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To Tree or Not To Tree

To Tree or Not To Tree

By | December 3, 2012 at 7:27 am | No comments

Photo by Eva Rees via flickr When tradition meets sustainable living, things can get complicated. From the food to the decorations, holidays can get a little tricky to navigate while trying to reduce your impact. That's why, a few years back when I started to take eco-living...

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Two Must-See Documentaries: Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre

Two Must-See Documentaries: Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre

By | November 21, 2012 at 9:26 am | No comments

Photo by Repoort via flickr This week, I sat down to a double-header at the Vancouver International Film Festival – Carbon for Water and Into the Gyre, both a part the “Garden in the Sea” series sponsored by WWF. CARBON FOR WATER Photo by Stockholm International Water...

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Pumpkin Patch Kids: Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lantern Bits!

Pumpkin Patch Kids: Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lantern Bits!

By | October 29, 2012 at 10:37 am | No comments

Photo by rjiva via flickr Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Everything good happens - the trees change, the weather gets colder, the holidays roll around, and pumpkin carving happens. We take it pretty seriously around our house. Not only is it an excuse to get...

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The Rolling Stones Newest Song Has an Anti-Fracking Lyric

The Rolling Stones Newest Song Has an Anti-Fracking Lyric

By | October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am | No comments

Photo by wnick87 via flickr It's been a while since the rock legends, The Rolling Stones, have produced new music - six years to be exact. But they are back. And this time, they have a message: The undead apocalypse is coming and fracking needs to stop. Yep, you heard...

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12 Ways to Begin Saving Water

12 Ways to Begin Saving Water

By | September 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm | No comments

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Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

10 Reasons Co-Ops Rock

10 Reasons Co-Ops Rock

By | September 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm | No comments

To see full infograph, click image above Here's a wonderfully-comprehensive infograph on the hows and whys co-ops are amazingly-awesome for you and your...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Green Pop Music: Pacha’s Pajamas, the World’s First Superhero for the Planet

Green Pop Music: Pacha’s Pajamas, the World’s First Superhero for the Planet

By | September 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | No comments

Click on image, above, to see in full It's 2012 and our kids are constantly being sold on something new - dolls, toys, little kid-sized cars, crazily colored foods and beverages, whatever weird new kid’s meal is being featured by your local fast food restaurant - and...

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Ecoenstyle: Sustainable Fashion That’s Affordable

Ecoenstyle: Sustainable Fashion That’s Affordable

By | August 23, 2012 at 10:26 am | No comments

Inexpensive fashion isn’t hard to find these days. But while the latest shoes, scarves and handbags you find at discount stores may be easy on your wallet, they often take their toll on the environment and are created through unfair labor practices. The challenge is finding...

Posted in: Responsible Fashion

Check Out the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 on The Starfish

Check Out the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 on The Starfish

By | August 9, 2012 at 10:48 am | No comments

Finalist, Melissa Gerrard 2012 marks the second year that The Starfish has ran its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 campaign. And for the second time, I’m proud and honoured to showcase 25 individuals who truly know how to make a difference within their community. For...

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Courgette Sex and Happy Endings

Courgette Sex and Happy Endings

By | July 24, 2012 at 9:19 am | No comments

After months of waiting and surviving high winds and blown over greenhouses, we finally starting seeing the fruits of our labour. Or should that be vegetables of our labour. One morning I looked out the window to discover a bright yellow flower bobbing itself head among my...

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