Lifestyle / Guides

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important
Lifestyle and environment

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters , find more pages about reducing consumption and other 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 ch...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs 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 ...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

For those that aren't made for the bustling lifestlyle of cities, small towns can be a dream come true. The nature of small towns is one of community and accessible downtown cores. Essential services like grocery stores, banks and post offices are usually grouped closely together, as are schools, so children can oft...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city 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 your area...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the future vary from the ignorantly blissful to the apocalyptic, so it's hard to say exactly how things will look a few generations down the road, but there are a few t...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME? and cut down on traveling! Not that we really have a choice right now in 2020 – but hey, it's slightly easier knowing there's a reason that's beyond our control! Yes World, surprisingly Reb may just be ready to settle down at last! With this in mind, the idea of buying and living in a Tiny Home caught my ...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

Bullfrog’s green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program. Their natural gas is presently sourced in Quebec by collecting methane escaping from a landfill site. A common question seems to be "How do they ensur...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being close to the services you need. Grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, place of work and even places of recreation. In terms of ‘going green’, all your efforts to reduce the ecolog...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis represents a new take on the American Dream, especially among students in this millennial generation,” he said. “Lots of writing on the millennials suggests that our suburban growth model perpetuated over the last 50-60 years is starting to come to and end. They (students) aren’t interested in being tied down...

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...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations for home optimization should also be given full consideration. For example, fridge use optimization is an essential part of reducing food waste - see our comprehensive guide for fridge organization here .