560 Gram Success!

Our Glenbrook Zero Waste Challenge is officially over but we are still celebrating gains and triumphs! We are on to the report writing phase of the project and collecting everyone’s stories – and what stories they have. Take Frank here proudly holding his bag of garbage – from the entire challenge! Now if that is…

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Week 12 – challenge is part of our lives now

Three months later and I am proud to say that this challenge has changed our family on many levels! We were always very aware of the importance that this challenge advocates but somehow by writing this blog, working with my family, interacting with my neighbours, community and Metro Vancouver and the media – being green…

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May Long Weekend Events

Have a wonderful long weekend! Here are a few things you could do this weekend as well as all your local events and fireworks. Be safe and have a wonderful long weekend. See ya next week. Rani May 17 – 24, 2010 Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2010. A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young…

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Getting down to our last weeks! Eco Shed

Well, yesterday was the 3rd to last weighing day for our Challenge.  How is everyone doing? We have managed to our garbage down pretty low for a family of 6 – check it ou! I have asked Metro Van if they can make available all of our stats so that everyone can have a look…

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Week 11 – new compostable diapers!

Finally after waiting and looking for an alternative diaper to our already very alternative Seventh Generation Diaper (no chlorine or dioxins) we have found the ‘g Diaper’!  Expensive and a bit fiddly it has been great for night training our two-year old son Luka. I can only talk about using this new diaper with urine and not…

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Week 10 – we have hit a plateau

Well we are into week 11 now and as I entered my weights into the data collection tool online for Metro Vancouver I realized that our numbers have been staying somewhat the same these past few weeks. After the initial reduction with the cancellation of the newspaper and the green cone up and running I…

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Week 9 – Recycled Toys

Ron, my husband, returned last night from a week in Seattle at a conference bearing gifts for us all. The toys for the kids did not contain one ounce of plastic packaging – on the contrary the toys were made from recycled plastic milk containers and came in 100% recycled boxes that could be recycled without any…

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Diaper Tales from our hood!

Ok so it’s been a few days and we have collected 7.5 lbs of diapers to go to the recyler. This is crazy I never would have thought that it could add up so fast. We have been using the Tushies as this is one of the brands that they will compost on site. They have…

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Week 8 – RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

“For me, I was finally able to verbalize how I feel and have managed to reduce my garbage so much – the key I believe is to RETHINK.  Therefore, there would be 4 R’s in this order of importance:                                                                         RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE Rethinking has allowed our family to drastically reduce our waste output…

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Shopping with my Moukisac!

Today was my first foray shopping with my new Moukisac’s that I purchased a few weeks back. It was like playing with a new toy all shiny and new! It was peculiar in that I felt a bit funny as no one else in Choices Organic Market had any bags like this. Many had reusable…

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