Environmentally Friendly

How To Plan An Environmentally-Friendly Family Vacation

Lisa Borden | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Travel is an indulgence that adds weight to my family's grand efforts at living lightly. I make sure that my conscious habits travel with us no matter where we venture. Keeping strong environmental values is even more challenging when on the go, but everything is better when you've planned ahead. Remember, as a green community, we aren't about easy and convenient.

You'll Feel Good While Feeling Good Here

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Who doesn't enjoy getting all kinds of pampered? Spas are wonderful, and generally even better when of the eco-friendly variety. Let's l...

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.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the Fourth R

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

Many of us grew up in a time when we finished with a piece of paper, crumpled it up and tossed it into a waste paper basket. Then recycling bins came along. And with it a message of reduce, reuse and recycle. Flash forward to 2013. It's time to revisit the three Rs and add a fourth -- renewable.

Going Green for Earth Day 2013

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

The colour green represents fertility, life, and hope, and what better way to embrace this colour than on Earth Day? Whether you participate in it by recycling your cosmetics packaging, using a reusable cup, or choosing eco-friendly products, now is the time to go green.

The Only Thing Green About Fur Is Profit

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Shannon Kornelsen

The mass slaughter of wildlife isn't the only thing unsustainable about the fur industry. Eighty percent of Canada's fur comes from factory farming, one of the most resource intensive and polluting industries on the planet. Yet the Fur Council of Canada's "Fur is Green" campaign remains largely unchallenged.

Eight Energy-Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

Cottage Life | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

For all we do during the summer months to try to be more "green," hosting dinner for the holidays can really have the opposite effect, not to mention hike up your hydro bill. In case you're hoping to save on energy and be a little better to the environment this holiday season, we've compiled a list of a few easy tips on how to do so.

Carbon Footprint: Why Should I Calculate it?

Lisa Borden | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

So, here's the thing. I am a self-declared "eco-advocate" (among other titles) and I like to believe that I live an eco-conscious life. Where I fail, ...

12 Steps to Green Living

Candice Batista | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

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.

Ways to Keep Warm in Winter

Lisa Borden | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

It's at this time of year I stare at my thermostat, wanting to turn it up two or three more degrees, but knowing that I have to find other ways to stay warm. Wouldn't it be nice to melt away a little of your heating bill while keeping the world cooler? Think about the following suggestions to stay warmer this winter!

Give It To Them In Green: Eco-Friendly Options For The Holidays

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Living

Want to give the people on your gift list something that's on the greener side this year? You can feel good about wrapping up (in recycled paper or re...

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.

The Easiest Way to Go Green? Use Common Sense

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.12.2011 | Canada
Lisa Borden

We're encouraged to consume more in order to reduce our impact. Buy green. Try this. Throw this out. Maybe you find it overwhelming, but just take a deep breath (of clean indoor air because I'm sure you've already rid your home of all toxic chemicals, right?) and don't write off living green.