The images of animals on TV from flood ravaged areas of the Caribbean and United States are so heartbreaking. Of course loss
Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show. Candice is also the Editor-In-Chief for The Eco Hub, A Canadian lifestyle website promoting conscious brands, green living, ethical fashion and zero waste.
If you are racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy your mom for Mother's Day, why not choose something ethical. Paying it forward with gifts that help others is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day, right? Here are four ethical gifts that are beautiful AND give back.
04/27/2017 04:53 EDT
Sometimes saving the planet can seem like a daunting task, I know it was for me when I began my green journey almost fifteen years ago. Things were quite different back then, choices were limited and so was information, that's just simply not the case anymore. We have a great deal of green items to choose from that are effective and innovative and we have a ton of information at our fingers tips too.
03/30/2017 04:50 EDT
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!
03/20/2017 04:45 EDT
Humans are naturally drawn to watching animals, it's one of the reasons why we have zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries exist, unfortunately that curiosity is leading ot widespread abuse of many animals around the world thanks to wildlife tourism.
09/27/2016 04:55 EDT
We NEED the ocean to breathe, it's really that simple! In fact, marine plants give us terra-firma dwellers 70 per cent of the oxygen we need to live. And, even though we know this, we are still polluting the atmosphere so much that the temperature and chemistry of the oceans are changing.
06/06/2016 12:56 EDT
It's a very simple principle, any system that is in harmony tends towards health, well-being and sustainability. A system that is in disharmony tends towards illness, disease, suffering and collapse. The same rule applies to your skin.
04/18/2016 04:25 EDT
A man's skin is very different from a woman's, in most cases it's oiler, the pores are larger and it's more sensitive due to the daily shaving routine, I've rounded up my top tips (with product recommendations) for the perfect shave.
03/29/2016 04:27 EDT
From the price to the chemicals, buying a new mattress can be a nightmare and shopping for "natural" or "organic" one will definitely NOT have you sleeping easy. In fact, it's one of the hardest areas in the home to green and that's thanks to a number of factors. Investing in a new mattress is a big deal for most families, they are a huge expense, but if you make the right choice right out of the gate, you will be happy and will have made a good investment in your health and that of your family.
03/22/2016 05:05 EDT
What was once thought of a fad, is now a bonafide, legit business. In fact, so legit, that it's now become harder and harder to know which eco skincare product is right for you and whether the "natural" and "organic" claims are true. So I am going to break it down for you.
03/11/2016 03:59 EST
Cats, both pet and feral, cause 75 per cent or approximately 200 million bird deaths a year. The feral cat population is growing rapidly and shelters can't keep pace. In 2011, more than 50,000 cats were euthanized because homes could not be found.
03/03/2016 02:57 EST
The average woman applies about 12 personal care products each and everyday and in some cases that means she's applying about 168 toxic chemicals. This year for Mother's Day, why not give the gift of natural skincare? All of the items featured are tried and tested and are simply fabulous.
05/08/2014 05:41 EDT
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.
04/23/2014 08:40 EDT
The change in weather can wreck havoc on out hair. Our hair is exposed to so many toxins, both from products and from the environment. These three recipes will help your hair all year long.
03/10/2014 12:08 EDT
The holidays are upon us and in most cases all of us will eat and drink way too much sugar, salt and fat. These type of foods can wreak havoc on our skin. If you want your skin to glow this holiday season, here are a few tips and products that will do the trick, beautifully.
12/19/2012 11:45 EST
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.
11/09/2012 05:50 EST
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!
07/08/2012 12:32 EDT
I think about what I put in and on my body all the time, as I am sure you do as well. But it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I needed to change the products I use every month. To make the change, you will need to think outside of the box (the tampon box) and take a leap of faith! I did.
04/11/2012 10:37 EDT
Valentine's Day is a romantic time of year, that's for sure! And if you're a guy, you are probably wondering what to get that special someone. This year, keep the planet in mind; she'll love you for it and be impressed with your eco style.
02/08/2012 02:11 EST
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.
01/05/2012 11:46 EST
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