Eco Friendly

Is Being Environmentally Friendly a Waste of Time?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Everything You Need To Know About The Green Living Show

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - With an expanding slate of eco-friendly products coming to market, companies are rising to meet the growing demand among consumers keen on g...

Eco-Chic Wedding In Costa Rica

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

Get ready for a healthy dose of Vitamin D (and cuteness!) with this sunny destination wedding by event planners Mal Pais Green Weddings. Kevin and...

25 Of The Greenest Universities In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living

When it comes to going green, some universities are taking on the world. In its annual report, UI GreenMetric, a worldwide university ranking syst...

25 Ways To Be Green In 2013

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Yummy Mummy Club

The New Year is here and this is the time that many of us decide to make positive changes in our lives. No matter what shade of green you may be, the following list will hopefully give you some inspiration on how to make some eco-friendly changes for both your family and the environment.

Changing the Present: Choosing Eco-Gifts This Holiday Season

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Instead of careening madly around stores desperately purchasing gifts this holiday season (translation: possibly useless stuff that is not needed or wanted), make the getting and giving of gifts smart and easy -- change the present this year! Try these eco gift ideas for the holiday.

In Portland, I Found Nothing to Mock

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Travel
Beverley Golden

Portland's reputation is certainly one to be proud of. It's known as one of the most ecologically conscious places in the world. Hundreds of grassroots environmental organizations are based in and around the city. They don't just pitch this as a possibility, they genuinely live it and value sustainable growth.

Air Canada Flies on Cooking Oil

John Izzo | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Business
John Izzo

Air Canada has recently announced the "greenest flight" in the history of the airline. The flight operated between Toronto and Mexico City on June 18 when an Airbus 319 filled with passengers flew with a 50/50 mixture of normal jet fuel and bio-fuel made from recycled cooking oil. While this news was obviously a savvy marketing move for Air Canada, it also said a great deal about what must be done to achieve sustainability in our lifetime.

Want An Eco-Friendly Bag For Fall? Erin Templeton Is Here To Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Style

Whether it's vintage or brand-new, a purse can make or break a look. Lucky for us, Erin Templeton designs new leather bags as we all re-purposes vinta...

Allergy Soothers For Little Ones

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Our kids are perfect. It's just that when they have runny noses and itchy eyes they don't always look or feel that way. To make sure they are at their best, we put together a list of allergy Soothers for you to look through. Here are some of our favourites...

'Ecoholic Body' A Source On Everything That Comes Into Contact With Our Bodies

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Adria Vasil, an expert on all things green, unveils what's hiding in our hairstyling aids, sunscreens and even our clothing in "Ecoholic Bod...

7 Ways to Party in Good Health

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.

A Very Green Rosh Hashanah

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Be eco-"logical" about planning your family gatherings right from the get-go. Shopping locally for an organic Rosh Hashanah meal, apples and honey will not only help support your neighbours and community, but you will also serve kind, chemical and pesticide-free food.

10 Toxic Items You Should Stop Using Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living

Ever thought about how many chemicals you sprayed, slathered, swallowed or sniffed even before you left the house this morning? Lisa Borden, marketer ...