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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: School is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality and …

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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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Being An Eco Friendly Pet Owner

Many of us have wonderful pets, and most of us are making an effort to be more planet-friendly. Which is great. The problem is that we often forget that you can be very eco-friendly and still raise great family pets. The choices we make when it comes to their food, …

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Swapping Your Kitchen Essentials for Eco-Friendly Counterparts

Today, being eco-friendly is something that’s becoming increasingly more important to people around the world. And when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and making choices that are better for the environment, there’s no better place to start than at home. And, the kitchen is the heart of the …

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8 Unique Ways to Cut Costs and Live a Greener Lifestyle

By Kacey Mya: These days, everyone is looking for new ways to go green. Environmental awareness has become much more mainstream, so people are recognizing how their actions impact the planet.Unfortunately, some green efforts, like installing solar panels, can cost a lot of money up front. If on a budget …

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Easter Basket Green Tips

By Larraine Roulston: April is the traditional time when children enjoy finding their Easter baskets filled with an array of chocolates and jelly beans. Yet, collectively,we are becoming more aware of our children’s high consumption of sugar through a variety of commercial foods. Also, at this holiday time, we need …

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4 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Ideas

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Spring is here, signaling the start of a new season and an opportunity to embrace a fresh, new beginning. What better way to feel revitalized than by cleaning out your house? Before you grab your …

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Students Applying 3Rs to Plastic Film

By Larraine Roulston: April is our spring month when schools can demonstrate their commitment to the environment through a number of fun and exciting activities. One popular program to reduce plastic is the “Plastic Bag Grab Challenge” initiated by Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Walmart Canada, which rewards students …

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