Real vs Artificial {Living Green}

Real vs Artificial ~ 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 ensure a constant supply of trees, but, I was still racked with guilt. Every Dec 26th as I drove by the abandoned tree lots, as I gazed upon the unwanted and unloved carcasses left lying in the snow...I had to cover my ears in an attempt to … [Read more...]

Looking for an Eco-Friendly gift? Give a gift that means the world! {Living Green}

GIVE A GIFT THAT MEANS THE WORLD When you symbolically adopt a species at risk, you’re giving an extraordinary gift while supporting WWF’s conservation efforts. Help make a difference around the world. Give the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to feeling good about your gift, you will also receive an applicable tax receipt. … [Read more...]

Your poor water heater is cold, put a jacket on it! {Living Green}

Tip # 57  Put a jacket on your water heater … [Read more...]

Green plants help to recycle and freshen the air you breath all winter long {Living Green}

Tip # 56 Invest in green plants to keep in the living room, the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom - Photo credit - tomhenrich flickr (CC) … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Greener Fall (and Winter) {Living Green}

Photo credit - Muffinman 71xx (CC) I've been searching the web for some green tips for the fall and have come up with 10 great tips to share: … [Read more...]

Don’t shoot the messenger {Living Green}

Don't shoot the messenger!   I know, none of us want to think of Old Man Winter's impending icy grip and howling winds, but like it or not, for many of us, he's quickly heading our way! You know that drafty window or the back door where you can actually feel the wind blowing on your toes?  Well, those types of areas in your home can actually waste between 5% - 30% of your energy.  Not only is that a huge energy drain, it's also a very big financial drain. … [Read more...]

The official 2013 Earth Hour video is unveiled {Living Green}

Earth Hour 2013, 8:30 PM Saturday 23 March Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in 2007 to the world's largest campaign for the planet, uniting hundreds of millions of people across 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories. The official 2013 video features the track "Without You" by David Guetta and Usher, providing an upbeat soundtrack to match the celebration of this year's event across the world. Earth Hour's mission is to unite people to protect the … [Read more...]

Meet Norman, Eco-warrior!! {Living Green}

Meet Norman. He's not your everyday housecat. Little by little he's helping to save our oceans. Learn more about Norman and his mission at http://www.wwf.ca/seafood. **{I was sent this video via the WWF, I'm not plugging Loblaws, just the cause!} … [Read more...]

Top Ten Winter Energy Saving Tips

Even though we don't want to think about it quite yet, the cold winter months are quickly approaching!  I was online and searching for some ways to cut down on energy costs during the winter and discovered these tips and thought I would share. … [Read more...]

Find a Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program in your area {Living Green}

Most areas of Canada and the United States have a  Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program; ours is this week-end. Below are the details what you can recycle at a program near me, to find out about a program near you simply Google:   Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program/your city Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) … [Read more...]

Our volunteer shoreline cleanup! {Living Green}

The last few weeks I have been blogging a lot about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This past Sunday "I put my money where my mouth is", so to speak.  Along with several awesome volunteers I took on the task of cleaning a local shoreline along the Gondola Point Beach. The funny thing is, at first glance the beach appeared quite pristine, however, once we started looking near the fringes of the sand we discovered quite a few unsavoury items. … [Read more...]

It’s time to grab your gloves and head to the beach! {Living Green}

Grab your workgloves and head to the beach to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup!  The official clean up runs from September 15th -30th and you can still sign up by visiting this interactive map to find a clean up near you. … [Read more...]

It’s not too late to get involved in this fun and worthwhile event {LIVING GREEN}

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to get the message out regarding the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up... Impacts of Shoreline Litter on People  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Impact of shoreline litter and aquatic debris  Mark your calendars – September 15 – 23 is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup   ...it's not too late to get involved!!   … [Read more...]

Impacts of Shoreline Litter on People {LIVING GREEN]

Photo credit - SnemannBo Eide {Creative Commons - Flickr} " Marine litter. Littered shoreline." … [Read more...]