That’s It! (Well, not quite)

August 31st was not only Jupiter’s “got-me” day, it was also technically the end of my Fulbright research term. With the beginning of the 2016 school year and the end of the 2015 fiscal calendar, I am now a Fulbright alumni. The University of Alberta will be shutting down my UAlberta email and no more…

Garlic, Garlic, Garlic!

Do these words mean anything to you? Spanish Roja, Montana Giant, Genki, Spicy Korean Red, Fish Lake 3, Susan Delafield? These are all varieties of garlic. They all have different tastes and characteristics. ReThink grew all these varieties and more this year! Garlic selling is major fundraiser for ReThink, but more than that we are…

Rethinking Waste in Red Deer, Alberta

*Text reposted from the Fulbright Canada Blog Rethinking Waste in Red Deer, Alberta By Starr Brainard, 2015-2016 Independent Researcher in Canada I am currently about three months into my Fulbright experience. Come spring, I will be happily getting my hands dirty collecting production data from various alternative farms in Central Alberta. In the mean time,…

EcoLiving Fair in Red Deer

I hope all of you who made it out to Red Deer College this past weekend were as inspired by the EcoLiving Fair as I was (and that those of you who follow my Twitter were able to feel the inspiration vicariously).  Despite the added level of stress when you are involved on the organizing…

Finding lost posts: Eco-Leadership

In the craziness of EcoLiving earlier this month, my computer skills failed me, and this post was not published as intended! Expect an update this post, and current state of my Eco-Leadership grant soon.   The Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program provides small grants to current grantees and alumni of the Fulbright Canada program to partner…

Concluding Garbage-Free February

Hello, March. It’s good to see you. Garbage-Free February is officially over, but I plan to continue many of the waste reduction habits I started during February. I’ve enjoyed preparing my own food, cutting back on needless purchases, and simply not having to deal with trash. I’m going to continue using my hand-sown fabric bags…

Garbage-Free February

February ReThink Red Deer is going Garbage Free! This year is the 10th Anniversary of Garbage-Free February. This month long event is intended to raise public awareness of waste, and challenge individuals in a different way each week to reduce the amount of material they send to landfills. I have decided I’m going all the…

What a weekend!

I can see the semblance of a life emerging! I, cave-basement dweller and nerdy foreigner new to a city of mostly locals, had a BUSY weekend! Filled with both work and play, but when the work is what you’re passionate about it’s hard to differentiate. Friday, I kicked off the weekend by setting up ReThink…