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Grounded articles share stories related to the environment and natural world around us.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Will COVID-19 lead to a 'new normal' in energy consumption?

Will COVID-19 lead to a 'new normal' in energy consumption?

Electrical consumption has dropped sharply since the outbreak started
Organizers of next week's eMERGE EcoMarket have postponed the shake-free event

Organizers of next week's eMERGE EcoMarket have postponed the shake-free event

In this Grounded feature we talk to Evan Ferrari about the decision to postpone the eMERGE EcoMarket scheduled for Saturday March 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
10th annual Resilience Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

10th annual Resilience Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

In this Grounded feature we speak to Steve Tedesco lead organizer of the Guelph Resilience Festival 2020 and he explains the decision by Transition Guelph to cancel the festival this year.
Making it trendy and sustainable to be out of fashion

Making it trendy and sustainable to be out of fashion

In this Grounded feature we talk to the organizers of the Retro Runway fashion show Tues March 10 in Peter Clark Hall at the University of Guelph that promotes sustainable fashion
Getting the scoop on keeping a coop

Getting the scoop on keeping a coop

In this Grounded feature we explore the pros and cons of raising chickens in an urban setting and get the details about an upcoming Raising Backyard Chickens Workshop Saturday March 21
Activists use a message of love to urge banks to divest from fossil fuels

Activists use a message of love to urge banks to divest from fossil fuels

In this Grounded feature we talk with environmental activists Meghan Lewis and MacKenzie Harris who are delivering Valentine’s cards to banks from Mother Earth
Trillium grant helps environmental group build on a foundation of reformation <b>(20 photos)</b>

Trillium grant helps environmental group build on a foundation of reformation (20 photos)

In this Grounded feature we take a walk around the grounds of the former Ontario Reformatory and talk with Amy Barnes from Yorklands Green Hub about plans to preserve a section for environmental research
Guelph activist remembered as the grandmother of the environmentalist community <b>(10 photos)</b>

Guelph activist remembered as the grandmother of the environmentalist community (10 photos)

This Grounded feature celebrates the life and lasting legacy of local environmental activist Clover Woods
U of G research getting some skin in the game of reducing our carbon footprint <b>(5 photos)</b>

U of G research getting some skin in the game of reducing our carbon footprint (5 photos)

In this Grounded feature we visit the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Guelph where they are developing materials from coffee bean skins and other food industry waste to make auto parts
Leaving a Green Legacy for future generations

Leaving a Green Legacy for future generations

Wellington County's Green Legacy Programme involves youth of all ages in the tree growing and planting process as a way of engaging and educating them about the natural environment