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...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

HEALTHY LIVING – Food Safety ~ CLEANING ~

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Last week I posted about food handling safety risks at home and how the four easy lessons of cleaning, separating, cooking and chilling can help prevent harmful bacteria from making your family sick. I thought, with the warm weather either already upon us or quickly approaching, it would be a good idea to look at each food handling lesson individually. … [Read more...]

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

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Living Green, One Tip at a Time

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

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

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Living Green – One Tip at a Time

Saw this on Facebook on Valentines Day...not really a tip...but very interesting!! … [Read more...]

Living Green – One tip at a time

Tip # 44 Lights out!   It’s obvious, but turning off lights at night can save you, and the environment, big. A computer left on to run 24 hours a day can increase the electricity bill by $75 to $120 yearly. By putting the computer into standby mode, this amount is reduced to only $15 per year.       … [Read more...]

Living Green – One tip at a time

  National Sweater Day is back. … [Read more...]

Living Green – One tip at a time

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Tip # 43  Maintain your vehicle   Keeping your vehicle in top shape will save fuel and help the environment. … [Read more...]

Living Green – One Tip at a Time

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Tip # 42 Caulking … [Read more...]

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

Tip # 41  Avoid idling your vehicle for more than one minute Instead of letting your car idle, turn off the ignition. It uses less gas and emits less CO2 to stop and restart your car than to let it run. In fact, idling uses twice as much gas as driving!  If every driver in Canada avoided idling for five minutes a day, we could prevent 1.6 million metric tons of CO2 from being emitted. Monica … [Read more...]