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Lisa Borden

Eco Advocate and Strategist, Owner of Borden Communications

Lisa Borden, owner of Borden Communications, takes a unique approach to holistically marketing eco-intelligent living and working. Some of her favourite titles (from a long list) include: Catalyst for Change, Enthusiastic Philanthropist, Inspiration Agent, Strategist + Catalyst, Mother of 3 and Wannabe Organic Farmer.

If you ask around, many would tell you that she Lisa has a big mouth. Many would tell you that she’s “real” and tells it like it is. Others will share that she is their most trusted advisor and ally. She’s self declared that she’s not “normal”, but few people who make lasting impressions are conventional. Lisa looks forward everyday to challenging people’s thinking, and starting dialogues that will result in success, and us making this world a better place together.
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Can Travel Ever Really Be "Eco"? Try These Tips

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.
02/15/2013 06:07 EST
15 Ways to Spend Time -- Not Money -- This Valentine's

15 Ways to Spend Time -- Not Money -- This Valentine's Day

It's that time of year again, where for one "special" day we're reminded to celebrate our love for one another. Although I believe we shouldn't need a reminder, as a busy working mother of three, I'll take any excuse to spend more time with my family and do something special together.
01/28/2013 12:31 EST
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Are You Living Without a Conscience?

We seem, as a culture, so willing to deny and rationalize the very things that we inherently know are not good for us now, and certainly pose problems for our future. I'll admit easily that change is hard, especially in our busy lives, but what's the alternative?
12/23/2012 03:25 EST
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Tips For Breaking Your Bag Habit

The bags have been banned. Rather than wasting your time getting your plastic bags in a knot, just look at it as the catalyst you need to bring about much needed change. And, keep this in mind: having a huge collection of $1 reusable bags is worse than hoarding plastic bags. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your reusable bags, while consuming the least.
06/19/2012 05:24 EDT
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Trade Your Lawn for a Garden

This year, I think it's time to do away with your grassy lawn and replace it with food! That's right, having your own vegetable garden has always been smart, but now, it's also trendy. Let's hear it for eco-progress! Here are nine reasons that you should get planning and planting your urban farm (or even a simple herb garden) today...
05/31/2012 05:02 EDT
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Water: It Should Make You Thirsty for Change

We fill our pots, bathtubs, sports bottles, and swimming pools with it. We wash the car, the pets, our bodies and the dishes with it. It's essential for life. But it's obvious that we don't appreciate the vital importance of it. Follow these 12 steps, and together we'll be setting a course of action for reform.
03/22/2012 09:01 EDT
A Longer Lasting Spring

A Longer Lasting Spring Clean

Spring cleaning... why are we inside when it's finally so glorious outside? Because, at the onset of spring each year, we get slammed with "Clean up, organize and reset your life" from all angles. Do...
03/12/2012 11:35 EDT
Singles Hurt the

Singles Hurt the Environment

Singles are littering our world at mind boggling rates, and our collective goal should be to get rid of them all! Singles have no long term purpose -- they are not admired, considered, or respected. You would never tolerate that in life, why would you stand for it with your products?
02/14/2012 10:55 EST
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12 Easy Ways to Please Your Lover

Don't get caught up in the commercial side of Valentine's Day. It's not about buying chlorine-bleached paper, printed with toxic inks. It can be a day to make it extra known to those you love. It's even acceptable to be a cheap date, if you pull out enough love and put in enough thought.
01/20/2012 10:33 EST
Carbon Footprint: Why Should I Calculate

Carbon Footprint: Why Should I Calculate it?

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, I'm at least conscious of it and am prepared to do...
01/11/2012 10:16 EST
Ways to Keep Warm in

Ways to Keep Warm in Winter

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!
01/04/2012 01:24 EST
7 Ways to Party in Good

7 Ways to Party in Good Health

What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.
11/10/2011 09:31 EST
A Very Green Rosh

A Very Green Rosh Hashanah

Be eco-"logical" about planning your family gatherings right from the get-go. Shopping locally for an organic Rosh Hashanah meal, apples and honey will not only help support your neighbours and community, but you will also serve kind, chemical and pesticide-free food.
09/28/2011 01:30 EDT
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8 Tips to Go Green When Eating Out

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.
09/19/2011 08:13 EDT
Making the Grade This School

Making the Grade This School Year

That new backpack full of requisite supplies (read: expensive) might be good for the three Rs of school (reading, writing, and arithmetic) but they certainly are not good for the three Rs we hear more...
08/20/2011 11:16 EDT
10 Ways to Green Your Exercise

10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

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.
07/30/2011 09:30 EDT
Farmers' Market Shopping Flickr: NatalieMaynor

Farmers' Market Shopping Tips

Don't just go to the market to cross things off your grocery list. Buy what's best and in season and try new things. When you buy fresh and simple, the dishes you prepare can be fresh and simple, too.
07/09/2011 09:32 EDT
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Slow Living in the Great Outdoors

The privilege of sleeping outdoors, whether in the wilderness, a campground, in your own backyard or napping on the edge of a dock, carries responsibility. We all share the Earth, so here's how to take care of it.
06/30/2011 06:57 EDT
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Green Living Amongst the Eco-Unconscious

Stop ignoring. Stop laughing. Stop fighting. Most who are trying to encourage positive, healthier change, are not doing it for themselves. Our children deserve and need a kinder, gentler, and greener planet to grow up on, and it's up to all of us to give it to them.
06/17/2011 10:46 EDT