Green New Years Resolutions

Save money without spending a dime It’s easier than it sounds to save money while being green: unplug electronic equipment you aren’t using; turn off the lights; lower your heat and wear an extra sweater. Switching from chemical cleaners to homemade baking soda/vinegar combos can save you $600 a year, and taking public transportation saves…

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Be Green this Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time to pull out all the stops when it comes to gift-giving. Malls and shopping centers fill to bursting with consumers looking to empty their wallets and carry home piles of gadgets, clothes and toys. With growing awareness of the problem of global warming and the risks involved with burning…

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Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Winter Damage

Canada’s harsh climate is often responsible for severe damage to landscape plants. Winter sun, wind, and cold temperatures can bleach and desiccate evergreen foliage, damage bark, and injure or kill branches, flowerbuds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. Salt used for deicing streets, sidewalks, and parking lots is harmful…

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Safety Razor vs Straight Razor

Have you ever given a thought to why do men shave? Considering that there is no medical reason behind this daily ritual undertaken by them, the main reason could be that they want to appear presentable, especially in front of women. A close shave adds to the sex appeal of a man. No wonder they…

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Vancouver Strives for the Gold as World’s Greenest City

By Warren Karlenzig – president of Common Current Vancouver, Canada’s new mayor Gregor Robinson is making good on his campaign promise to make Vancouver “The Greenest City on the Planet.” Forget trying to be Canada’s greenest city as Toronto has aspired to be, or North America’s greenest city as Portland, San Francisco and Chicago have…

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Metro Vancouver Safe TAP MAP

This is simply brilliant! Using this ‘app’ you can track all the safe locations in Metro Vancouver to drink tap water and stop purchasing harmful and wasteful plastic water bottles! Great thinking Metro Vancouver! Description Quickly locate the closest public drinking fountains in Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver’s Tap Map contains the locations of over 550…

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The Clean Bin Project Documentary

  After a successful cross country film tour via bicycle, we’re back for a Vancouver screening presented by:   Date Friday Nov 5th Synopsis The Clean Bin Project is a feature documentary film about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question “is it possible to live completely waste free?”. Partners Jen and…

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More Green Halloween Tips!

Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature Green Halloween Tip 1: Trick or Treat with Reusable Bags When the little ghosts and goblins in your family go trick-or-treating this Halloween, make sure they carry reusable bags or containers that don’t need to be discarded after they are used. Cloth or canvas shopping…

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Spread the Green this Halloween

How to have a Green Halloween! Who would’ve thought howling at the moon could be so healthy! Laurieann Aladin, author-activist and mother of two Get started with these simple steps Bring Green Halloween to your city by becoming a volunteer coordinator, or offer to help the coordinator in your area Host a costume exchange for…

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Two-Block Diet turns Vancouver neighbours into urban villagers

VANCOUVER — Neighbours Kate Sutherland and Julia Hilton have hatched a mini-revolution that has transformed two blocks of east Vancouver into a true urban village. “Julia had land and I didn’t, but I have a passion for growing things,” Sutherland explained. They thought they would work together to grow vegetables, but like true revolutionaries they…

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