Green Living

Quiz: What Shade Of Green Are You?

Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living

How do you fare on our scale of green? From the AOL Partner Studio

This Is What Hybrid Cars Used To Look Like

Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living

Owning a car run by electrical power once seemed like an invention from the Jetsons’ future. But the truth is that the first electric car came onto the scene in the 1830s.

Pretty Soon Your Entire Wardrobe Will Be Made From Plastic

Candice Batista | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

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. After a bit of digging... it's not so good, to say the least!

Celebs That Embrace An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living

The environmental initiatives Leonardo di Caprio has spearheaded arguably makes him the greenest celebrity around, but he's not the only eco-friendly starlet giving the Earth a helping hand. Many stars endeavour to spread eco-awareness, whether it means starting a charitable organization of their own, putting renewable energy to everyday use, going vegan, or recycling.

5 Reasons To Be Green This St. Patrick's Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

More common than a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirt on St. Patrick's Day, the colour green is all around us. Whether it's the leaves in the trees, on your plate or the scarf of someone sitting across from you on public transit, it's hard to go a day without seeing green.

Green And Cheap: Affordable Ways To Go Green

Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living

Ozone depletion, air pollution and climate change are not just buzzwords ̶ they’re real-life issues that we often don’t take action on because we think they’re more expensive and less convenient. The good news is that even the smallest changes can make a considerable difference.

7 Ways My Family Is Kind To The Environment While Travelling

Allison Eberle | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

We want to eat exotic foods, watch photo-worthy sunsets and lounge by the pool without worrying about deadlines or cooking dinner. But over years of taking family vacations to destinations as near as Banff National Park and as far as Cambodia, I've come to realize that my family's travels aren't all about us.

Save Water By Celebrating Shower With A Friend Day

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Shower sharing is planet caring, so do your duty to Mother Nature this Sunday and find a friend to shower with. While you are at it, there are other ways you can take care of our most valuable resource and reduce your monthly bills.

How You Can Help Save These 4 Animals On The Brink Of Extinction

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

We are currently embroiled in a mass-extinction event and, by 2025, up to a fifth of our known wildlife species will be lost. Don't worry, this post isn't like the last ten minutes of a wildlife documentary where they tell you that all the lovely animals that you have been enjoying are about to die, and it's your fault.

Why Dirty Kids Are Healthy Kids

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Parents
Nikki Fotheringham

As a parent, your job is to protect your kids from harm and stories of superbugs and flesh-eating viruses may have you liberally basting your children with hand sanitizer, and cleaning your home with chemicals that promise to send bacteria packing. Well, put down the bleach and put your feet up. As it turns out, dirt is actually good for our kids!

Fragrance Is The New Second-Hand Smoke

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Being clean and smelling great should never mean using manufactured, toxic substances that you will inhale and absorb. If you insist on wearing a scent or scenting a space, please consider these ways to smell fresh while going fragrance-free.

Old Man Winter Slays Mayor Gregor's Green Vancouver

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Winter has come to Mayor Gregor Robertson's Vancouver. And the city's lack of preparation has become its own sort of George R.R. Martin epic. The land is frozen under a thick layer of snow and ice. Travel has become treacherous. Hundreds swarmed local fire halls like white walkers, trying to get some free salt.

10 Recipes To Celebrate Pantone's 2017 Colour Of The Year

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

A new year means new beginnings, resolutions, and a fresh start. With 2017 finally among us, we can't help but anticipate all the exciting (and tasty) opportunities that lie ahead! Fittingly, Pantone's colour of the year, Greenery, reflects the exhilarating feeling of evolving.

You Can Love Wood And Still Be A Forest Hugger

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

You have probably bought forest products like lumber for a home reno or notepaper for school supplies and wondered how your purchase affects the forest it came from. You may feel guilty, but you shouldn't if the forest products you buy are harvested sustainably and certified to internationally recognized standards.

15 Green Bathroom Tips That Saved Me $1,000 A Year

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

I've managed to cut the costs in my bathroom by over $1000 a year (true story!). By switching out your cleaning products, personal products and cosmetics for DIY natural alternatives, you save money and expose your family to fewer chemicals. Add to that your energy-efficient and water-saving savvy and you get a greener, healthier home.

Columbus Ohio City Wellness Guide

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Christine E. Laprade

Ohio has been making headlines recently. I was in town last month for my very first time and I can't believe how little publicity Columbus is getting,...

Could Your Sex Life Be Greener?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Nikki Fotheringham

Taking a long, hot shower solo is bad for the environment, but taking a short, hot shower with a friend is green living at its best. Taking a hot bath with a friend is equally good, especially if you're using organic soaps and hair care products which you can follow up with an organic oil massage.

How I Saved $724 A Year On Laundry Costs

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

I'm a green queen, but I've always been surprisingly complacent about the cost and environmental impact of my laundry. After learning how harmful the chemicals in detergents and softeners are, I examined my laundry habits and was pleased as punch to find that I could be much greener and save a bunch of money in the process.

Self-Sustaining 'Greenship' Will Grow Year-Round Food In Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

The project aims to be completed by next summer.

Pipeline Versus Rail 'Debate' Sticks Canadians With A False Choice

Ecojustice | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Ecojustice

Instead of asking how to move more and more crude oil, let's start asking how we can have a cleaner, greener economy that keeps people safe, the environment pristine, and delivers good green jobs. Once you start asking that question two big things become clear.

Environmentally Sustainable Companies You Should Know About

Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

We've partnered with new 2017 Ford Fusion to list five companies that understand that sustainable living and money-making can go hand-in-hand.

Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste And Save Money

The Huffington Post Canada | Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living

Reducing food waste in our daily lives is easier than you think.

Educated Consumers Want Companies To Go Green

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

As consumers get more savvy, they are increasingly demanding products that are organic, ethically sourced and produced in an environmentally responsible way. Consumers are increasingly aware of the negative effect chemicals have on their health and will buy organic iterations of their favourite products whenever they can.

Going Off The Beaten Path In Sweden

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Christine E. Laprade

You're already familiar with Abba, Swedish meatballs and Scandinavian design...Turns out Sweden has a lot more to offer and is particularly appealing to families or those who crave the unusual!

How Calgary Is Looking Ahead And Embracing Clean Energy

David Dodge | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Alberta's carbon tax is expected to have a relatively minor impact on middle to lower income folks, but what about a major city that buys $60 million worth of power every year? That's going to cut into some budgets! It turns out there's one municipality that's positioned very well for a carbon tax but its name might surprise you.