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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

    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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    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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  • How to Recycle… Less

    Recycling gives us a false sense of success. Yes, recycling is better than landfill, but it’s better still to reduce your amount of waste overall – including recyclables.  In this article for EcoParent Magazine, I share 3 tips to reduce what you send to the recycle bin.


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    How Green Living Can Make You Happier

    There’s a common misconception that going green means you have to spend more. More time, more energy, more money. Sometimes, this is true. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, green living offers the opportunity to spend less energy, time, and money on things that don’t bring you pleasure, and focus more on what you love. Sound too…


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  • All About Baking Soda

    Baking soda has been used for decades as a workhorse around the house. What exactly is it and what makes it so great? I’m glad you asked, because here’s everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe some things you didn’t) about baking soda. (more…)


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  • How to Avoid Greenwashing

    The Honest Company is the latest big name brand to come under scrutiny for containing an ingredient it claims to avoid. Look up Live Clean’s Green Earth line of shampoo on Think Dirty, and it gets a 10 (where 1 is good and 10 is bad). Most Arbonne products get a 5…


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    Green Hidden Gems: Toronto Edition (Part 1)

    I love shopping locally and supporting small businesses. Even when it was in Toronto, I never went to Target – I didn’t go out of my way or make a conscious vow to avoid it, I just never felt the need. There are so many great people in my community doing great things, and probably in yours too. But in the age of internet shopping and trips to big box plazas in…


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    Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

    Ladies, this one’s for you. Have you tried a menstrual cup yet? You should. I started using the Diva Cup 10 years ago, and I’ve never looked back. It’s a great way to reduce your household waste, your exposure to chemicals, and your monthly expenses!  Read my article in So Fresh…


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    Don’t Let Label Reading Stress You Out

    I had a rare night away recently. Hubby and I got a night at a B&B while the grandparents enjoyed time with the kids. When I realized that I forgot my shampoo, I was reminded of a blog post I read from an advocate for toxic-free products. She said that she would rather go 4 months without…


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