Hooked on the Bay

Project Project: Hooked on the Bay Artists: Marlene and Heather Smith & others wool on burlap backing, 2020 Installation Site: Port Rowan Public Library Hooked on the Bay: Made during Covid-19 isolation, over 30 participants created the small squares coming together on zoom and through one outdoor event. Marlene Smith, a long-time rug hooker, and…

Blood and Water

Project “For most of my life I struggled to know where I fit. I didn’t know my culture, so I didn’t fit in with the “Native kids”; and I looked different so was bullied by the kids in town. This film shares some of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my road to reclaiming…

Why Water Treatment Can’t be a One Size Fits all Approach in Coastal Communities

by Communications Coordinator – Saarah Rasheed Every community, big or small, has unique conditions and challenges when it comes to accessing a safe drinking water supply. Whether there are concerns over saltwater intrusion, old infrastructure, or preserving important cultural traditions – all these factors come into play when designing water supply systems.  This is especially…

Many thanks for the support to a wonderful start in growing edibles from food scraps

by Learning Lead – Elisabeth Huang This year, the United Nations Environment Programme (United Nations Environment Programme, 2021a) published a Food Waste Index Report that points out that more than 17% of our food is wasted. According to UNEP Programme Manager, James Lomax, food waste contributes up to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions around the…

On the Mend, Part 1: Making Clothes Last with Embroidery and Sashiko Stitching

by Learning Lead Katie Yantzi I’ve always been a happy thrifter when it comes to my wardrobe—second-hand shops and clothing swaps are my jam. This initially stemmed from frugal shopping habits and a desire to find unique pieces, but I’m becoming increasingly motivated by the sustainability aspect. The clothing industry is responsible for 10% of…