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Constantly consuming negative news about the severity of the climate crisis can be highly discouraging. So it's important to also acknowledge the progress that's being made to give us the hope that we can turn things around. Let's celebrate the environmental...
Fields are filled with wheat, corn and soy, and most food products are packed with the same ingredients. By changing this, and diversifying what we plant and choose at the grocery store or farmers' market, we can not only make...
A new season is underway which, means it is time to stock up on clean, sustainable products that not only do wonders for your skin, but for the environment too, thanks to ethical production methods and conscious packaging. And with the...
I was recently with my friend Rebecca Coleman, who wrote a cookbook called Vegan Baking Made Easy and she has a quick vegan cinnamon roll recipe (we're talking 30 minutes!) that is sure to make your Sunday mornings even better
Discovering the limitations of organic farming methods led third-generation Okanagan farmer, Gene Covert to expanding to regenerative farming practices, methods which focus on restoring the ecological balance and health of the soil that then translates into healthier and more abundant...
The “not in my backyard” or NIMBY movement started as an environmentally positive term, first heard in the late 1970s when residents would battle against environmental dangers near their communities. People would protest dumpsites and nuclear power plants being placed...
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate and support Pollinator Week this year (June 20 to 26), Wayward Distillery and The Bar Cart have made it easy and tasty. The Island-based craft distillers and online cocktail service have...
Chances are, you’re gearing up for a jam-packed summer with the scenic hikes you’d like to check off your bucket list. And as the need to adopt and commit to more sustainable practices in every sphere of our lives grows...
Ethical Clothing, a search engine that helps you seek out sustainable apparel has just released a fashion footprint calculator that helps you determine your impact on the planet. The quiz involves 12 simple questions, including how frequently you buy clothes,
1 tbsp garlic, finely minced 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup canola oil 9 cups vegetable stock (simmer 10 cups water with 500 g onion, 250 g celery, 250 g carrots and 2 bay leaves for 45 minutes) 1 tbsp kosher salt 580 g chickpea...
If your plants are producing flowers but then curling up and dropping them, you are amongst those who are lacking pollinators in their garden area. Pollinators are insects or any animal that causes plants to make fruits or seeds by...
While craft breweries and small-scale wineries are all the rage right now—and well-known for their quality, taste and creative flavour profiles—going “local” may not be enough when it comes to choosing an ethical summertime beverage anymore. We need to step...
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