letter from the director
From all of us at Beaches Living Guide, we hope you are enjoying the wonderful harvest festival of autumn and getting ready for the holiday season with family and friends!
As we approach the end of the year, it is natural to look over what the year
has meant to each of us. A popular topic this past year was how to be
green and reduce our carbon footprint. Very quickly, we have all become
concerned, or alarmed about how we must do more to protect the environment.
You may have wondered where to start or what you can do that really makes
a difference. The fact is, what we can do is closely related to our lifestyle
decisions. Whether we select outdoor activities or healthier eating, “Greener has always been our choice and
it gives us a better quality of life.” we know
that healthier, greener choices make us feel good, as well as
do better. Greener has always been our choice and
it gives us a better quality of life.
A friend this summer proudly told a story of her daughter who worked at a camp this summer. Once in awhile, her daughter was able to come home for a one-day visit. When her mom offered to drive her to Union Station one day, she said that she only needed to be dropped off at the subway. The young daughter reasoned that this would not only save gas and cause less pollution, but also spare her mother from driving to the centre of downtown in a traffic jam.
Her mom was surprised and very proud of her daughter. She has told the story to many friends to illustrate how small things can make so much difference, both to the environment and how we feel about doing our part.
We hope you enjoy the stories told in this issue as much as you have enjoyed our past issues. Take a walking tour in the Balmy Beach area. Plan an excursion with our Day Tripping ideas. We also hope you enjoy learning how our water is processed and no longer are puzzled by those recycling numbers on the bottom of containers.
Beaches residents have always been known to be health conscious and protective of the environment around them. We do hope you continue to discover steps you can take in order to bring your influence to the neighbourhood and the world around us.