People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.
The Otesha Project is youth led charity that mobilizes and empowers people of all ages to build a more sustainable and just world through our everyday actions, lifestyle choices, consumption habits, and community engagement. Each year The Otesha Project organizes teams of volunteers to cycle sections of the country, exploring issues ranging from Aboriginal justice to food security, and delivering Otesha’s award-winning brand of environmental education in schools.
I'll never forget the day I biked down Scenic Caves Road near Collingwood, Ont. Flying down the escarpment at breakneck speeds, I was all too aware of every pebble, bump and turn in the road. I rememb...
03/02/2015 01:21 EST
In an economy in which employment is increasingly scarce, Canadian youth need hard and soft skills to create their own opportunities. The Otesha Project, the youth-led non-profit where I work, combines experiential learning and bicycle tours to foster personal and professional development.
03/24/2013 12:52 EDT
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more