An avid permaculture gardener, locavore, and novice (but enthusiastic!) canner, Catherine Winter-Hébert joins Inhabitat after spending the last decade working as a writer and event guru for non-profit/eco organisations. She has contributed to both print and web-based media for clients across North America and Europe, and is slowly plodding her way through her first novel-writing attempt.
Born and raised in Toronto, she has given up city life and moved to the wilds of rural Quebec with her husband, where they collaborate on graphic design projects for their company, Winter-Hébert. Their new, rustic lifestyle is chronicled in her personal blog: 33 Leagues from Mount Royal, where she touches upon the ins and outs of homesteading and self sufficiency in the Great White North.
When she isn't writing or delving into artstuffs, Cate can be found reading, wrestling with various knitting projects, or tending her garden.
You may have seem some brilliant book planters on Pinterest or Tumblr and marvelled at how such a simple project can yield such beautiful results—I know I have! The folks over
"During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall Repreve-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic
Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more
Reliable Big Horn wall tent Tents Reliable Tent & Tipi Company has been making tents since 1945, using canvas and natural materials for a variety of different shelter styles. If you're
Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your dishwasher's
STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape edges and
Designer Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree, whose crop circle towels we featured a couple of months ago, has created a new, eco-friendly piece of home decor: the Cedar Aroma
Image © handknitted4you Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society's love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has created so much
Made of marble, larch wood, and cork, KREOO's "River and Stream" series of seating pieces evoke the soft beauty found in river stones. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, these pieces are
What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal shears
Nanoleaf, who previously released the fabulous Bloom LED light, has created a shiny new piece in time for Earth Day 2015: the Nanoleaf Gem! This LED décor bulb, which has a light quality equal
Are you thinking of keeping some chickens in your backyard, but don't know how you're going to house them? The Poultry Guide has put together this fab little collection of 10 free coop
I’ve been reading through your blog, and I really enjoy it. I thought you might be interested in the eco-conscious Hydaway™, a reusable water bottle that folds down to
Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical fish, sea
If you happen to live in Leicestershire, UK, and have always dreamt of growing your own food, you're in luck.
BIG's proposal was a bright urban park that bridged the new structures with the site's existing historical buildings. The new addition would be comprised of three towers, the
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Panda is already known globally for its sustainable bamboo sunglasses, and now they're releasing the Panda Watch; the first of its kind. Elegant and minimalist, the watches are handcrafted from
Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime. Track air and water quality, monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras and shop
World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel sits on
https://vimeo.com/110566773 Once a common sight throughout Britain, hedgehogs are now disappearing quickly. These iconic animals numbered close to 30 million back in the 1950s, and now, their
Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Geauga County Hershey
Backyard gardens and home-scale farms are popping up all over the world as people re-develop an interest in cultivating their own food, but gardening newbies can get a bit lost at times. While
Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in
INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability
If you're not yet familiar with the Zayed Future Energy Prize, check it out! It celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, vision and leadership in renewable energy and
The sprawling, 3,700-square-foot home is open concept, with different living spaces delineated by frames. On the 1,000-square-foot ground floor, dark, polished concrete floors juxtapose
Award-winning actor and staunch eco-activist Leonardo DiCaprio is launching a new project: transforming a small island off the coast of Belize into an eco-resort and conservation area. He
1. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota Named after the voyageurs, the French-Canadian fur traders who were regular visitors through the area a couple of centuries ago, this national park is one
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