Earth Hour and Beyond – How to Participate

Earth Hour 2018 is on March 24th 2018 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, your local time zone. The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of the fragility of our planet and to unite people in protecting Earth, our only home! It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 180 countries and territories worldwide. How to Participate During Earth Hour and Beyond - From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 24, 2018 switch off all lights … [Read more...]

Just in Time for National Battery Day, 5 Tips for Safe & Easy Battery Recycling

My family and I are big proponents of following the three “R’s” - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We have dedicated bins in our garage for all our recycling, consciously avoid over-packaged items, use reusable bags, have a big compost bin, used cloth diapers when our kids were babies, have switched to energy efficient light bulbs, and the list goes on. We actually dispose of very little in the way of “garbage” that is destined for landfills...and thankfully, we’re not alone. The majority of us are … [Read more...]

19 Alternate Uses for Your Dryer Sheets

Did you know that dryer sheets aren't just for softening and reducing static in your clothes, bedding, and towels? I had used dryer sheets for a hundred years but had always tossed them out after one use. Not anymore! I've compiled a list of 19 alternate uses, tips and tricks for your laundry room's dryer sheets. Some are for unused dryer sheets, but many are for used dryer sheets. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Freshen Old Books:  If some of your favourite old books … [Read more...]

A Dozen Awesome Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons

  Most everyone uses eggs.  We boil, scramble and poach them.  We make sandwiches, quiche and omelets.  We use them in cookies, squares, breads, pies and more. Depending on the size of your family, most of us could easily go through a carton or two of eggs a week. But what do we do with all of those left over egg cartons? Whatever you do, don't throw the carton away. It still has a long life and a variety of uses. {The exception being if an egg has cracked in the carton. If that … [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...]

Green plants help to recycle and freshen the air you breath all winter long {Living Green}

Tip # 56 Invest in green plants to keep in the living room, the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom - Photo credit - tomhenrich flickr (CC) … [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...]

Find a Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program in your area {Living Green}

Most areas of Canada and the United States have a  Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program; ours is this week-end. Below are the details what you can recycle at a program near me, to find out about a program near you simply Google:   Household Hazardous Waste & Computer Recycling program/your city Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) … [Read more...]

Don’t throw it out, recycle your dehumidifier water! {#LivingGreen}

Tip # 55 Recycle collected dehumidifier water! … [Read more...]

LIVING GREEN – Save water by setting up a self-irrigation system in your container plants

Tip # 54 Make a simple self-irrigating water system Are you like me and keep forgetting to water your container vegetables, herbs and flowers?   I also hate when the water runs over the top and out the bottom...what a waste of water!  Well, I found this simple solution online at Earth911.com.  It's a simple to set up, self irrigation system that will save you time and water. … [Read more...]