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Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...home, this is why in the LEED rating system you will see references to 'drought resistant ' and 'native species ' in terms of landscaping. Water is a quickly ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...homeowners with a minimum one hour educational walkthrough to identify and provide instruction of the home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...home is available on this site, but in the meantime if you live in a conventional home, start by reading our simple household improvement tips. 4. Landscaping...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a showcase for leading edge sustainable building technologies that reduce energy, water and reso...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...homes , and some home insurance companies offer discounts as well, since LEED homes are more durable than homes built simply to provincial building code. Certai...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...landscaping pavers for paths and driveways Here. Water-permeable stone pathway © Torun Construction Services Landscaping...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...home To see more eco-friendly options for your backyard, see the EcoHome Guides!

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...landscaping Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Netw...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...home but have limited space, don't despair. Your dream of home-grown food is still within reach. You may be wondering how to grow vegetables if you have littl...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...landscaping and lawns with food production. And if you are a big egg eater, lobby for the return of egg laying hens in the city and build yourself a chicken tra...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...landscaping with native species: • Having adapted to their environment (soil, climate, etc.), they do not require irrigation, chemical fertilizers or pesticid...