Eco

Loops and Change: Vancouver Eco Fashion Week Welcomes H&M

Jenica Chuahiock | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Style
Jenica Chuahiock

H&M's attempt to practice the closed-loop fibre strategy is a needed initiative in fashion sustainability. It is an interesting solution, not just for its environmental benefits, but also for its commercial and economic potential.

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

Candice Batista | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

Eat sage everyday, it improves digestion and breaks down fatty deposits that cause cellulite. Enjoy a cup of coffee, but keep the left over grounds. They are a great natural cellulite treatment. Simply rub them on the problem area, rinse and apply your moisturizer.

Eight Ways to Have a 'Greener' Workday

Lisa Borden | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Sure, we all work hard, but why are all of those office building lights still on at 3 am? Your cell phone charger that is plugged in (that is warm even when not charging), the wireless printer that is always on (we see the glowing light) and that computer you never shut down are all offenders in the perpetual energy (and bank account) drain. Unplug, people!

Earth-Friendly Tips for Eco-Sexuals

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

What is an ecosexual, you might ask? It's about looking at the Earth not as 'mother', but as 'lover' -- calling to reduce our carbon footprints and revolutionize how we each truly impact our environment. What's a better trend than being eco-friendly and increasing your pleasure capacity at the same time?!

Can Travel Ever Really Be "Eco"? Try These Tips

Lisa Borden | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Borden

Traveling cannot really be considered an "eco" activity because it's definitely harder on our world than staying at home sweet home. Consider the following seven tips before you travel in order to be kind to your health, your travel companions, and our planet.

My Sustainable Dream Vacation

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Meghan Telpner

Sustainable vacationing is about choosing a way to have a holiday that will fully support the local community, the environment and the health of both the staff and the guests. These are things we rarely think about when we book that all inclusive package to lay at the beach for a week sipping on daiquiris.

Natural Blemish Busters For a Clear Face

Candice Batista | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Style
Candice Batista

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.

Eco Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

Candice Batista | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

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!

4 Sites to Fight Greenwashing

Candice Batista | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

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.

8 Tips to Go Green When Eating Out

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home
Lisa Borden

Before you make a reservation, check out what the restaurant offers in terms of ingredients, menu items and eco-aspects. Ask if they use reusables, including cloth napkins and tablecloths. If you currently frequent establishments that use disposables (plastic cups for condiments and coleslaw), suggest that they switch.

Making the Grade This School Year

Lisa Borden | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada
Lisa Borden

That new backpack full of requisite supplies (read: expensive) might be good for the three Rs of school (reading, writing, and arithmetic) but they ce...

10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Lisa Borden | Posted 09.29.2011 | Canada
Lisa Borden

Get as fit as you can while taking care of the planet by enjoying the summer outdoors. Focusing on a few of the following steps means we can walk down a new greener path together.

Preaching to the Audience Whilst the Choir Gives Me Grief

Candice Batista | Posted 08.19.2011 | Canada
Candice Batista

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 ...