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Santa’s green report card

How big of a polluter is Santa? Tasked with producing enough toys for every child in the world, how big is Santa's carbon footprint?

On climate change, Canada developing a reputation for disruption

In addition to eggnog, gingerbread houses, caroling, ridiculous looking sweaters, and unspoken tension with in-laws, we can now come to expect the pre-Christmas tradition of having our government play an embarrassingly obstructive role at the United Nations World Climate Change Conference


Swapping lightbulbs won’t stop climate change

For years now, climate activists have argued that individual actions like driving more economical cars and using more efficient light bulbs are a crucial element in the effort to address global warming. But is this really true?

Green beers from Saskatoon-based Paddock Wood

The brewmaster and owner of Paddock Wood dropped by the University of Saskatchewan for a pint of his 606 ale and a talk. Aside from making delicious, unique local beer, Steve Cavan wants to make sustainable brew.

Bicycle Show and Shine tour concludes in Saskatoon

Retire Your Ride celebrated its last stop on the Bicycle Show and Shine tour Aug. 28 at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market. The tour, which travelled throughout rural and urban Saskatchewan, supported the federal government's Retire Your Ride program to promote bicycle use and public transit in place of automobile use.

Farmers’ Market showcases first ever Local Foods Day

On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Saskatoon Farmers' Market hosted the first ever Local Foods Day. The goal of Local Foods Day is to ensure that the city commits to food security, which is each citizen's right to safe, diverse, nutritional and locally grown food.

Is organic food better for you?

Organic producers say their food tastes better, is more nutritious, and is better for the environment. But in an effort to be wary of salespeople's pitches, I decided to get to the roots of claims about organic foods.

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