Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Impact of shoreline litter and aquatic debris {LIVING GREEN}

Impact on Wildlife Shoreline litter and aquatic debris primarily threatens wildlife through entanglement and ingestion. Additionally, many of the species that are most vulnerable to these risks also happen to be endangered or threatened, including sea turtles, fish, marine mammals, and birds. Entanglement Entanglement is most often caused by items such as plastic strapping bands, rope, wire, fishing lines, six pack rings and other similar items. Meanwhile, abandoned fishing gear … [Read more...]

Mark your calendars – September 15 – 23 is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup {LIVING GREEN}

  Help keep our waters healthy for everyone The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community. 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Fact Sheet … [Read more...]

Join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup {LIVING GREEN}

Help keep our waters healthy for everyone. September 15 – 23, 2012 The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community. … [Read more...]

Laptop vs Desktop: Who wins? {#LivingGreen}

Even though we are still in the first week of August, for many families, back to school shopping is already well under way and at the top of many lists is a new computer. When you purchase your next computer, consider buying a laptop -  … [Read more...]

Don’t throw it out, recycle your dehumidifier water! {#LivingGreen}

Tip # 55 Recycle collected dehumidifier water! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Save water by setting up a self-irrigation system in your container plants

Tip # 54 Make a simple self-irrigating water system Are you like me and keep forgetting to water your container vegetables, herbs and flowers?   I also hate when the water runs over the top and out the bottom...what a waste of water!  Well, I found this simple solution online at Earth911.com.  It's a simple to set up, self irrigation system that will save you time and water. … [Read more...]

Make some popsicle stick garden markers {LIVING GREEN -Tips}

Tip # 53 Make some popsicle stick garden markers! The hot, humid days of summer mean we're all eating icy treats to help stay cool.   You could definitely compost those wooden sticks, but better still, why not save those sticks for reuse in your garden and then compost them down the road.  … [Read more...]

Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? {LIVING GREEN – Tips}

#52 Toilet Tissue rolls for your garden? … [Read more...]

~ Living Green ~ David Suzuki’s Top 10 Sustainable Seafood Picks

{Image source - David Suzuki.org } I was recently on David Suzuki's website and came across this great information, thought I would share. … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 50: David Suzuki Father’s Day E-cards!

Tip # 50 Father's Day E-card Send your Dad or father figure an e-card from the David Suzuki Foundation to show you care about him and the planet. So much better than a tie or golf balls. This is just one of several cards available, have a look and find one that is perfect for you and your family! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Tip # 49 ~ When life gives you lemons, make “furniture polish”?? ~

Photo credit - flourishmag.com I found a great article at Green Living Tips, outlining 24 Uses for Lemons.  I've included a few of them below;  be sure to read the complete article for even more great uses for lemons! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – World Environment Day is June 5th {Green Economy: Does it include YOU?}

Green Economy: Does it include YOU? The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you?There are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – One Tip at a Time {#48 – some uses for your old coffee grounds)

Most everyone knows about my 8-10 cup a day coffee addiction!  I always compost my daily mountain of used grounds but recently came upon these tips for other ways to repurpose them. … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – One Tip at a Time { #47 Saving water in the garden}

It's wonderful to have a garden and add a splash of green in an urban environment; but our gardens tend to consume massive amounts of water; something that's becoming an increasingly scarce resource in many parts of the world. Here are some tips for reducing your garden watering footprint - … [Read more...]