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Since sustainable and eco-friendly beauty products have officially reached the mainstream, I wanted to dive into which ones go beyond greenwashing—specifically, which have the “cleanest” ingredients and packaging? Between hidden fragrances, plastic-free products swathed in plastic packaging and offers that are...
Cleaning a dirty oven is one of the most-dreaded home cleaning tasks, especially when food debris has been baked-on for some time. You might think the only way to combat deep-set grime is with a heavy-duty aerosol. We're not keen...
Between fast fashion and the many types of synthetic fabrics we wear today (we're looking at you, polyester), textile waste is negatively affecting the environment through dirty manufacturing processes and microplastic leaching. What’s more, even when we think we’re donating clothes...
Good things are growing in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. Small businesses are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. Life is being breathed into gentrifying downtown cores. There’s a “homegrown and handmade” ethos that’s stirring a sense of place and...
When I first shifted to an eco-friendly wardrobe, I thought that meant only wearing thrifted or recycled pieces. Thrifting is a fantastic and affordable option when seeking to reduce your environmental footprint but some of these pieces may still be...
Plastic Free July started in Australia when Rebecca Prince-Ruiz challenged her colleagues to reuse single-use plastic items for an entire month. Ten years later, Plastic Free July has grown into a world-wide campaign with millions of people working to abandon the...
Kristeva Dowling is the author of Chicken Poop for the Soul: In Search of Food Sovereignty. We caught up with her after her appearance on a new TELUS’ documentary, With the Land. We discussed living in Grande Prairie, raising bees...
Recycling in Canada, just like anywhere, is complicated. With so many different types of materials and recycling laws that from vary city-to-city and province-to-province, what can be recycled is not always clear. Here’s a quick guide on what you can and...
All you green thumbs may have heard of a couple of buzz words fluttering around the gardening world lately; terms like “native species” or “pollinator friendly.” But what does that mean for you, your garden and your region? Pollinators (bees, butterflies...
White vinegar is a versatile all-purpose cleaning ingredient that’s called for in many homemade, DIY cleaning recipes. A by-product of plant fermentation, vinegar contains 5 to 10% acetic acid which makes it an effective solution for breaking down grease and...
This article originally published in the spring 2020 issue of Canadian Traveller magazine You love to travel; However, you’re also becoming increasingly aware of the impact travel has on the environment. These days, balancing our passion for...
If you’re anything like me, you’re someone who learns about a cause and wants everyone around you to learn—and care—about it with you. There are moments of realization (like discovering how harmful animal agriculture, fast fashion or single-use plastics are)...
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