Lifestyle

When I go yard saling this spring, I’ll be looking for Friends of the Earth Bee Cause signs!

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on April 25, 2018
When I go yard saling this spring, I’ll be looking for Friends of the Earth Bee Cause signs!

Spring has sprung and, in my home town, Chatham, Ontario, that means the yard sale circuit gets underway. I have wonderful memories of taking my mother and father out for a drive in the spring. Whether heading out to Lake Erie or just around town, Mom always checked out how the trees had survived the […]

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How will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the planet and your wallet?

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle by on December 21, 2017
How will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the planet and your wallet?

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is the issue closest to my heart. We know that Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of […]

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Lifestyle Recipe: Vegan Sugar Cookies

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle by on December 6, 2017
Lifestyle Recipe: Vegan Sugar Cookies

  Instead of buying this holiday season, think about baking! It’s a great way to spend time with friends & family, while doing something great for the environment. If you can buy your ingredients local, all the better! You’ll be saving our Earth from the environmental impacts associated with transportation, while also supporting your neighbour. […]

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Taking the Next Step – Ask your financial planner how you can help Save the Bees while managing your assets!

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle by on November 16, 2017
Taking the Next Step – Ask your financial planner how you can help Save the Bees while managing your assets!

What if you could make a difference to the fate of the bees while giving university students unique experience for their resumes? And what if you could do this tax-effectively while planning for your own future needs? If you work with a financial planner, she or he should be able to advise you on tax-effective […]

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An Antidote to 21st Century Alienation – Connect With Nature

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle by on June 1, 2017
An Antidote to 21st Century Alienation – Connect With Nature

Consider 21st century life dull and alienating? Don’t fret: we’ve got a solution that will reconnect you with nature and stimulate your stunted attention span! Around the world, the United Nations is calling on people everywhere to connect with nature. Here in Canada, we have a world of possibilities. Friends of the Earth recommends three […]

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Help Save the Bees – the Wild, Native Bees Need You

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, Policy, The Bee Cause by on April 19, 2017
Help Save the Bees – the Wild, Native Bees Need You

You want to help save the bees? Guess who is waiting for you in your garden – and it’s not me, Bea! You might have leaf-cutters, mining bees, bumblebees or sweat bees and lots more. These are wild, native bees, and there are over 825 species in Canada that need your help! Leave the hives to […]

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Share Your Love For Wild Bees

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on August 17, 2016
Share Your Love For Wild Bees

We are thrilled that Matt & Nat have selected Friends of the Earth Canada’s Let It Bee campaign to be featured in their 2016 Hope Charity Bag campaign. Upon purchasing one of these beautiful, vegan handbags, you can choose Friends of the Earth Canada as the recipient of the full purchase price to support our work […]

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Wild bees need love

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Wild bees need love

  A lot has changed since we wrote the previous federal Environment Minister about her duty to act to protect four at-risk wild bees.  Friends of the Earth and four other environmental groups, represented by Ecojustice, pointed out to the then Minister that she routinely failed to list species for protection under the Species at […]

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Show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on February 9, 2016 3 Comments
Show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day

We’re asking you to show your love for bees this Valentine’s Day by sending Canada’s Beekeeper-in-Chief (a.k.a. Minister Catherine McKenna) this Valentine’s Day e-card. Help us in this great warm and fuzzy ask (like the bumble bees themselves) to a new government committed to restoring the rightful place of science and scientists in decision-making. Join […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Bea asks you to do three things for the bees in 2016

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on December 28, 2015 1 Comment
New Year’s Resolution:  Bea asks you to do three things for the bees in 2016

  Every year, millions of honey and native bees and untold number of other insect pollinators are killed by pesticides used on seeds for corn, soybeans, sunflowers, fruits and other crops.   Hi, I’m Friends of the Earth Canada’s  CEO, Bea Olivastri,  and I’m asking you to make a New Year’s resolution to do three […]

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Bee-ing Thankful

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on October 9, 2015 0 Comments
Bee-ing Thankful

Think about our daily habits and you can’t escape the fact that bees are an important part of our lives.  Morning coffee and tea, honey on toast, an apple in our child’s lunch, mid-day snacking on almonds or grapes, a cranberry martini after work or apple pie for dessert at a dinner party.  Our holidays […]

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Falling For Bees

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on September 23, 2015 1 Comment
Falling For Bees

There’s one thing that Mother Nature hasn’t yet wreaked havoc with and that’s bringing the cooler comfortable temperatures for fall, like clockwork.  You unpack that sweater from the bottom drawer and think about dragging out your summer stowaway bins from the basement.  On second thought, maybe Indian summer is around the corner?  Unlike us, bees […]

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Saving Bees Promotes Harmony

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Saving Bees Promotes Harmony

What does it mean when people of every political persuasion feel that the government of the day is on the right track in limiting the use of neonics by 80% in treated corn and soy seed in an effort to save bees? Of those who would vote Liberal today, 85% think that the government is […]

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Guest Blog Post: Pollinators and Your Winter Garden

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Guest Blog Post: Pollinators and Your Winter Garden

Are You Getting Ready to Put Your Garden to Bed for the Winter? Kimberley Fellows, Pollination Outreach Co-ordinator for Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, was kind enough to contribute the following guest blog post on preparing your garden for winter. Kimberley shares some tips to keep in mind to keep your soil and […]

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Thank you, Sudbury Earthdancers!

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on July 31, 2014
Thank you, Sudbury Earthdancers!

Friends of the Earth would not be able to accomplish what we have without our dedicated volunteers, working to help us stand on guard for Mother Nature.   Take a look at the Sudbury Earthdancers, who have chosen Friends of the Earth Canada as a beneficiary to their annual performances for the past nineteen years! […]

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