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September 2010 Blog Posts (6)

The Litterless Lunch -- A HUGE Challenge for Families

I have 19 years of experience in attempting litterless lunches. No problem for my husband and me, but what a struggle to do it successfully with kids!!!!!

Really, ziplock bags, tetra-pack drinks and disposable plastic containers sometimes reduce blood pressure in a parent who really cannot afford to buy expensive food containers every week.

"Litterless" only means not sending stuff to the landfill. Whether it is a ziplock bag or a steel sandwich box, it is litter if it… Continue

Added by Pamela Scaiff on September 13, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Beaver Barracks - Be Green in the City

Be Savvy. Go Green.

Starting this November and December, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), a community based non-profit organization, will be handing over they keys to 160 innovative green…


Added by CCOC on September 9, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Love the Indoor Gardening link

On the Main Page this week. LINK.

Here's another idea my friend sent me: Window Farms.

From their website:

WindowfarmsTM are vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens built using low-impact or recycled local… Continue

Added by Katherine Forster on September 8, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Video Embedding

Over the weekend I'd been experimenting with faster load times and more efficient sizing/displays for embedded videos, and just thought to share with you some results, in case you're interested and think you might have the need:

You probably already know this, but in any case...

For the embedded code, you can adjust the height and width after it's pasted.

There are two sets per embed that seem to need to be adjusted.

So that the video comes out proportionally… Continue

Added by Caelan MacIntyre on September 7, 2010 at 7:26pm — 2 Comments

Bulk Barn Containers -- No Options, yet!

My husband went to Bulk Barn with a glass container and asked the clerk to weigh it before he filled it. It turns out that Bulk Barn doesn't allow customers to use their own containers.

Peter let the employee know that he wasn't upset with him, but explained that the message had to go up the pipes that customers should have the choice. Another customer overheard Peter, turned around and said, "We don't have the choice?" She also registered her concern.

Buying in bulk with… Continue

Added by Pamela Scaiff on September 1, 2010 at 9:37am — 5 Comments

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