Lifestyle and environment

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

Carbon sequestration, Carbon reduction & Carbon offset are hot topics in the global fight against climate change & while saving rain forests & planting trees is popular, the IMF say saving the Whales may be the best plan yet. What do whales listen to?      'Pod' casts...   Talking of which, I listened to a fascinating…

How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer
Lifestyle and environment

Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters)

The amount of food wasted in North America is huge - but beyond the social implications of the "haves" and the "have nots," food waste is having a significant impact on climate change. Here's a comprehensive guide to organizing fridges at home. Did you know that there’s actually an ideal order or layout of how to orga…

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
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How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

See our DIY instructional video of how to make your own chemical-free laundry soap with Buckeyes, Horse nuts, Chestnuts or Conkers! Whatever you like to call them, we won't think you're nuts. DIY laundry soap made from Buckeyes/ Horse Chestnuts - who knew? The mission of Ecohome goes beyond providing sustainable and e…

What to do with old coffee grounds
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Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

Following on from our recent article on how putting old coffee grounds on gardens will not help them grow. We thought it would be useful to take a look at what coffee grounds are good for - like skin care. As we mentioned in our previous post, coffee has many magical properties but its magic should never be used on yo…

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important
Lifestyle and environment

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

How to live a zero-waste lifestyle - reduce your climate impact and carbon footprint with simple lifestyle choices , learn more here. Garbage is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions heating up the atmosphere and causing climate chaos. People generate over 3.5 million tons of solid waste every day worldw…

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
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Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

If the recycling bin is overflowing with large plastic jugs & packaging from everyday grocery purchases maybe it's time to be a little more eco-friendliy with Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips laundry detergent? We put them to the test. Do Tru-Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergent actually get clothes clean? Any new product s…

Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center
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Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

Ever wonder what happens to the recycling you send out to the curb? It may surprise you to learn that it is often sorted by hand. Learn how to sort it properly here. Spending more time at home in the last few months since Covid-19 redefined our reality has presented many with an opportunity to clean, rearrange furnitu…

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
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50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic and social distancing is a must, find virtual Earth Day celebrations here that you can attend online. How & why we celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd Earth Day is one of the few globally celebrated days of observance in the world, with…

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages. We are seeing more frequent and more severe weather events as our climate changes, and all evidence points to that trend continuing. Here we have a list of ways to prepare yourself in the event of grid failure or absence of municipal services.  Storing emergency food a…

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
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Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. Building resilient homes helps deal with climate change events, storms, floods, heatwaves, extreme cold, and saves us all money. Future-proofing homes for Climate Change:  Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient b…

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
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Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving community housing. Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-buildin…