Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Public Composting

Did you know that in Nova Scotia public places, they not only have separated recycling and trash, they also have a compost bin?  It is estimated that as much as 30% of our waste is organic and could be saved by composting.  Another benefit of composting is that it produces a natural fertilizer for our gardens and crops.  Why don't you consider composting too? -Liam

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nova Scotia Going Green

For the past week, my family and I have been on a trip exploring the beautiful Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island provinces of Canada. Recently, I read some amazing facts in a magazine about Nova Scotia. Some of these include the following: Nova Scotia has Canada's highest recycling rate, it produces about 50 percent less waste than the Canadian average, and it is striving to have 40 percent of it's electricity needs met by renewable sources by 2020. All of these facts show that Nova Scotia is among the most environmentally active provinces of Canada. These bits of information do not come as much of a surprise to me, as it is very beautiful here and I can see why people would work hard to preserve their natural environment!