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September 24, 2012

A Tribute to Forests

Amidst autumn's beautiful changing leaves and bursts of colour, we think it’s the perfect season to celebrate and bring awareness to our forests. In this issue, read about why protecting the world’s forests is essential to our future and how you can wield your consumer power to buy responsibly made paper products. And don’t miss the details on how you can help double Canada’s urban forest. Then check out this fantastic leaf identification guide (a great primer for a walk in the woods), get ideas for celebrating National Tree Day and find out why adding trees and other elements of nature to your home has amazing health and financial benefits!

BONUS—enter our latest contest and WIN prizes that help save forests!

Finally, we always love to share delicious, healthy recipes. Give seasonal grapes the spotlight with tasty recipes for concord pudding and grape and fennel harvest bread. Or try this hearty bean burrito recipe—perfect for vegetarians.


Trees Today, Gone Tomorrow
Why protecting the world’s forests is essential to our future... more»

Help Us Double Canada's Urban Forest!
Trees help create sustainable, healthy and liveable cities... more»

Shop Smart: Paper Products
13 eco-friendly sources of everyday paper goods ... more»

Fall Foliage:
The science behind fall's changing leaf colours... more»

For the Love of Trees
September 26 is National Tree Day: how will you celebrate? more»


Design with Nature in Mind
Incorporate biophilia in your home and discover amazing health and financial benefits... more»

great recipes:

Concord Pudding
The grapes are at the peak of local bounty right now and bursting with fresh, juicy flavour. Serve this colourful dish with any festive fall menu and delight your guests... more»

Grape and Fennel Harvest Bread
Try this delectable, easy-to-follow recipe, which showcases the tasty fruit. Warning: it's addictive! more»


The BEST Black Bean Burritos
Stock your freezer with these healthy, vegetarian and best of all—amazingly tasty—burritos... more»


The Life and Love of Trees
by Lewis Blackwell

Trees For Life – 52 Tips to Double Our Urban Forest
by Lorraine Johnson

Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet
by Bill McKibben

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