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...]

Don’t shoot the messenger {Living Green}

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...]

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. Here is the lengthy list from our … [Read more...]