Category Archives: Gigi’s Blog

‘You Complete Us’

Okay, if you’ve never seen ‘Jerry McGuire’ then this may not resonate with you! But its true none the less. Sustainable Cobourg can’t reach its potential without you, our members and supporters! Our Bicycle Action Committee has, from Day One, … Continue reading

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A Sobering Crisis

I’m just reading the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s document, “Sustainability in Sight” and I’m going to share with you a quote they use from a now ten year old document, “Go Green: Ontario’s Action Plan on Climate Change (2007)” “Scientists, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk #4

In lieu of a blog, I wanted to share the following poem with you: ‘Landscapes’ The terrifying landscape unfolds. The roads, like snakes, wind and slither, They consume whatever is in their way.  What once was beautiful, bucolic, is blackened, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk #3

I am currently reading (again) Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring”, and I’m blown away by the ‘insanity’ that ruled the thinking in agriculture. The rampant use of pesticides, notably DDT and its destructive effects on all life, were brought … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk #2

Hi folks. Well, the holidays are over and January is traditionally the clean up and get organized month, right? So, we vacuum up all the needles from the real tree or put away the artificial one. We put the house … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk

Hi Folks. It’s a New Year and I want to introduce a new component to the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, and RETHINK! In order to be fully engaged in following sustainable practices we need to rethink how we do … Continue reading

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