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    The Dirt on Disinfecting Wipes

    Wipes used to be reserved for baby bums and rib fests. Now they’re on countertops and cleaning kits in 50% of homes. Studies continue to show that our obsession with killing germs has gotten out of hand and is actually doing more harm than good.


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  • Is Borax Toxic?

    Borax has been lining DIYer’s shelves for decades. It’s been a green cleaner staple and is even used to make kids’ crafts. But that is about to change. This month, Health Canada released its “Draft Screening Assessment for Boric Acid, its Salts and its Precursers”. It includes recommendations to avoid products like…


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  • 11 Non-Toxic Ways to Kill Weeds

      Weeds: the bane of a gardener’s existence. If you want a beautiful lawn, healthy vegetables or flourishing fruit, you need weeds to stop taking up valuable space. Chemical weed killers may be effective, but they can be toxic to the environment. Luckily, you’ve got options to get rid of weeds in eco-friendly ways. 1. Form a Blockade  


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  • 3 Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Did you know that the air quality in your home can be many times worse than outside? This is significant, because while we can’t control what’s in outside air (other than doing our part to reduce air pollution), we can control what’s in our homes. In


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    Is Your Home Disaster Ready?

    The forest fires in Fort McMurray were devastating. The fire itself wasn’t all that news worthy – forest fires are a natural part of the forest life cycle. But with tens of thousands of people evacuated and facing the very real truth of having no homes and businesses to return to, these fires were front page news. As long…


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  • 4 Ways to Keep Your House Cool

    Summers are getting hotter, and that’s likely not going to stop any time soon. For some, running the air conditioner is the only way to get relief. Even if you do have the AC on, there are ways you can keep cool while saving energy (and money). Read…


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    3 Ways to Grow Food in a Small Space

    You may not think you have the right geography or amount of space to start a functional garden, but the truth is that virtually anyone can grow their own herbs and vegetables at home. To show you how easy it can be, guest blogger Bobbi Peterson of Living Life…


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  • how to host a green bbq party

    How to Host a Green BBQ Party

    It’s backyard BBQ season! If you’re hosting friends and family for weekend get-togethers, consider how you can reduce waste and choose food more responsibly. You’ll save money, and your guests will probably appreciate (or at least acknowledge) your efforts and might even adopt them too! But don’t stop reading if you think I’m going to tell you…


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  • commute by bike

    How to Commute by Bike – Excuse Free!

    It just so happened that during bike week I had a few meetings downtown. Too far to walk, and near but not on the subway. So I decided to ride my bike. This might be a small thing to many, but to me it was a big deal. I am full of good intentions when it comes to commuting by bike…


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    Why you should try natural deodorant (and which ones really work)

    Summer can be a scary time to think about testing a new deodorant. Especially a deodorant branded “natural”. But there are a few good reasons to ditch your conventional anti-perspirant and opt for a deodorant with fewer chemicals. The best part is, you don’t have to sacrifice personal hygiene to do it! Here’s why natural deodorants are the way to go, and what…


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