All posts by: Tai Munro

My Latest Foray into Improving My Own Energy Efficiency

I live in an old townhouse and I’m a renter so these two realities significantly restrict my ability to make energy efficiency improvements. But I keep working on it. My latest challenge was to make...

Getting Ready for Car-Free Day

One of the interesting things about ecomobility (getting around via people powered options) is that many of the people who do it are not thinking about being more environmentally friendly. During the ...

Living Car-Free: Is it Worth it?

What could be more Albertan than a snow storm hitting the city two days into my car free trial? What could be more frustrating than injuring my knee two weeks before I commit to going car free? But a ...

I wish my bike would do that!

I have been attempting to function without using my car for almost two weeks now. Some things have been really easy; I don’t like to drive to work anyway given the convenience and lower cost of tran...

I’ve filled out the carbon footprint calculator, now what?

I spend a lot of time working with the Zerofootprint Edmonton Kids Calculator since it’s the focus of the school environmental program that I deliver. There is also an adult calculator that I don’...

Lights Out

I like the dark. I mean real dark, not the ambient glow of the city. When it’s dark I’ve seen bats, owls, and flying squirrels, meteor showers, the Northern Lights, and the constellations. I used ...

Making Every Hour Earth Hour

Last year at this time I was busy planning for Earth Hour. My friends and I had been talking about having a dessert potluck and Earth Hour seemed like a good opportunity. I emailed out the invites, cl...

A Checklist for Energy Efficiency

It’s not quite spring in Edmonton yet, but it’s getting close enough that some of us are starting to dream about warmer weather and the popular warmer weather pastime of home improvement. ...

Who can be greenest?

As thoughts of the Olympics dance in my head I find myself wondering if competition to be the greenest will ever become as popular as competition to be the fastest. I recently read about how, now that...

The Rebound Effect

I remember being a kid bouncing on a rebounder. At least that’s what my family called it. It was basically a mini trampoline. I had never heard of the rebound effect at that time but today it is an ...

Measuring our Carbon Footprint

It’s the highlight of my week to go out to a school classroom. I get out of the office, meet new people, and I’m away from my computer. Okay, I don’t completely get away from the computer becaus...

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