Shifting Sandy

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Dec 162012

The past month or so have been tough for Americans along the eastern seaboard. Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, Superstorm Sandy…whatever you wanted to call it was devastating. I was a bit shocked by how quickly climate change was blamed for Sandy, as if bad weather and devastation is something new. When New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg [Read More]


As did many others I received a personalized letter, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), in my email inbox yesterday indicating that at long last they had updated Ontario’s compost framework. This includes new standards and guidelines. This has been a long time coming. The original <em>Interim Guidelines for the Production and Use of [Read More]

Feb 252012

I had the opportunity to sit in between the Mayor of London, Joe Fontana and Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, the Honourable Chris Bentley yesterday as I chaired the Mayor’s Sustainable Energy Council (MSEC). Mr. Bentley was there at my invitation to kick off the meeting and bring some remarks from the Province.  Our group of [Read More]


In advance of the upcoming Mayors Sustainable Energy Council meeting on 24 February I thought I would share this press release highlighting  the recipients of the Energy Saver Outstanding Business and Community Outreach Grants. MEDIA RELEASE Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 For Immediate Release:   London Energy Savers Receive Recognition From MSEC   London:     The [Read More]

Jan 202012

Austin, Texas claims to be the live music capital of the world. Every year they host the South by Southwest music festival. This week Austin has been hosting the 20th annual US Composting Council conference at the Renaissance Hotel. The conference features about 700 delegates that include about 130 exhibitors. It is gratifying to see [Read More]


The agricultural sector is often thought of as an end market for composts produced from residential and IC&I organic wastes. However, farms may also be places where off-farm organic wastes can be processed. On farm anaerobic digestion and biogas production is starting to grow in Canada. The on-farm management of organic wastes, in this manner, [Read More]

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