Real or Artificial Tree ~ Which is the Greener Choice?

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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...]

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

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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...]

Go ‘Green’ in Your Home {Guest Post}

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We have had it drummed into our conscience that we should all be trying to find ways to save the planet, accepting responsibility for this world we all live in. Some might think that recycling or switching off appliances is not going to make that big a difference, but this, combined with the use of increasing numbers of environmentally friendly products, can actually have a huge and long-lasting impact. Green begins at home The first, and easiest, place to start going ‘green’ is at home. Many … [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...]

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

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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}

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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...]

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...]

Our volunteer shoreline cleanup! {Living Green}

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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}

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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...]

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...]

Join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup {LIVING GREEN}

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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...]

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

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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?}

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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

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Why should we care about a little thing like plastic bags? … [Read more...]