Heating costs are rising every year forcing many families to choose between heat and food. There are some simple, affordable, and easy ways to reduce heating costs no matter where you live.
“Green” Real Estate and EcoBrokers
As a real estate agent, I am always looking for ways to enhance my knowledge in all areas of the ever-changing market. One area that interested me was energy efficiency and “green real estate.” It seemed to be a trending topic in many news articles and online blogs and something [...]
A few months’ ago, I talked to you about reducing the chemicals we use in our household cleaning products. I hope I made some of you think about what goes from these bottles on to our surfaces, and ultimately into our bodies and the air. Let’s keep on this train, but extend it to the [...]
It is hard to comprehend that a product meant to clean and rid our lives of germs is actually bad for us, but it’s true. Our society seems to be germ obsessed and with that growing obsession has come a new understanding of the word “clean.” Unfortunately, germ-free is so difficult to obtain that it necessitates the use of harmful and dangerous chemicals to achieve.
I crave sunshine so much that part of me truly wonders if I am, indeed, solar powered. Basically, I am a very happy girl during these few weeks of the year when I stop shivering. But how do I manage to maintain my goal of remaining green during a season that screams energy waste and depends on water guzzling?
The Curse of the Persistent Weed
Homeowners have struggled with ridding themselves of the common weed for years. Many of us resort to the use of domestic pesticides, while others take the hard labour root and attempt to dig them out. I will admit that I have tried both methods and can honestly say I’m not [...]
Let’s Eco-Green Baby
I’ll be 100% honest here: I didn’t even know that the type of cloth diaper we use and love was available until I was pregnant and started researching that kind of thing. I, like most people I’ve talked to about this issue, pictured ye olde cloth diaper of yore, complete with hazardous [...]
You would have to live under a rock to not be familiar with the terms “global warming” or “climate change.” But what exactly do these terms mean? It is hard, sometimes, to believe in global warming when it is -40 out and you are looking at feet of snow. Not really understanding how these concepts [...]
A year ago, I embarked on my mission to Mars. It all started with a call for proposals from the Mars Society of Canada that read:
The Mars Society of Canada (MSC) is now accepting applications for ExDelta and ExEpsilon – two-week training and research missions to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. The [...]
This past year saw me embarking on a quest to be more environmentally friendly – something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but something (I admit), I’ve found quite intimidating. How does one become green, I wondered, and feeling as if I would ultimately fail in my decisions, I kept living my life status-quo, [...]