Challenge Seven: Pull The Plug

What’s your biggest vice? Whether it’s driving too fast or eating too much junk food, many of us have at least one guilty pleasure that’s become a bad habit. But would you consider your use of personal technologies – devices like TVs, computers, tablets and smart phones – a vice? For the vast majority, the… Read More

Challenge Six: Have Fun

A yellow No. 2 pencil – picturing one may provoke memories of math tests or notebook doodles from your grade school days. But have you ever considered the environmental impact of a simple wooden pencil? The base materials used to make a pencil are simple enough: wood, graphite, rubber and aluminum. The wood used in… Read More

Challenge Five: Buy Local

As a consumer, you make choices everyday between competing businesses, such as whether to buy your morning coffee at Starbucks, Tim Hortons or an independent coffee shop. The choice of where to spend your money sends a signal through the marketplace that ultimately influences which types of businesses will succeed and which will falter. Along… Read More