Candice Batista
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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.

Entries by Candice Batista

Pretty Soon Your Entire Wardrobe Will Be Made From Plastic

(22) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 4:45 PM

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.

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Ethical Environmental Tourism Is The Future

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2016 | 4:55 AM

As a kid growing up in South Africa a trip into the wilderness was life-changing. Family vacations were spent on Safari and seeing animals in their natural environments touch my heart and soul deeply. From an early age I understood the importance of nature and conservation.
Nothing beats...

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We Are Making Oceans A Dangerous Place For Marine Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 12:56 PM

"Our oceans are an unsafe place to live." When I first read this quote on World Animal Protection's website I was very perplexed. How can this be? How can the oceans be an unsafe place to live? Well, after a little more fishing, I found the answer is...

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Get Radiant Skin Using The 5 Elements Of Seasonal Skincare

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 4:25 PM

Do you notice that when the seasons change, so does your skin?

My hubby is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor and has taught me so much about the mind and the body (especially the skin). In essence, TSC seeks to understand and facilitate...

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How Men Can Get The Perfect Shave

(3) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 4:27 PM

Ladies, listen up, man-grooming is becoming all the rage, although I am still trying to convince my husband to take the leap, he's not budging, at all! But if you have dude who like to primp and preen then read on.

First off, a man's skin is very different...

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How To Buy Your First Eco Mattress

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 5:05 PM

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.

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How To Know If Your 'Eco' Skincare Products Are Actually Toxic Free

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 2:59 PM

If you're a green beauty junkie like me, you know that in the last few years the natural and organic skincare sector has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry. This makes me so happy, when I began reporting on toxins in personal care products (almost 10 years ago...

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Keeping Cats Safe And Birds Alive

(12) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 1:57 PM

I love cats, if you know me well, you know this to be very true. I am a cat owner and live in a community where there are hundreds of cats, some of them roaming the neighbourhood and others, like mine, who sit in the window peering out with typical...

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Give Mom Some Eco Friendly Skincare This Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 5:41 PM

The average woman applies about 12 personal care products each and everyday and in some cases that means she's applying about 168 toxic chemicals.

This year for Mother's Day, why not give the gift of natural skincare? All of the items featured are tried and tested and are simply...

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Do You Know These Skin-Boosting Weapons Hidden In Your Kitchen?

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 12:40 PM

Earth Day is a great to time to take stock, especially when it comes to your beauty routine. The average women puts on between five and nine personal care products a day, that amounts to a lot of chemicals, about 175 in some cases.

The best way to start...

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Three Natural Hair Recipes.

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 12:08 PM

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.

Silky Soft Hair Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 egg Yolk
2 tbsp of olive oil
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Winterize Your Skin and Get a Holiday Glow

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 11:45 AM

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. In the winter, forced dry indoor air, wind, colder temps and less humidity all pull the moisture...

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Natural Blemish Busters For a Clear Face

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 4:32 PM

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...

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Eco Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

(5) Comments | Posted July 8, 2012 | 12:32 AM

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.

Indoors

Turn of anything that is not being used,...

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Aunt Flow Goes Green!

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 10:37 AM

Ladies, have you ever thought about greening your menstrual paraphernalia?

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...

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The Guy's Guide to a Green Valentine's Day!

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 1:11 PM

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.

Valentines Day is second only...

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12 Steps to Green Living

(8) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 10:46 AM

What on Earth...

Come on, get to it already! Are you walking the walk? Have you kept made your New Year's resolution? Good for you if you have. If you haven't, here are a few helpful tips to guide you.

1. Walk the walk!
Get...

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From Interdependence to Independence: When Did We Lose Our Connection?

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 1:10 PM

Everything in our universe, galaxy, solar system and planet is connected by the energy that permeates all of existence. When it comes to our planet, as the saying goes "We are all in it together!" All of us are inescapably connected to and dependent on every other microbe...

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4 Sites to Fight Greenwashing

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 10:46 AM

Trying to go green and not sure how to protect yourself from the "greenwashers"? Not sure if a company is being upfront.

Read on fellow greenie read on! Here is a list of resources to help you weed through all the enviro-mental claims.

1. The Business &...

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Preaching to the Audience Whilst the Choir Gives Me Grief

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2011 | 6:34 PM

For almost eight years, I have been dedicated to trying to help myself and others live a more ecological life. Yet, in my quest to be and do better I have found that, in some cases, the people that already on the road to green are the most critical.

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