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What Ontario Needs To Do To Fix The Water Bottling System

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has now acknowledged that there's an issue with water takings by bottled water companies, and she's vowed to fix the problem. Change couldn't come soon enough. If she's serious about fixing the water bottling system, here's what Ontario needs to do.

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.

All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin Who wouldn't fall...

What Does Freedom Of Expression Look Like?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Parents
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Being an adult, a parent, grandparent, caregiver, teacher or other adult who interacts with children is very hard work. If we are doing our job, we must tread in dangerous waters. How can we do this in a diverse and multi-layered society? Can we nurture, protect and educate children, all at the same time?

4 Simple Ways You Can Honour The Planet On Earth Day

Renate Reimann | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

One-day extravaganzas like Earth Day usually don't attract me. Shouldn't we be caring toward nature at all times? However, it is an opportunity to think more deeply about how we can be less destructive to our environment. Generally, earth mindfulness doesn't require great sacrifices.

17 Cardboard Crafts That Aren't For Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living

Think reuse before recycle!

Paper Weight Keeps Canadian Companies From Being Competitive

Al Varney | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Business
Al Varney

Even though it's become vastly more efficient and effective to digitize work processes over the past few years, they're still stuck in the past, printing off reams of documents. It's unnecessary paper use that wastes resources, undermines productivity, bogs down workflow and prevents companies from realizing competitive advantages derived from becoming digital enterprises.

Canadians Can Stop Being The World's Worst Waste Generators

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Zero waste? Okay, maybe that's a stretch. But being the worst waste generators on the planet? Surely, fellow Canadians, that's a title we need to shake -- so let's get started.

Save The Environment, Chop Down A Real Christmas Tree

Michael Rosen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living
Michael Rosen

As the president of Tree Canada, an organization that's helped plant more than 80 million trees over the past 20 years, you might expect an argument against cutting down a "live tree," but make no mistake -- you are helping both the environment and the community you live in when you choose a real tree.

Small Steps Toward Sustainability Make A Huge Impact

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I've never considered myself an environmentalist. Sure, I care about the environment, I sort my garbage and turn off the lights as soon as I leave a r...

A Global Call To End Wasteful Consumption And Production

Development Unplugged | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

To improve well-being everywhere, we need to find ways of using resources efficiently, generating less waste and enabling a more equitable standard of living worldwide. More than the other Goals, sustainable consumption and production patterns requires changes in society and culture -- changes in how we think.

Joshua Ostroff

Clear Garbage Bags Bring Shaming To Your Non-Recycling Neighbours | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact

In Vancouver they shame drought-defying "grassholes." Now Halifax is using similar peer pressure by to encourage people to sort their trash.

Upcycling Reimagines How We Think About Waste

David Dodge | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

What if you could take waste limestone, add in some recycled milk jugs and grocery bags and make roof shingles that last 50 years and can eventually be melted down and remade into new shingles? That's the whole idea behind Cradle to Cradle design and manufacturing.

16 Amazing Ways To Upcycle Old Furniture Into Kids' Toys

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Have your in-laws ever offered you some old night stands or a side table? Or maybe you saw a chair on the side of the road? Don't dismiss this stuff a...

We Have to Stop Filling and Killing the Oceans With Plastic

David Suzuki | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Eight million tonnes. That's how much plastic we're tossing into the oceans every year! University of Georgia environmental engineer Jenna Jambeck says it's enough to line up five grocery bags of trash on every foot of coastline in the world.

Salvage Yards: No Shame Reclaim

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

One future. So let's make the best of it, huh? We've long since championed this mantra and, whilst appreciative of regular Canadian furniture outlets, we reserve space in our creative veins for reclamation outlets and salvage yards. Aye, we love to mix past and present.

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.

Four Green Goals for New Brunswick's Next Government

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

On September 22nd, New Brunswickers will elect a new government. Regardless of who wins, here are four policies that could help our province use less energy, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and benefit from the coming green economy.

Canada's Dumping Its Trash in Another Country's Backyard

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Something's rotten in the port of Manila -- and the stench is 100 per cent "Made in Canada." In June, 2013, 50 school bus-sized shipping containers arrived at the docks of the Philippines' capital city. Philippine media reported how port officials cracked the giant crates open to find tonnes of plastic mixed with garbage -- including dirty diapers.

How You Might Get Dinged By New Recycling Program

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's controversial new recycling program takes effect Monday, irking some local business owners who say that additional c...

Nanaimo Garbage Incinerator Would Spew Toxic Materials

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Capt. Trevor Greene

A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.

Food Packaging Trends That Tread More Lightly on the Planet

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.

Is MMBC A Four-Letter Word For Small Business?

Mike Klassen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Small businesses that are already getting greener and cleaner could be responsible for thousands of dollars of fees that they must pass on to their customers. If you like to shop or eat in B.C., get ready to be walloped by new hidden taxes on everything from clothing to groceries.

Shop Online to Help the Environment

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As retailers expand their online sales capabilities in response to consumer demand, there are five key ways they can educate their customers in understanding the reduced environmental impact from shopping online.