Eco Friendly

6 Eco-Friendly Inventions That Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Our world doesn't look much like the ones envisioned in sci-fi flicks like Star Trek or Back to the Future, let alone the latest installment of Star Wars. Kids aren't buzzing around on flying skateboards, and we aren't dueling with light sabers. But who needs movies when real-world innovations are way cooler -- especially the ones poised to radically transform humanity's eco footprint.

Plastic Bottle Homes And Schools Turn Trash Into Something Special

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living

Turns out plastic bottles make great eco-bricks.

A Holiday Guide To Giving Greener Gifts

Jillian Doucette | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Jillian Doucette

The holidays are a notoriously wasteful time of year with an estimated 300,000 additional tonnes of garbage created by Canadians between mid November and New Years' Day. With an excess of gift wrap, consumer packaging, and food waste, that's not hard to believe. Here are five ways you can give the gift of green this holiday season.

10 Last Minute Eco-Chic Stocking Stuffers

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Style

Finish the year off with a nod to being eco-aware.

These Green Homes Look A Lot Like Hobbit Homes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living

They look perfectly suited to host a second breakfast.

Here's How Municipalities Can Reach Their Sustainability Goals

Stephanie Cairns | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Stephanie Cairns

On December 4, over a thousand mayors from around the world will meet in Paris to accelerate the work of local governments on climate change. Many Ontario mayors attending this event will arrive with a starting advantage.

A Canadian Climate Change Idea For The World To Follow

Rob Shirkey | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Rob Shirkey

Our greatest obstacle to transitioning to a more sustainable future is the systemic inertia of the status quo. The simple act of pumping gas is a habitual, automatic behaviour that has been normalized for several generations. Complacent, disconnected markets don't drive change. While we may not be actively saying, "Give me oil," we have the perfect downstream environment to perpetuate the status quo.

15 Holiday Gifts Perfect For The Eco-Fashionista In Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Style

The eco-friendly gifts for those on your nice list.

Be A Conscious Consumer Over The Holidays

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

On Black Friday, we are all encouraged to over-consume. This intense promotion continues right through the holidays (and then there are clearance specials, Boxing Day promotions and New Year kick-off deals). But what happens if we stop, think and don't react impulsively? What do we really need?

Green Beauty Essentials To Get You Through Holiday Party Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

These 10 green beauty must-haves will put a little extra sparkle in your on-the-go party-girl look.

10 Eco-Chic Ways To Add Parisian Flair To Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Style

Whether you’re sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week or scrolling through your Insta feeds for an up-to-the-minute taste of street style en franca...

How to Spend a Week in Czech Republic - Beyond Prague

Sara Graham | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

With a relocation to Sweden fast approaching, my partner and I were looking forward to wrapping up work (and packing) and living like it was our last chance to experience the Czech Republic. Who knows if we'll ever be back, and after 16 months in Prague, we wanted to take advantage of a bit more of the country.

12 Eco-Friendly Fitness Brands That Will Keep You And The Planet In Shape

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Style

Green goddesses, rejoice.

How Companies Are Striving for Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Companies in a variety of sectors are not letting potential challenges hinder their efforts to achieve a deforestation-free supply chain, however. Rather than allowing potential roadblocks to hamper sustainability efforts, corporations are harnessing technological innovations to achieve environmental and business objectives.

Earth Day Should Be 364 Days a Year

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Earth Day is an important date on the calendar that puts the spotlight back on the planet. However, as we all grow more interconnected around the world with a greater ability to have an impact -- both positive and negative -- it's equally important to recognize that the principles of Earth Day can't be ignored the other 364 days of the year.

10 Green Beauty Brands You Should Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Charlotte Singmin | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Style

Green brands are carving out a significant place for themselves within the beauty industry, and we eco-friendly beauty junkies couldn't be happier.

Green for the Holidays

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

These days, filling a large green plastic bag with paper and boxes is virtually unheard of in Canada. Thankfully. There is greater thought and consideration behind the reuse of products and how we can adopt more sustainable practices when celebrating our holiday festivities.

The Plastic Bank Fights Pollution and Poverty With Recycling

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

From pollution to poverty, social enterprises like the Plastic Bank are discovering new solutions to old problems. And Canadian entrepreneur David Katz shows us the key to successful social enterprises lies in changing the way we think, finding the value in people and things everyone else tosses aside.

8 Essential Beauty Products for Adventure Travel

Diana Petrucci | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

When you're bargaining in street markets, shaking hands, touching money, and using bathrooms sans soap and water, hand sanitizer is crucial, and you'll be using a lot of it. Unfortunately, this can be very drying on the skin since most are formulated entirely with ethyl alcohol. Nothing puts me off more than a sterile hospital smell and scaly hands. Luckily, there are alternatives.

Is Being Environmentally Friendly a Waste of Time?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

The news is filled with Eco-Armageddon as each new study reveals that the polar ice is melting even faster, polar bears are starving, there are garbage gyres in the ocean, and sunblock is destroying coral reef. Is green living a worthwhile pursuit or are we really just wasting our time?

5 Secrets Of Eco-Friendly Buildings

Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living

When it comes to sustainable architecture, going green is all about finding alternative solutions to decades-old problems. Such advances aren’t alwa...

It Ain't Easy Being Green

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Living
Deborah Kimmett

Saving energy is the most necessary but exhausting behaviour. Let's face it: We're addicted to oil. We're powerless over the fossil. We need visionaries who will have the creativity and courage to lead us into a new way of doing things.

Earth Day: Sure I'll Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse... Except For That

Dileen Simms | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Living
Dileen Simms

On April 22, Canadians will join others across the globe to celebrate Earth day. We will take part in projects that highlight our particular concerns to improve life on our planet. I'm all about saving the planet, but there is still one eco-friendly thing I can't bring myself to do....

14 Little Things That Are Harming Our Planet

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Living

You might think you already know how to reduce your carbon footprint: walk or bike instead of driving, limit flights, recycle. And some of the little ...

11 Eco Ways for Parents to Live Well

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Conspicuous consumption is a part of parenthood that is hard to avoid, from diapers to bath toys. But there are real ways to keep an eye on Mother Earth while you lovingly mother your own offspring. Here are 11 Eco Ways to Live Well for everyday living with little ones -- and one or two just for you.