Sunday, December 7, 2008


Hello all,

The members at the Ecovillage have bought a compost bin but our plan to put it in the school quad has not worked. If there is somewhere in the Nipissing/Canadore campus that you can think of which we can use as a location for the compost bin then please share, it would be most appreciated. Or if someone has a close location near the school which we can put the bin, then it would also be cool.

Thanks everyone,


Friday, December 5, 2008

Engines of Change

The one widget we have so far on our blog, "Green Guide Tip of the Week" just brought something my attention a few minutes ago. I clicked on today's "tip" and came across this search engine called 'Blackle'. Below, is the brief article that was posted explaining the energy this search engine is saving. Enjoy!


Engines of Change

4:10 pm - November 24, 2008

Photo: Engines of Change

Over the course of the year, energy consumption from personal computers contributes the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as burning 32 gallons of gasoline.

You may not be able to cut back on your web browsing, but your search engine of choice can help cut back on that energy use. Powered by Google, Blackle provides the same search results as but on a blacked-out background, saving over 944,500 kilowatt hours of energy since the engine's launch in 2007. If the transition from white to black is rough on the eyes, try, also powered by Google, which saves a bit less energy than Blackle but allows the user to chose from a variety of colorful alternatives to the white screen.


And there you have it! As soon as this post is done, I'm changing my home page! I hope you do too! Here is the link again:

Movember's Over

Well, Movember was a success. The Eco Village rocked our moustaches for the duration of the month, and looked dirtier than ever. In the end, we raised approximately $250.00 to go towards prostate cancer research! The donation table raked in a ton, and we are going to definitely set it up more than once next year. It's difficult to gauge something new and how to go about it, but now we know!

On another note! We volunteered to do the Salvation Army kettle jar drive, and we were able to raise approximately $750.00 over the course of 8 hours or so! It was a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Movember cause, and supported prostate cancer research with a dirty moustache (or "shin-stache" in regards to Colleen and Meghan)!