ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Today, on St. Patrick’s Day dress up in your favourite green clothing, celebrate the environment, and lower your carbon footprint all at once!
As you are observing March 17 think green protocols remember to find opportunities to do it “green.” When you wipe down your door knobs, and mailboxes, use a recycled sheet of newspaper dipped in a water-bleach solution rather than using anti-bacterial wipes. Use newspaper as a great way to polish your mirrors and windows when you spray them with an ammonia OR a water-vinegar solutions This is a great way to recycle! When you are observing a voluntary self-isolation, use dishware, and cutlery which can be washed, and re-used rather than disposable items. Any types of action you make, will make a huge difference to the environment!
“They’re teaching about The Pyramid of Life in the schools today. There is the ground producing all the soil bacteria, which is in the top few inches. That grows the grass, and a lamb comes along and eats ten pounds of grass, and that makes one lamb, and then a tiger comes along and eats ten pounds of lamb, and that makes one pound of tiger. We have too many tigers. The Pyramid of Life is upset, and one of the things we must do is to turn from an animal economy to a silvan economy. We’ve got to have tree crops, instead of wasting all this land for raising beef and bringing money to the beef barons, who are proud to call themselves beef barons. It takes eighteen times more land to feed people on beef than it does on nuts and fruit. Eighteen times more land. When half the human family today are dying from starvation. I don’t feel justified in making these demands on the earth. I, myself have been a lifelong vegetarian. ” Richard St. Barbe Baker. State of the Forests. Probe Post Canada’s Environmental Magazine, October 1982. Richard Beharriell interview with Richard St. Barbe Baker in 1980.
Save some money, and go vegetarian, and save room in your freezer! A great meal which is super healthy, is a yoga retreat classic; Kichari. Soak some measured quantities of rice and lentil beans overnight. Drain the water before you are ready to cook them. Add double the amount of fresh water, bring to a boil then cook on the stove top for 20 minutes on simmer (covered.) Make each day a special treat by adding different herbs and fresh vegetables to your Kichari for that day.
Another green idea for your fresh vegetables, is by starting your own sprouts! In just a couple of days your sprouts are ready, and the only investment, is some sprouting seeds. Amazing and Green!
For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)
Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC.
“Buy less, choose well.”
– Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer