The Plastic Free Pledge Everyone Can Take!

Americans alone use and throw out 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour or over sixty million every single day. Six to ten million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, choking the life out of sea creatures. Millions of seabirds are dying from ingesting this plastic. In the Pacific Ocean, the great…

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Spring Gardening

  I think Spring is almost here….well, almost! Here are a few tips from Mark Cullen, a best selling author, and the host of “Gardening Tips with Mark” on CTV’s Canada AM: Start With a Plan. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish with your garden: Do you want to do a…

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Creating new things from Scraps!

  Breathe new life into old objects and reduce landfill waste by diverting leftover odds and ends that would be relegated to the dumpster into useful items. Call it repurposing, call it recrafting, call it creative reuse, or call it trash transformed. No matter what you call it, this concept of “cradle to cradle” is…

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What Is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes ‘recycling’ but goes beyond recycling by taking a ‘whole system’ approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society. Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired…

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Pine Cat Litter

Reasons to Try This Alternative Every cat owner is familiar with the smell of a litter box that needs to be cleaned. Traditional clay kitty litter doesn’t absorb any smells created in the litter box and it tends to turn into a gooey mess when it gets saturated. It then sticks to the bottom of…

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Homemade Bulk Bags

Since you are kicking into waste reduction mode, I thought some of you would enjoy my homemade bulk bags. If you are interested let me know!  I keep a lot of my dry goods in glass jars to keep them fresh and keep them safe from insects like moths. And, of course I like to buy…

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Tips to reduce your waste – Avoid it!

Green grocery shopping: Plan ahead How it helps: If you have a favourite cashier for every day of the week or know the details of your deli counter attendant’s personal life, you’re visiting the grocery store too often. Every trip you make for one or two items is a waste of time and gas. Make…

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Tips to reduce your waste – Go Organic

Does your concern for the environment extend to your food shopping? Find out more about the link between food and the environment with these tips on making your grocery shopping greener.   Green grocery shopping : Try to buy organic foods How it helps: Organic food is grown without chemicals, which can be harmful to…

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Tips to Reduce Waste – Buy Local

Does your concern for the environment extend to your food shopping? Read on to learn how to reduce your footprint while shopping: Everybody needs to eat and whether you pop out to the store every few days, order your goods online or frequent local markets, everybody has to shop. Grocery shopping is a chore that…

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