Community garden / Guides

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...Community gardens No south-facing window, balcony or yard? Consider a community garden , it's a great way to grow food while strengthening relationships with neighbours. If there isn't already a community garden in your neighbourhood, might there be a vacant lot on which to start one? One thing is for sure, learnin...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood if that's your thing. Community: Do you like the neighbours and community? Is it kid friendly? (this is good to know, even if you hate kids) How to recognize a valuable home: Don't just look at how many bedrooms and bathrooms, true value goes far beyond that. Energy efficiency - ask to see utility ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs for half the yield. Less lawn to mow and free healthy food can be pretty enticing. And involve the local kids in your garden. Growing food is a skill that is lost to most urban dwellers, and it’s a skill our children may urgently need for in the century to come. 3. Energy efficient home upgrades. Since your ...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle, agriculture production, or if most of your work is by computer, look into tele-comuting. Some of the more progressive companies are realizing the benefits of allowing people to work from home, such as worker satisfaction and savings on office space. 2. Eat local and grow a garden. One great advantage to ...

Real estate

Real estate if that's your thing. Community: do you like the neighbours and the area? Is it a kid friendly neighbourhood? (this is good to know whether you like kids or not) How to recognize a valuable home: Don't just look at the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, true value goes far beyond that. Energy effici...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row what we can do at the local level to promote real, substantive change," said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "It is always encouraging to see highly developed nations such as Canada rally around the idea that increased sustainability does not need to come at the expense of a high standard of liv...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in your area, and watch our events page for workshops on everything from rainwater harvesting and urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success of plants, the system will be prone to costly repairs, higher than anticipated maintenance costs, and an overall sense of disappointment. As a result of the dialog between the client, landscape architect and local plant suppliers, the final species selection for the intensive, native roof at HSNC was comprise...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

How does diet affect climate change? Dwindling water is the next big global resource crisis looming over us, and soil depletion isn't far behind. Living in a green home doesn't instantly equate to a low-impact lifestyle, if for example you have a long gas-powered daily commute and you eat a 12 ounce steak every nigh...