Tag Archives: green living

The 2018 Green Living Show

If you're wondering what there is to see at the Green Living Show, you might be surprised by the product diversity. Electric cars (available for test drives), eco-friendly housewares, clothing, organic food and drink, skin and healthcare products, and so much ...

Going Green: Earth Day and Every Day (Part One)

Earth Day 2018 is April 22, and this year's focus (in addition to reducing our carbon footprints), is on the movement to End Plastic Pollution. You've no doubt seen the dire news reports about our oceans filled with plastic (as in the Netflix documentary A Plastic ...

New From Moo!

We've previously mentioned our love for all things Moo, so when it was time to order some new business cards recently, Moo was of course our first choice. To our surprise, we discovered they have recently replaced their eco-friendly recycled paper ...

Waterworld 2.0

With the Kevin Costner 1995 film "Waterworld" seeming more fact than fantasy as the years wear on and polar ice decreases, one company called The Seasteading Institute is taking steps to make floating cities a reality. French Polynesian islands such as ...

12 Principles for Living Sustainably

Do you sometimes find it overwhelming to figure out what steps you can take to improve your carbon footprint? Excerpted from David Suzuki's Green Guide, here are some straightforward tips to increase awareness of ways in which we negatively impact the environment, and ...

Camping in New Hampshire

To Camp Or Not To Camp

This is how I'm used to camping - throwing a tent, sleeping bags, and air mattress into the car, and heading off with our dogs for an outdoor adventure. Sometimes we book campsites ahead of time, and sometimes we fly ...

Retirement Living Reimagined!

If you've ever felt like chucking the hustle, bustle, and hassles of city life (who hasn't?), then you will likely relate to this fun article about a new type of retirement community: Bestie Row  

Shipping Container Home

Unique Homes

We've all heard of the "tiny house" craze, where people are attempting to de-clutter and downsize their homes in the extreme. Sometimes this stems from a desire to simplify their lives, and sometimes it arises out of necessity due to ...

Recycling station

Go Green!

Over the weekend, our local Staples store (on Vanderhoof Avenue in Leaside) installed an enormous new recycling station in partnership with TerraCycle. Not only can members of the public drop off a variety of batteries and printer ink cartridges, but ...

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)

Bosco Verticale:  how Milan, Italy is taking a new approach to "vertical densification"! Started in 2007, the test project to create two literally green skyscrapers in one of Italy's most polluted cities is nearing completion.  Hundreds of trees and thousands of ...