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As we settle into the winter months with its bare trees and grey skies, the green of an indoor plant can really brighten up your home and add that pop of colour we’re missing from spring and summer. But with furnaces and fireplaces on all season long, how can we keep houseplants healthy – and alive? [...]
Many of the household cleaning products we’ve grown up with are ridden with toxins and chemicals that can actually be harmful to our health. Educating yourself, learning how to DIY, and slowly ‘ditching and switching’ over time can not only save you money, but give you some peace of mind knowing that you’re keeping those nasty chemicals at bay. Learn more about tips for a toxin free home [...]
Honeybees are an incredibly important part of our ecosystem, pollinating up to 1/3 of the food we eat. We caught up with Marianne Gee from Gees Bees in Ottawa to give us the low-down on these fascinating little winged creatures. Read on to see what the buzz is all about! [...]
According to Stats Canada, the average Canadian spends 26 minutes getting to work each morning – with over 80% commuting by car! Green commuting provides an opportunity to make a difference for the environment in a big way. Read on for some tips to help reduce traffic congestion and improve the air quality in your city. […]
Have you always dreamed of growing your own little herb, fruit or veggie garden at home, but think you don’t have the space to do it? Renting an apartment or living in a small space doesn’t have to dampen your green thumb vibe. No backyard? No problem! Little room? No big deal! You can create the mini garden of your dreams in even the smallest of spaces with these easy steps […]
Living a more sustainable life can mean different things for different people. It can be as simple as remembering to shut the lights off or investing in energy saving appliances or LED bulbs. Whatever it is, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Read on for some simple tips on how we can all work a little harder to save the planet (and some money, too!) […]
Do we really need to use plastic straws? That’s the question many “no straw” movement enthusiasts are asking. Think about it. You go out to eat or you grab a smoothie from your local juice bar and your drink almost always comes with a straw. But have you ever stopped to wonder how all this plastic could affect the environment? […]