. Near the end of the interview, Feature Writer Leslie Scrivener asked: Human … Continue reading

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Biodiversity is key, says ECO

The ECO recommends that the MNR develop a provincial biodiversity strategy in consultation with affected ministries, municipalities and stakeholders. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller released a special report today, “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, and Obligation for Ontario.” The … Continue reading

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Hope amid a “disaster in the making”

January 6 marked Epiphany within the Christian tradition. United Church of Canada moderator Mardi Tindal reflected on the fragile hope of epiphany and what it means for us in today’s world. She commented on her experience at the United Nations … Continue reading

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