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What we refer to as “plastic” hasn’t been around for long. But its usefulness has caused production to skyrocket—from about two million tonnes in 1950 to almost 400 million tonnes a year now, and rising steadily. It’s a problem...
I was living on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, where hurricane season is in full force. My home was on a pristine beach on Isla Mujeres, where the waves caress the shores all day every day, the sandy beach beckons barefoot strolls...
We’ve learned that fall gardening is possible, and that preserving your garden goods through the winter is an option, but did you know you could extend your growing season even further and bring the greenery inside? We’re all already living for...
The transition of seasons has arrived. The sun starts to set earlier, the air begins to feel crisper and the cool weather seems to have settled in for the long haul. Meanwhile, we’re dreaming about the coziest, most sustainable places...
Want to spruce up our old clothes by tie-dying them? If you’re looking for an alternative to bleach and chemicals, plants may be just the answer. Many step-by-step guides for natural dying can be overwhelming and unclear—and that’s mainly because...
Why all the fuss over a simple light bulb? Incandescent light bulbs have been around since the 1800s, but they consume a lot of energy and break easily, so countries around the world have been phasing them out for several...
Named after the Swahili word meaning “to purify, cleanse and make bright," Takasa was founded by Vancouver couple Ruby and Kuljit Rakhra, and sells luxury homeware linens ranging from duvet covers and bedding to bath towels and crib sheets Takasa’s...
With a love of the ocean and all that it provides comes a deep sense of responsibility when choosing what to eat and sourcing it. It’s no secret that our environment is in deep need of sustainable practices, and none...
Ready to ditch the plastic in your pantry and fridge? Consider these greener options for storing food. We've listed our favourite glass containers, stainless steel containers, silicone lids, beeswax food wraps and reusable silicone bags
What started as a small-town tree-planting business in Saskatchewan has become a worldwide fashion brand focused on responsible consumption. Tentree is an intersection of comfort and sustainability “It’s maximum comfort, minimum footprint,” says Derrick Emsley one of the co-founders and...
Do your research about reliable dishwashers. Don’t just buy the brand that matches your other appliances. Consider the years of energy and water consumption that await. Your sale price today might cost more down the road. It could mean fewer...
From using ethically sourced ingredients to creating responsible packaging, more and more skincare companies have implemented eco-conscious methods to ensure less plastic ends up in the landfill each year. By supporting these brands and committing to a greener skincare regimen,
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