Saturday, 29 April 2017

#PeoplesClimateMarch #Ottawa #Ontario joins #ClimateChange #Protest

People's Climate March: Ottawa joins global climate change protest

April 29, 2017-Today was another proud day for science in Ottawa. A large group gathered at Ottawa City Hall for the People's Climate March, which ended at the US Embassy. The protest was part of a global movement to advance climate change solutions and protect our clean air and drinking water. It coincided with President Trump's 100th day in office. I marched in hopes that the government will start taking climate change seriously and admit that the science is settled. I marched to ask the government to stop investing in pipelines and start investing in clean energy. Climate change is real. The debate among scientists about mankind's impacts on the planet is over. We must act now.



Friday, 28 April 2017

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #SpeciesMigration #Pika

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

Species that are forced to migrate are not always able to evolve fast enough to survive in their new ecosystems. The American Pika is an example of a species being affected in this way by climate change. The Pika has already disappeared from over one-third of its original habitat.
 CLICK HERE to learn more!




I'm really inspired by Years of Living Dangerously and their hashtag #ClimateFacts to raise awareness about climate change. Paws For Reaction #ClimateFacts raise awareness about climate science, and also share solutions and renewable achievements. I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions about climate change or the Climate Reality Corps: email pawsforreaction@live.ca





Wednesday, 26 April 2017

#DogFood #Debate #CleanEating for #Dogs and #People

The great dog food debate: Clean eating is great for people, but what about our pets?

If you are a dog owner, you have likely taken part in the great dog food debate of the new millennium. What do I feed my dog? Veterinary food? Holistic diets? Raw? The way we feed our pets has changed dramatically since the industrial revolution- especially the past 10 years. Dogs used to eat scraps. Even retail dog kibble was just scraps, basically. Fast forward to 2017 and dogs have become true members of the family. They aren’t chained up outside and fed scraps anymore. They have beds, outfits, playdates- even sunglasses! The money people spend on their dogs has increased, and pet owners are more concerned than ever with the quality of their dog’s diet.

Monday, 24 April 2017

#Birding & #Biodiversity in my #Backyard #Ontario #Birds #ClimateChange

Get Outside: Birding and bio-diversity in my backyard




Today was a beautiful day in Ontario and I spent it bird watching, listening to the sounds of nature. This woodpecker was one of the friends I made today. According to Nature Canada, climate change is affecting birds in many different ways. Climate change can "alter distribution, abundance, behaviour, and even the genetic composition" of birds, and it also affects their breeding and migration habits.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Photos: March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


April 22, 2017- Hundreds of scientists and citizens rallied at Parliament Hill on Earth Day for the March for Science, to show their support for the scientific community. The March for Science is part of a global movement, with over 600 events planned worldwide and 20 of those events taking place in Canada. Evidence for Democracy hosted the Ottawa March for Science. The group held a sign making party on April 12 to prepare.


#EarthDay wisdom #Algonquin #quote #FirstNations

Earth Day wisdom

Happy Earth Day everyone! Celebrating mother Earth today with some first nations poetry to share with you all. Hope to see all my Ottawa Valley friends at the March for Science in Ottawa today!

"The Great Spirit is in all things:
He is in the air we breathe.
The Great Spirit is our father,
but the Earth is our Mother.
She nourishes us;
that which we put into the ground
she returns to us."

—BIG THUNDER (Bedagi), WABANAKI ALGONQUIN

Mother Earth photo by Andre Vandal Flickr

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #Vancouver #RenewableEnergy

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

What renewable energy commitments has your city made?
Cities and urban areas are responsible for 70-75% of global CO2 emissions. Vancouver is a city of 600,000 people, yet Vancouver is committing to going green, and is encouraging Canada to invest in renewables and become energy independent. Thank you Vancouver! CLICK HERE to learn more about Vancouver's commitment!




I'm really inspired by Years of Living Dangerously and their hashtag #ClimateFacts to raise awareness about climate change. Paws For Reaction #ClimateFacts raise awareness about climate science, and also share solutions and renewable achievements. I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions about climate change or the Climate Reality Corps: email pawsforreaction@live.ca



Friday, 21 April 2017

#EarthDay #Arpil22 2017 #MonarchButterfly #ClimateChange

Celebrate Earth Day: Raise awareness about the Monarch butterfly

Tomorrow everyone who loves Mother Nature comes together to protect her! April 22 is Earth Day and the Monarch butterflies need our help! They are at risk from climate change. Share this photo to raise awareness! CLICK HERE to learn more!




#AWAKE A Dream from #StandingRock #Documentary premieres on #EarthDay

Pre-order today: AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock premieres tomorrow on Earth Day

"I'm awake. I have been woken by the spirit inside, that demanded I open my eyes,"
-AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock




If you have been following the story of the water protectors at Standing Rock, then many of you are probably already aware of the lack of mainstream media coverage on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The water protectors have suffered abuse, freezing cold temperatures and have faced off with militarized police to protect their treaty lands, clean water and to block a decision that will have a huge impact on climate change. Their voices need to be heard, and their fight is real.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #Ticks #Pets and #Wildlife

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

Does climate change have an impact on your pets? You bet it does! We are already seeing an increase in numbers and more diverse species of ticks in North America as the climate warms. Ticks can transmit diseases including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Ticks are arachnids and they feed on blood. This means you, the moose and your pets are at risk. 
 CLICK HERE to learn more!




I'm really inspired by Years of Living Dangerously and their hashtag #ClimateFacts to raise awareness about climate change. Paws For Reaction #ClimateFacts raise awareness about climate science, and also share solutions and renewable achievements. I'd love to 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

#ExclusiveDeal on #TreeEra #subscription from #PawsForReaction #PromoCode

Get the promo code: Exclusive deal on TreeEra subscription from Paws For Reaction

Exclusive deal on TreeEra subscription from Paws For Reaction!

April has been a very exciting month for Paws For Reaction. First of all April 2 is Keira's 'Home-day' which is an adopted dogs version of a birthday. April marks the 5th anniversary of Paws For Reaction! April also marks my first full month as a certified Climate Reality Corps Leader. This month we are also celebrating Earth Day, when I will be taking part in the March for Science in Ottawa, Ontario.


Monday, 17 April 2017

#Celebrating #PawsForReaction #Ontario #PetBlog 5th #Anniversary

This month I'm celebrating the Paws For Reaction 5 year Blog-iversary!
Wooden background photo- Created by Graphictwister Freepik.com
Leaf photo- winnichip flickr
April 21, 2017 marks the five year anniversary of Paws For Reaction! It's hard to believe it's been five years since I started this journey. I began this journey at the same time as I was looking for the perfect dog. I found Keira, and she was one of the best decisions I ever made. She inspired me to write about pets, and has since then inspired me to connect with nature. Her love of nature has made me want to protect it. She is my best friend. 


Paws For Reaction has opened so many doors for me, and has lead me to meeting some incredible people. I've also been fortunate to tell the stories of some amazing pets. I hope that my readers have been as inspired reading, as I have writing. In the beginning Paws For Reaction was just about pets and pet nutrition, but now it's about so much more! This year marked the launch of the Green Living section- an archive of content created with nature and the environment in mind. The Green Living section celebrates sustainability, wildlife and the great outdoors, and educates about climate change. I've really enjoyed this transformation, and I hope you all have too. Thank you for coming along with me as I seek eco-friendly solutions for everyday life!

Photo and design by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©
 Two years ago we brought home little Hazel, and the plan was to launch a puppy section on Paws For Reaction. Unfortunately Hazel's health has been complicated, and I didn't have your average puppy owner problems to write about. Instead, I wrote the series Dealing with a Doggy Disability which I'm really proud of. It was a difficult time, but I hope my experiences were able to help someone who may have been in a similar position.

Photo and design by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©

I'm so excited to move forward with the evolution of Paws For Reaction! After the first five years I have to say I'm just as excited as the first day! Thank you for reading and engaging! Cheers to the next five years!



To celebrate 5 years Paws For Reaction launched a new logo design!


Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez became a certified Climate Reality Leader in 2017


New look on Paws for Reaction!



Sunday, 16 April 2017

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #ScientificConsensus

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

There is a
consensus among climate scientists and scientific organizations about the affects of man on the Earth's climate. According to climate scientists we are already seeing the affects of global warming. 


CLICK HERE to learn more about the scientific consensus from NASA. CLICK HERE to read "Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature."




I'm really inspired by Years of Living Dangerously and their hashtag #ClimateFacts to raise awareness about climate change. Paws For Reaction #ClimateFacts raise awareness about climate science, and also share solutions and renewable achievements. I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions about climate change or the Climate Reality Corps: email pawsforreaction@live.ca

Friday, 14 April 2017

#NationalDolphinDay #April 14 2017 #Oceans #Oceana #Canada

Happy National Dolphin Day!

Whales are my favourite creatures on this Earth, but dolphins are a close second! April 14, 2017 is National Dolphin Day! Learn how you can protect Canadian dolphins by visiting Oceana Canada! CLICK HERE!

Dolphin photo by brownpau Flickr



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

#MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay 2017

March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


Photo by Stephen Melkisethian

I will be heading to Parliament Hill on April 22 to join in the March for Science for Earth Day, and I'm really excited to join such a large group of people. This walk is part of a "global celebration of passion for science." Science needs to be protected from funding cuts and political or corporate interference. I will be walking to raise awareness about pollution and climate change. Hope to see you there!

11:00 am Saturday, April 22 at Parliament Hill


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

#Recipe #Blueberry #Crofters #JamJam #Muffins

 Recipe: Blueberry Jam Jam Muffins


I love baking muffins! They are so quick and easy! My favourite muffins to bake are blueberry muffins- especially jam stuffed blueberry muffins. For that I use my favourite fruit spread: Crofter's Organic Wild Blueberry! Sharing my best recipe below! Let me know what you think if you try it out! Recipe makes two dozen!




Saturday, 8 April 2017

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #Hydroelectricity

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

When we talk about man-made climate change, we also need to celebrate the solutions already in place all over the world. Canada has a long way to go when it comes to harnessing renewable energy for the gross population, but our history of using hydroelectricity is something to be proud of. CLICK HERE to learn more!



I'm really inspired by Years of Living Dangerously and their hashtag #ClimateFacts to raise awareness about climate change. Paws For Reaction #ClimateFacts raise awareness about climate science, and also share solutions and renewable achievements. I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions about climate change or the Climate Reality Corps: email pawsforreaction@live.ca




Friday, 7 April 2017

Protecting the #OttawaRiver #watershed #FirstNations history

Protecting the Ottawa River watershed: First Nations history important for the future of the environment

Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©
“Water is speaking: Are we listening?” That question was posed by Saugeen First Nation Chief Randall Kahgee in the book Boiling Point by Maude Barlow. Water is life- the indigenous people have always known this to be true. Water feeds our bodies, water is our bodies. Water is prosperity; water is safety. Water should be clean.