Nelson, B.C. saves money with Canada’s first community solar garden

Climate & Clean Energy | Blogs | David Suzuki Foundation - Credit: Dave Borins "There's more sunshine in southeastern British Columbia than in Germany or Ontario," energy-efficiency expert Carmen Proctor says, referring to European and Canadian solar power leaders. So the late-June launch of this country's first "community solar garden" in Nelson, B.C. -- a city … [Read more...]

An inconvenient letter to the editor

Climate & Clean Energy | Blogs | David Suzuki Foundation - (c) Climate & Clean Energy | Blogs | David Suzuki Foundation - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Keep Cool & Save Cash with the Right Window Treatments

Reduce Footprints - With summer just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about buttoning up your home for maximum efficiency! This is especially true for those in areas of the country that experience extreme heat, which results in frequent overexertion of air conditioners. Air conditioning units consume energy in the form of electricity. When a home has a significant amount of solar heat gain with uncovered windows, this puts a greater strain on the unit resulting in more … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Indoor plants

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

IKEA, Nordstrom, Walgreens on the many opportunities for circularity in retail

Energy & Climate | - From recipes for recommerce to changing packaging ingredients, the retail sector is integral to adoption of the circular economy. Don't expect a cookie-cutter approach. (c) Energy & Climate | - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Corporate renewable energy in the age of COVID-19

Energy & Climate | - Will this upheaval slow clean energy goals? There's strong reason for optimism. (c) Energy & Climate | - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Reprint: The dark side of plant-based food

Our Daily Green - The dark side of plant-based food – it's more about money than you may think There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems. Nina Firsova/ Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Stop the spread of liquefied natural gas (Reprint from OtherWords).

Our Daily Green - Shutterstock Stop the Spread of Liquefied Natural Gas — Before It’s Too Late A liquefied natural gas disaster could make an oil spill look like a picnic. By Olivia Alperstein | December 17, 2019 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a potential disaster in the making. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Physicians for Social Responsibility, (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sweet news! Chocolate may help improve memory

The Green Parent - Researchers find that plant compounds called flavanols are the key to reducing memory loss. (Photo: Dasha Petrenko/Shutterstock) Good news chocolate lovers! New research has found that a compound found in chocolate may help improve memory skills and reduce the memory loss that often accompanies old age. It’s all about the flavanols. Researchers have found that these plant compounds – found in chocolate – are the key to the improvements. In a new study, … [Read more...]

Which city is the cleanest in the world?

The Green Parent - How clean is your city? Think it’s one of the cleanest in the world? The research team at Hassle Blog put together this inforgraphic of the cleanest cities in every continent in the world. Way to go Chicago! It’s a good bucket list of cities worth visiting as well as a guideline for other cities looking to improve their “clean” cred. Did your favorite city make the list? – The Worlds Cleanest Cities” (c) The Green Parent - Read … [Read more...]

Amber Lotus: New Eco Calendars for 2014

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Are you still using paper calendars? I am. I need the visual on paper I can touch. Amber Lotus makes fabulous calendars all on recycled paper with non toxic ink. They have a ton of wonderful options with a theme of do-gooding, living healthy, and respecting the environment. I like those sentiments and enjoy seeing this imagery around the house. It also serves as inspiration. How about the graphically bold and colorful Green Patriot Wall Calendar which … [Read more...]

Uncommon Goods: Compass Necklace

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Do you have any outdoorsy people on your holiday gift list? Travelers? If you're reading this, I know you do. Or you're one yourself. Check out this fabulous Compass Necklace from Uncommon Goods. What a perfect gift for hikers, travelers, and explorers. And, really not just for those types, because compasses symbolize finding your way in life and the value of your journey, and it's a sweet sentiment for the people you love. I can think of a hundred … [Read more...]

7 Creative Ways To Encourage Outdoor Playtime

Nature Moms - As a parent, you know that your child benefits greatly from time spent outdoors. But with the draw of shiny, colorful electronics at every turn, getting your kid to play outside at all can be a tremendous challenge. When you recall fond childhood memories, you probably remember the fun and exciting outdoor adventures shared with your siblings, cousins, and friends. From nature hikes and catching fireflies to splashing in the creek and making mud pies, most adults of your … [Read more...]

Why Homesteaders Are Prepared for Coronavirus and Other Turbulent Times

Nature Moms - Madness has descended upon my neck of the woods this week. The coronavirus hysteria has arrived and local grocery and big box stores are being bought out…ie no perishables, no toilet paper, no water, etc. They have emptied the shelves of chemical cleaners and sanitizers. People are wearing face masks and filling up their carts like the apocalypse descends tomorrow. I had no desire to go out and be a part of that but for me it was any other Friday, my grocery shopping day and … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways to Identify Non-Toxic Beauty and Personal Care Products

Mindful Momma - Learn how to identify non-toxic beauty and personal care products by understanding ingredients,...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sleep Tips for a Smooth Daylight Saving Time Transition

Mindful Momma - Use these sleep tips to make the transition to Daylight Saving Time a smooth and healthy one for...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Cloth Pad Pattern Pack

The Eco-Friendly Family - ; ; ; Suggested Supplies: Cloth Pad Pattern Pack Soaker Fabric (cotton, bamboo or hemp) (Optional: Upcycle shirts, blankets, etc!) Backing Fabric (fleece or... The post Cloth Pad Pattern Pack appeared first on The Eco-Friendly Family. (c) The Eco-Friendly Family - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You?

The Eco-Friendly Family - This page regularly updated and is best viewed in ‘desktop mode’ because of the tables & photo comparison tools. If you are on mobile,... The post What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You? appeared first on The Eco-Friendly Family. (c) The Eco-Friendly Family - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Bamboo Sheets for Your Bedroom

Nature Moms - It was 11:30 in the evening, and I was about to change my bedsheets. When I put a sheet on the bed, I realized that it wasn’t either soft or fresh – it was worn out. And it hit me: it’s time to buy a new bedding set. Why? It is believed that there must be three sheet sets for each bed in the household. Good quality organic sheets can last up to 12 years, so it’s better to invest in the best sheets to get high-quality products for many years. After testing out the variety of … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly and Minimalist Wedding Ideas

Nature Moms - Throwing  a planet friendly wedding is not hard to do if you just think about simplicity. You don’t need over-the-top décor, clothing and food to make a good party for your wedding day. A wedding is supposed to celebrate the love of the couple, not the excesses of our culture. Let Nature Be Your Decorator Nothing is better than a beautiful field of flowers, or a mountain backdrop or the ocean as your muse when it comes to planning a wedding. You have no need to pick a bunch of … [Read more...]

Museum of Sustainable Fashion

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Sustainable Fashion Village

Green Living Show - The post Sustainable Fashion Village appeared first on Green Living Show. (c) Green Living Show - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Night I Discovered Thrift Stores

Accidentally Green - For the original post, visit Accidentally Green - Making Healthy Decisions That Honor God and Happen to Help the Environment. After a lifetime of bargain shopping without thrift stores, my shopping changed once I tried thrift stores. I appreciate how it’s affordable to repurpose quality clothing! Growing up, I was taught to be a good bargain shopper – to this day, I still gravitate toward sales racks and clearance sections. (Why spend extra money if you don’t have … [Read more...]