Celebrate Earth Hour 2016 on March 19th #ChangeClimateChange

Earth Hour 2016 is March 19th, 8:30 – 9:30 PM (Your local time) Earth Hour 2016 ~ Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and a huge concern for many of us. In Canada, where I live, we are already seeing its impacts, particularly on our Arctic and our oceans. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and it sends a powerful message that together we can make a difference. If you wish, you can follow the link and … [Read more...]

Real or Artificial Tree ~ Which is the Greener Choice?

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...]

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...]

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...]

Impacts of Shoreline Litter on People {LIVING GREEN]

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

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 ~ Earth Hour and Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians. We are already seeing its impacts, particularly on our Arctic and our oceans. … [Read more...]

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

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Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 40 Get Back to the Basics Let's all try to be a little greener in 2012 and get back to the basics by remembering the three "R's":  Reduce  Reuse  Recycle  We all need to remember that we are stewards of this planet, if we don't protect it for future generations, who will? Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and green 2012! Monica … [Read more...]