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Candice Batista

Eco Expert on The Marilyn Denis Show

Candice Batista has been reporting on environmental issues for the past 10 years. She began her career as a weather specialist at Canada’s Weather Network. After engrossing herself in climatology, Candice quit her job to launch (2006) the first, local green television series in Canada. As the host, creator and producer of A Greener Toronto, Candice was responsible for all the content, fundraising and day to day challenges of creating a brand new series. In 2011, the City of Toronto recognized her work with a nomination as a finalist in the Green Toronto Awards in the category of Environmental Awareness.

After 5 seasons of A Greener Toronto, Candice moved on to hosted and produced Pet Central on The Pet Network.

In 2010, she created, hosted and produced two more eco themed television shows, Global Footprints and @issueEarth.

In 2011, Candice had the chance to appear as a guest expert on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show, this led to a full time producer position and the role of resident eco expert on the show.

Candice is also one of a select group of Canadians hand-pick to be personally trained by Al Gore to present The Inconvenient Truth slide show presentation.

She’s a regular contributor in all things green on Huffington Post Canada’s website.

She’s hosted over 100 green events, including the Green Living Show and offers a popular lunch n’ learn presentation on how to go green room by room, she has lectured to over 1,000 people.

Her business “Eco”nomical Living Consulting helps people create healthy, green homes.

Born and raised in South Africa, Candice has been actively involved in environmental, social-justice, human-rights and animal-rights issues since she was a child. Currently, she volunteers for a number of different groups.

After completing a history degree at York University, Candice graduated at the top of her class with a post-graduate degree in broadcast journalism from Seneca College.
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5 Ethical Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

If you are racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy your mom for Mother's Day, why not choose something ethical. Paying it forward with gifts that help others is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day, right? Here are four ethical gifts that are beautiful AND give back.
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30 Ways To Help Animals For Earth Month

Sometimes saving the planet can seem like a daunting task, I know it was for me when I began my green journey almost fifteen years ago. Things were quite different back then, choices were limited and so was information, that's just simply not the case anymore. We have a great deal of green items to choose from that are effective and innovative and we have a ton of information at our fingers tips too.
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Pretty Soon Your Entire Wardrobe Will Be Made From Plastic

I've been on the search recently for more natural fibers and materials when it comes to the clothing I wear, especially my gym and yoga wear. Which is mostly polyester and synthetic (yours is too, check the label). Little did I know how bad this fabric is for our environment. After a bit of digging... it's not so good, to say the least!
03/20/2017 04:45 EDT
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We Are Making Oceans A Dangerous Place For Marine Life

We NEED the ocean to breathe, it's really that simple! In fact, marine plants give us terra-firma dwellers 70 per cent of the oxygen we need to live. And, even though we know this, we are still polluting the atmosphere so much that the temperature and chemistry of the oceans are changing.
06/06/2016 12:56 EDT
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How To Buy Your First Eco Mattress

From the price to the chemicals, buying a new mattress can be a nightmare and shopping for "natural" or "organic" one will definitely NOT have you sleeping easy. In fact, it's one of the hardest areas in the home to green and that's thanks to a number of factors. Investing in a new mattress is a big deal for most families, they are a huge expense, but if you make the right choice right out of the gate, you will be happy and will have made a good investment in your health and that of your family.
03/22/2016 05:05 EDT
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Keeping Cats Safe And Birds Alive

Cats, both pet and feral, cause 75 per cent or approximately 200 million bird deaths a year. The feral cat population is growing rapidly and shelters can't keep pace. In 2011, more than 50,000 cats were euthanized because homes could not be found.
03/03/2016 02:57 EST
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Three Natural Hair Recipes.

The change in weather can wreck havoc on out hair. Our hair is exposed to so many toxins, both from products and from the environment. These three recipes will help your hair all year long.
03/10/2014 12:08 EDT
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Winterize Your Skin and Get a Holiday Glow

The holidays are upon us and in most cases all of us will eat and drink way too much sugar, salt and fat. These type of foods can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want your skin to glow this holiday season, here are a few tips and products that will do the trick, beautifully.
12/19/2012 11:45 EST

Natural Blemish Busters For a Clear Face

So many of the products that we use to help our skin are making it worse, in most cases they are filled with synthetic chemicals. Plant oils are a great way to help heal the skin. Before you apply anything to you face, make sure you are not allergic and check with your doc too.
11/09/2012 05:50 EST

Eco Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

I live in Toronto and right now I feel like I am going to melt. It's hotter than Haiti and many people are trying desperately to beat the heat. Here are a few things that you can do to help yourself, while also helping the environment. There are many eco-friendly ways to keep cool!
07/08/2012 12:32 EDT
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Aunt Flow Goes Green!

I think about what I put in and on my body all the time, as I am sure you do as well. But it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I needed to change the products I use every month. To make the change, you will need to think outside of the box (the tampon box) and take a leap of faith! I did.
04/11/2012 10:37 EDT
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The Guy's Guide to a Green Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is a romantic time of year, that's for sure! And if you're a guy, you are probably wondering what to get that special someone. This year, keep the planet in mind; she'll love you for it and be impressed with your eco style.
02/08/2012 02:11 EST
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12 Steps to Green Living

Eat mindfully. Understand your impact. Do a one-day audit of what you eat, make a note of where that food came from and how it was produced. If you eat out, look for restaurants that source local foods and connect with your local farmers, too.
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