Green lifestyle / Guides

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...green-lifestyle organizations in your area. There are many organizations, groups and web resources that encourage and teach green living lifestyle habits like composting and gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in you...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...lifestyle of occupants, the 'functional' energy efficiency of a home comes from its location more than its design. It may seem counterintuitive, but living in a well-insulated suburban house with a solar water heater is less ‘green’ than living in a poorly insulated house on a good bus route. Another problem related ...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...green home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable size, in a reasonable location. A green lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being c...

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important
Lifestyle and environment

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

...green lifestyle choices in these pages : How to dispose of household waste properly - recycling, garbage and toxic materials Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices ...

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...green roof. Green roofs are a committment to ensure success: A green roof is not something that can be designed, constructed and forgotten - it must be maintained for the lifespan of the building. A lack of commitment in the long term is the biggest contributor to the failure of green roofs. Without that commitment...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...lifestyles. Not only is there a sudden interest in how to set up a home office , but other green lifestyle choices are popping up; like growing food at home , and safe transportation in terms of commuting by E bike as well as start-ups such as Sem-B Mobility electric on-demand buses offering more sustainable transit so...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...greenhouse. Without mincing words, my first thought is – you’ve got to be joking. Anyone who builds and lives in a tiny house, and wants a greenhouse for growing their own food is likely to be someone who leans towards wanting a green lifestyle; but this sure ain't it. Without a doubt this is super cute, and a real h...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...green building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if p...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

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

...green lifestyle choices in these pages : Why to choose HE and ENERGY STAR appliances for homes How to grow microgreens in your home How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices Find more about g...

Detergent-free eco friendly Laundry balls
Cleaning and maintenance

Do Laundry balls work?

...green lifestyle choices in these pages : Turning waste plastic into fuel Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices Find more about green home construction in the E...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a 96-square-foot structure with a sleeping loft “upstairs” and a 300-watt solar powered electrical system. This semester, his class went one better, ...