Keeping your cool in a heat wave

In a quest to keep cool, we have been looking for new ways to lower the heat in our family home, save money and take pressure off the overworked grid. Here is a few we’ve come up with:
Turn off or unplug any non-essential appliances whenever possible. Culprits include: modems, digital cable boxes and lamps or [...]

More Powerful: Jules de Heer on sustainable neighbourhoods and prefab homes

Special Screening of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

Sharing news from a fellow traveller

One of my core philosophies — Living Lightly — has at its heart the belief that you cannot and need not be able to do everything yourself. Our world is full of generous, like-minded people — fellow travellers — who are ready and willing to share what they’ve learned. Organic gardening, cycling in winter, insulating [...]

Powerful Interviews: Eric Martinot

A second life for your two-wheeler

Radio listeners in the Ottawa area may have caught some of my recent Eco Voyager and Living Lightly radio spots on the local CHUM radio stations. One of them goes like this:
“Many of us have an old bicycle that is, umm… under-used. And a little bit rusty. Here’s a suggestion, several local groups fix up [...]

The Dunbarton Dryer lives on!

Hi David,

My name is Derek Roach.  My wife Carla and I met you at the farmers market this past fall and we bought a copy of your “Living Lightly” video Be the Change.  I’m writing to say that we enjoyed the video.  My favourite part was the stairwell drying rack that was shown in the [...]

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The Film Trailer for “Be the Change”

Ottawa’s green theatre company – the GCTC