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Environmental Impact of Parking Your Car

Whenever I head to the downtown core of Montreal, all I can see for miles are cars. Mostly parked cars. They really are everywhere. On the streets. In parking lots. And hiding in parking garages. Do we really need all this parking space? It seems like a waste of space and perhaps, potentially wasted green […]

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Plastic pollution. An interactive plastic bag ban map

Plastic bags are such a menace to our ecosystem, and cause more harm than good. They don’t actually biodegrade. Instead, they photo-degrade, they simply break down into smaller and smaller toxic pieces that contaminate our soil, waterways, and inadvertently enter our food supply when animals accidentally ingest them. They are responsible for unsightly litter, flooding, […]

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Join us. Tell Tide to take the cancer out.

It is the month of October, and you will see pink everywhere and on everything. From t-shirts to NFL cleats, and cosmetics to cleaning products. There are certainly lots of companies and organization working together to fight breast cancer and make a difference, but there are many companies simply making their products all pink and pretty to […]

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Six Outdoor Autumn Activities

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  It is such a vibrant season full of rich colours, crisp weather, and a great time to get outside as a family – it is not too cold, not too hot, and nature puts on a colorful show for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The best […]

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Victoriax- I Speak for the Trees

Most kids don’t think twice about their environmental impact, not because they don’t care, but perhaps they have never been taught that the little things they do, can make a difference. However, there are many children, that go that extra mile, and turn their lights off when not using them, or turning the tap off […]

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The Green Natural Valentine

Simple – that is really how I try to live, especially when it comes to different holidays. I don’t like to give into the mainstream celebrating and commercialism that surrounds them. Valentine’s day is really no different. All I have seen lately are red and pink colored chocolate boxes and stuffed animals in store windows […]

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The Green Obsession

  I do live by what I preach (write) but, sometimes I have slip ups and fall off the green wagon momentarily only to get back on. The problem is when this happens, the eco-guilt eats away at me and I become more obsessed with living green and non-toxic, but this is not necessarily a […]

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Our planet is in need you see

My sweet niece, who I call the Good Kid Gone Green made her first appearance on my site in August with her newsletter titled “How much do you really know about global warming?” She is such a great kid and truely cares about the environment. She joined the green team at her school this year […]

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How Forgiving is Mother Nature?

Sunday morning I will pack up my “reusable travel goodie bag” and give my sweet little E a big kiss good-bye on the cheek. I will be away from her for 2 days for the very first time. It will be a bitter sweet moment- I am going to miss her cute smile dearly while […]

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6 Fun Ideas for Unwanted Gifts

We have all been there before: horrible gifts. Perhaps, it is a sweater that we would never wear in our wildest dreams, or maybe a pair of slacks that Granny thinks you will look sharp in, or even a Chia pet! We politely say thank you and hope that there is a gift receipt tucked […]

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A green new year

Have you made your new years resolution(s) yet? Have you thought to add some green goals to your list? You can do your part for the environment by using and wasting less and setting an example to others around you. Simply recycling more, using less plastic and driving less are all ways to help reduce […]

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