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...]

Go ‘Green’ in Your Home {Guest Post}

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...]

Tilapia Parcels {#SustainableSeafood #Recipe}

I am on a quest to be more green in everything I do, even in the meals we eat.  In a recent post I talked about the stress that our marine environments are currently facing.  How in the past, much of our seafood was obtained through irresponsible fishing practices that altered many marine ecosystems and how this practice has resulted in record depleted stocks. In an effort to be more environmentally attuned we have started researching our seafoods sustainability before purchasing.  If you … [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 will soon be here ..4 more sleeps!!  Are you wondering what you will do with all that wrapping paper? … [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...]

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}

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...]

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...]