Catherine Porter, an environment reporter for The Star, has long thought of herself as green. She composted years before the city's green bins. Her one-year-old is the only baby at childcare in cloth diapers. And she bikes to work most frost-free days. What a shock then, to learn last spring that her eco-footprint spanned 6.6 hectares - enough to cover Nathan Phillips Squares plus three downtown city blocks. Since then, she's been on a mission to bind her feet...
Peter Gorrie can't remember a time he wasn't fascinated by the environment and he's been reporting on it, off and on, for more than 20 years. Over that time, one conclusion stands out: Less is more. Conservation is the answer to just about every environmental question. That's why, apart from speed and convenience, he's a year-round bike commuter and is working, and spending, hard to shrink his energy bill. He does, however, burn up a few watts communing with a screensaver of his favourite place: in a canoe on a roadless lake in Northern Ontario.
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