Where O’Where Does Our Glassware Go?

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Dear Mabel,  I’m collecting my glass jars. Does the recycling depot on the south side by the Enmax have a bin for glass? ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello Glass Jar Gatherer,  Great work on making sure those glass jars stay out of your … Continued

Concerned Composter

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Dear Mabel,  I would like to start composting but i don’t have a garden (or the space for one). Is there a place/person/organization in Lethbridge that would like extra compost? ———————————————————————————————————— Hello Concerned Composter,  What a great question! I’m sure … Continued

Green minds ride a bike

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Hi Mabel, This year we have been part of the Homeschool Natural Leader’s Project at Helen Schuler Nature Centre.  During our time there, we have learned so much on waste, resources, and technology. As part of our class, our family … Continued

What’s That Sound?

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Dear Mabel, I actually found the Environment Lethbridge website while researching air quality for Lethbridge. Being a green queen from way back, I think it’s great to have a public organization that dedicates itself to sustainability. However, I was wondering … Continued

The Bee’s Knees

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For this edition of Dear Mabel, Mabel is joined by Chelsea Sherbut from the Lethbridge Bee Enthusiasts. Dear Mabel:  I purchased a bee house to hang this year, but currently our yard does not have any bee attracting plants. My … Continued

To Tree or Not to Tree?

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Dear Mabel, I’m struggling to decide between a real and an artificial Christmas tree. Can you tell me which choice is better for the environment?   A. Artificial trees will save you money in the long run, they do have … Continued

It Shouldn’t Cost the Earth

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Dear Mabel, Saving the environment seems really expensive. Big ticket items like solar panels or home improvements are well out of my budget and even smaller changes aren’t easy. What can I do that literally won’t cost me any money? … Continued

Keeping the Heat In

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A reader asks: How do I make the best choices when it comes to home improvements and renovations for energy efficiency? A: There are many ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. So many, in fact, that we will break … Continued