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    How to Plan a Waste Free Birthday Party

    When my daughter started JK, we started going to birthday parties. And it was all I could do not to cringe at all the waste! So when her big day came around, I knew I wanted to do it differently. Here’s how I planned a (nearly) waste-free party – you can do it too!

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  • How to Manage Christmas Waste

     Even if you successfully reduced your Christmas waste by choosing reduced packaging and wrapping with old newspaper or Furoshiki, you may have family or guests who haven’t jumped on your green wagon yet. Or maybe, like me, you still have wrapping paper and new tissue paper kicking around from your “pre-green” days. Either way, chances are […]

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  • Winter Resiliency and Energy Saving Tips

    It doesn’t feel like winter here in Toronto, but are you prepared for when the snow comes?  With a little planning, you can be proactive in making your house more resilient to whatever Mother Nature brings our way. Here are some resiliency and energy efficiency tips to keep you and your family safe and comfy […]

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    How to Breathe Easy for the Holidays

    There are lots of things to worry about over the holidays – don’t make your indoor air quality one of them. With more people and more seasonal decorations in our homes, there can be more chemicals in the air we breathe. Follow these simple tips so you and your family can breathe easy this holiday […]

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    How to Give Green Without Being a Grinch

    I feel like two of my worlds are colliding right now: Christmas and consuming less. I love Christmas – the family time, the food, and yes, the presents. I love giving and I love receiving. At the same time, I’ve spent the last year trying to buy less. Part of why we buy so much is […]

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  • A Greener, Stress-Free Holiday

    The last thing we need is more to think about over the holidays. What if you could do less and get more out of the season? In my article for So Fresh Mag, I show how you can decorate, host, and give green while staying festive. I’m willing to guarantee you get through it with more time, less […]

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  • 6 Practical Ways to Repurpose Jars

    You don’t have to preserve food to develop a collection of jars. If you’re already trying to avoid plastic and cans, or if you do a lot of shopping in the natural food aisles, you’re probably recycling a lot of them. Next time you finish that jarred pasta sauce, soup, jam, nut butter, or your […]

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  • What If We All Pitched In?

    Imagine you live off-grid. A crazy fantasy for those of us with running water and electricity at the flick of a switch, but bear with me. You grow your own produce and raise animals for food. Everything you put on your land and in your animals stays on your land forever. You get water from a […]

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  • How to Redecorate Responsibly

    Changing your décor can be a quick, cost effective way to make your home feel fresh and updated without extensive renovations. With some planning, you can reduce waste sent to landfill and reduce indoor air pollutants like VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Here are some eco decorating tips for your next remodeling project.

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  • 10 Quick Tips for a Greener Home

    Think you need a lot of time or money to have a meaningful impact on greening your home? Think again! Whether you’re already living green, or just starting to make some changes, here are 10 quick tips you can implement now for a greener, healthier home.

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