19 Alternate Uses for Your Dryer Sheets

Dryer Sheets

Did you know that dryer sheets aren't just for softening and reducing static in your clothes, bedding, and towels? I had used dryer sheets for a hundred years but had always tossed them out after one use. Not anymore! I've compiled a list of 19 alternate uses, tips and tricks for your laundry room's dryer sheets. Some are for unused dryer sheets, but many are for used dryer sheets. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Freshen Old Books:  If some of your favourite old books … [Read more...]

Buy Local ~ It Saves

Buy Local

In our home, when possible, we always try to buy the goods and services we use, locally. Sometimes, this is relatively easy.  Buying fresh produce at a local Farmer's Market in the summer or the choice to use a local hair stylist or coffee shop. Sometimes, it’s more difficult. This is especially true with major purchases like automobiles or financial products like insurance, where you know that a large portion of the money you are spending will leave your region. It’s not that it’s … [Read more...]

Real or Artificial Tree ~ Which is the Greener Choice?

Real vs Artificial

Real or Artificial Tree? Which is the Greener Choice? You may be surprised by the answer. For many years, I felt guilty buying a real tree. I felt I was, in essence, killing a living thing and depleting a much-needed natural resource.  Deep down I knew most if not all tree growers practiced a one out, one in system to make sure there is a constant supply of trees, but still, I was racked with guilt. Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots and gazed upon the unwanted and … [Read more...]

Earth Hour 2015 is March 28th ~ See How You Can Participate!

Earth-Hour-2015

Earth Hour 2015 is March 28th from 8:30 - 9:30PM Local Time, will you be participating? For the past several years our family has always participated in this event. We don't do anything drastic, but we do shut down all power for that one hour.  We then light some candles, maybe pour a glass of wine, have some munchies and spend the time talking or playing a game.   Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of what we all need to do to make sure our planet will still be a viable … [Read more...]

A Dozen Awesome Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons

Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons

  Most everyone uses eggs.  We boil, scramble and poach them.  We make sandwiches, quiche and omelets.  We use them in cookies, squares, breads, pies and more. Depending on the size of your family, most of us could easily go through a carton or two of eggs a week. But what do we do with all of those left over egg cartons? Whatever you do, don't throw the carton away. It still has a long life and a variety of uses. {The exception being if an egg has cracked in the carton. If that … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to the PC® Green Line! (w/Giveaway)

PC® Green

I am all about living as green as possible and my family and I do everything we can to reduce our footprint on the environment. This includes an awareness of our choice in cleaning products.  We already use many of the PC®  line of products, but just recently learned the GREEN™  line was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Think back 25 years, to  the year 1989.  Probably, many of you were not yet even born. In my part of the world,  green living was still in its infancy.  I remember … [Read more...]

What is Earth Hour? {Q & A and Kids Downloadables}

What is Earth Hour?

Millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest grassroots environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses and governments around the world to turn off their lights for one hour to support urgent action on climate change. Make this a family event, gather together and talk about the importance of uniting together to protect our planet for future generations. Check out these free downloadable … [Read more...]

NATIONAL SWEATER DAY is FEB.6th {w/Trivia, Colouring & Other Resources}

national sweater day

{Image attribution -  www.wwf.ca} WWF-Canada is calling on all Canadians to put on a fun sweater and turn down the thermostats by two degrees Celsius on Thursday, February 6. Since 2010, over one million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day to support energy conservation and action on climate change. SWEATERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE National Sweater Day is a chance to think differently about how we use energy, where our energy comes from and how we can play an important role … [Read more...]

Loblaws Commitment to Sustainably Sourced Seafood

seafood

As many of you are aware, our marine environments are currently under immense stress. The problems arise primarily through human impact on the environment, such as over fishing and environmental destruction. (Photo Attribution) In the past, much of our seafood was obtained through irresponsible fishing practices that altered many marine ecosystems; this practice has resulted in record depleted stocks. “85 percent of the world’s fisheries are fished at or beyond their maximum sustainable … [Read more...]

~ REMINDER ~ Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest grassroots environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses and governments around the world to turn off their lights for one hour to support urgent action on climate change. … [Read more...]

National Sweater Day is February 7th, Have You Booked Your Granny?

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. Participating in National Sweater Day is just one way to reduce wasteful consumption. On Feb 7th, lower your heat and put on your favorite sweater to take action against climate change and work towards a sustainable future. Join Canadians across the country fighting climate change by conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If every Canadian lowered the heat … [Read more...]

National Sweater Day is February 7th and WWF Wants You!

National Sweater Day is February 7th and WWF wants you to lower your heat and wear a sweater, to conserve energy and take action against climate change.   To make sure you don’t forget, sign up for your very own reminder call, text or email from a real live Granny. … [Read more...]

Submit An Essay About Your School’s Green Initiatives to Win a $25,000 Computer Labs! (Living Green)

Staples know you care about the environment and so do they. Submit an essay about your school's green initiatives and you could win 1 of 10 computer labs values at $25,000. … [Read more...]

What Can I Do With All That Gift Wrap Paper?? {LivingGreen}

Christmas Wrapping Paper

Christmas will soon be here ..4 more sleeps!!  Are you wondering what you will do with all that wrapping paper? … [Read more...]