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Rethinking Progress — A Circular Economy Is Emerging

By Larraine Roulston: Many businesses are beginning to understand the economic and environmental benefits of eliminating waste. This shift in redesigning products or sourcing new ways to use existing items is essentially laying the groundwork to establish a new worldwide circular economy. One example is a new package model called …

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Weekly Menu 7/29-8/4

Monday Traveling Day Tuesday Tofu and Coconut Stew Wednesday  Carrot Soup with Cream Top and apple bread Thursday Dinner at Friend’s house Friday  Dinner out Saturday Lemon Risotto Sunday Pasta and Tomato Sauce

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The Clean, Uncluttered and Environmentally Friendly Home

By Alice Roberson: “Clean,” “uncluttered” and“environmentally-friendly” are more than trending words — they are indicative of a way of life. If you have yet to change your habits and are still living in a chemical-filled house full of unnecessary stuff, it’s not too late to make a difference in your home, lifestyle …

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Eco-Friendly Barbecues

By Kim Robson: This is the perfect time of year for throwing a backyard barbecue with plenty of food, drinks, music, and games with friends and loved ones. The weather is perfect for hanging around in nature and firing up the ole grill. But how to do it with zero …

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Pick Me Up at the Beach

By Larraine Roulston: In 2013, just after a celebrated long weekend, renown artist Elizabeth Berry took her regular morning walk along a Toronto waterfront boardwalk. Upon seeing the beach, she was astounded. “Usually there is some litter,” she said. “It’s nothing new, but it’s getting worse. This morning there were …

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren: Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, …

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Delicious Protein-Packed Snacks You Can Make For The Whole Family

By Jackie Edwards: People aged 51 and above aren’t getting enough protein in their diets, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Therefore, if you have a large family that includes older and younger members, making healthy snacks for family visits and soirees, or packing …

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Weekly Plant-Based and Budget Friendly Menu 22/7-29

Tuesday Curry vegetable and lentil soup Wednesday Veggie and tofu kabobs served with large salad Thursday Shaved swiss chard salad with thyme tofu patties Friday Pizza Saturday Baked Potatoes with fillings Sunday Bean chili with ratatouille served with home baked walnut baguette

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Zero Waste Scrap Vegetable Stock and Vegetable Salt

By Fredrica Syren: Making your own stock is super easy, and a great way to reduce waste and save some money at the same time. Since I’m vegan, I make vegetable stock, but stock can bemade from fish bones and chicken carcasses as well. I make my stock from kitchen …

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