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Dirty Diapers = Roofing Material… What?
What do you think of when you hear the words “dirty diaper”, certainly not roofing material. But the company Knowaste might just change all that. This Canadian company has developed a way of transforming soiled tush cloths into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. See this video to get a gimps on how it is done. According to Wikipedia, babies in the United States go through about 24 million diapers a year, contributing 3.4 million tons of waste to landfills. And, worldwide, the impact is too foul to contemplate: The average baby needs about 6,000 diapers before becoming potty-trained. There are a lot of babies in the world. The company plans to expand it’s services to domestic consumers in the future. Till then, from buying greener diapers, switching to reusable or even composting them, there’s plenty of ways to reduce the footprint caused by... Continue Reading
Elliot
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Baby squirrel has three mamas
It was a beautiful sunny day this Sunday past. A perfect day for a long bike ride. My partner and I decided to venture from the west end of Toronto to the East, to explore the Cabbagetown Art’s and Crafts Sale. In order to get there, we decided to go through Queen’s Park. In the center of the park, we came across a small group of people who seemed to be fawning over something. Upon taking a closer look, we realized it was a baby squirrel. He was quite taken with a young university student, by the name of Elliot.... Continue Reading
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Orphans no more
An inspirational story of human beings are coming to the rescue for baby elephants. The problem of course, is that humans are the reason why baby elephants need rescuing. That’s where the Nairobi nursery of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust comes in. It’s an orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation center, presumably one of the most successful in the world. It takes in elephants from all over Kenya, nurses them until they no longer need milk (and provides them with raincoats!), and slowly reintroduces them to the wild. So far, it has successfully rescued more than a hundred orphans.      ... Continue Reading
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