Local food / Guides

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...food. The south-facing wall is all windows and acts as a heat collector and greenhouse where food is produced all year. ***** That's all great stuff, an...

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

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

...local ecosystem for optimal survival. They provide food and habitat for local birds, butterflies and bees, ensuring the diversity of species that we all rely on...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...food and water: City water systems will remain pressurized during power failures, but for those on a well, they require power to pump water up and fill pressu...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...food source by being extra diligent with house cleaning and safe storage of food. Depending on what your conscience allows there are a few options: poison wor...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...local or state legislation that further muddies the waters, so do some research about your local area before making a purchase. Electric scooter laws in Canad...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...food chain; in particularly high concentration with products that are rich in fats such as fish, meat and milk. They also enter our systems as we breathe partic...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...local EV charging stations, and how cold the winters are or indeed how hot the summers (which negatively impacts battery performance and EV range). If you liv...

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...Local plants improve biodiversity and create a local seed pool; They are less likely to consume large swaths of land allowing no other plants to thrive. D...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...food, generate energy, and yes, build structures. Although I’d heard most of this before, I sat at the back of the room and felt the weight of this ‘inconvenien...