Category Archives: garbage

Stewardship of Place

My mother grew up in the Great Depression on a homestead in eastern Alberta.  The values she learned there, she passed on to me: wasting things is wrong, hard work won’t hurt you, good eating is an essential part of living, … Continue reading

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Garbage Leaders

As a country, we are burying ourselves in garbage.  Each of us, on average, produces about 10 times our weight in garbage every year. The garbage we burn or bury–and sometimes both–is fouling our drinking water and choking the very … Continue reading

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Cycles of Garbage

The Great Pacific Gyre has a romantic ring to it.  ‘Gyre’ is one of those seldom-heard words that makes most of us pause and–in my youth–reach for a dictionary.  Nowadays I simply Google it.  To save you the trouble, I’ll … Continue reading

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