All families should want to become eco-friendly at home and limit their impact on the environment. There are many ways in which you could achieve that goal. You might have to invest some money, but it’s worth it in the end. You will protect the planet for your children, and teach them some valuable lessons about sustainability. With that in mind, there are some simple suggestions for you to consider. Take a look at each of them before working out if you can afford the improvements. Each of these … [Read more...] about Green Living: Become Eco-Friendly At Home With This Advice
I grew up learning about sustainability long before it was recognized in the mainstream. My mother is an avid gardener who collects rain water and built her own composters. She made her own grocery bags and cooked most food from scratch. In fact, I don’t think I had tried many canned foods until I moved out on my own and didn’t have anyone cooking for me anymore. While I believe my mother was ahead of her time (not many people thought twice about using plastic grocery bags 30-40 years ago), I … [Read more...] about I took the pledge. Will you?
Is winter getting you down? Is the cold weather keeping you indoors, and the grey skies depriving you of Vitamin D? Spring is just a few short weeks away and while you wait for those spring showers, you can get rid of your winter blues by preparing for your spring cleaning! If you are in the GTA, you will want to take this step to help the environment and get ready for spring. By signing up for Toronto Hydro eBills you will save some trees, reduce paper clutter in your home and you will … [Read more...] about Do you have the winter blues?
Many years ago I went to a retreat at a nature resort. They were years ahead of their time in terms of sustainability and we were treated to a tour of the facilities and the efforts they were making. The trails had a unique feature that stood out for me; they were created entirely from recycled rubber. This was the first I had heard of this at the time, but today it is more common than ever. Instead of filling up landfills, Ontario Tire Stewardship ensures old tires are being recycled to … [Read more...] about Creating Beautiful Communities with the Ontario Tire Stewardship
It is the season for giving and that doesn't just mean buying gifts. You can also give away items in your home that you are not using anymore. When a new smartphone, computer, television or game system is released it is very common for people to run out and buy the new one. This means that the old model is suddenly being unused. Selling the older model isn't always easy, since everyone is looking for the newest and best thing and there is no value in a gadget that is collecting dust. One great … [Read more...] about Regifting Your Electronics is Good for the Environment
In a house full of tech loving people we have collected our share of electronics. Over time they have become outdated or just stopped working and started collecting dust in my house. I know our home is like many others. Each year with back to school shopping, new computers, tablets and other electronics are added to households, leaving even more old electronics in the "no longer needed" pile. This is a great time to reflect on what we have bought, and consider the clutter that is kept and also … [Read more...] about Taking Inventory of the Unused Electronics