Journalist Greg McMillan of TheGreenHub.ca scours the internet daily for up-to-the-minute green stories that are important to you. His compilation of news items from around The Green Hub plus quirky tidbits and trends makes sure you are in the loop …. without doing the time-consuming legwork.
SHE WILL definitely be suffering from Facebook withdrawal. But for Ciara Antoski, of Brantford, that’s only one side effect from her week-long self-imposed energy famine. She is in the middle of her experience today, finishing up on the weekend. Videographer Adam Charleau from TheGreenHub.ca has been checking in with her on two occasions already and will follow up later in the week. Among the rules Ciara is adhering to, according to mom Cheryl Didtrek Antoski:
- No hair or face products,
- Can talk on the home phone line – but only incoming calls and a maximum of 5 minutes,
- No meat or dairy,
- No cell phone, tv, computer, radio, etc.,
- No lights,
- No getting a drive anywhere (except school) must take public transit, walk, etc.,
- Must only buy things that are produced locally,
- Cannot eat things from non-recyclable containers,
- Must do all homework/school work with a pen and paper (recycled, of course),
- Showers limited to 5 minutes. ….
Local reaction to Japan’s nuke disaster comes from Dr. Malcolm Locke, Haldimand and Norfolk’s acting medical officer of health: He says residents in our area have nothing to fear …
A key figure in Norfolk’s tourism and economic department is getting the axe. Reportedly, Cindy Vanderstar attracted over $1-million in free advertising to the area, last year alone ….. hmmmmm ….
Chatham-Kent’s acting medical officer of health is standing by his opinion that “the evidence is just not there that wind turbines harm peoples’ health.”
In Wainfleet, a consultant found 45 deficiencies in a report reviewing plans for the Wainfleet Wind Energy Project. To no one’s surprise, that raised several concerns among local council members ….
Last but not least: With the world’s attention focused on Japan and its crippled nuclear reactors, science correspondent provides a sobering counterpoint, as he looks back at the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which is approaching its 25th anniversary. The findings are eye-opening to say the least.
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