Rural lifestyle / Guides

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...rural communities you will be able to find local farmers offering vegetables, meats and eggs. In certain ways rural living can’t help but increase your personal emissions, food production and buying local is one way to balance that. 3. Avoid building a home in a fragile ecosystem. Any new home will have an ecologic...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...lifestyle 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...

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...

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

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

As founder of the Resilient Design Institute , Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a way describe a lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individua...

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

...lifestyle choices in these pages : Electric fat bikes and cruisers Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...lifestyle and for the minimum environmental impact. When choosing a stove or fireplace, below is an example of some of the numbers that you will need to look at, their value lies mostly in being able to compare one wood burning stove against another: Maximum output capacity with dry wood - eg. 100,000 BTU/h Can...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...lifestyle adjustment can reduce your curbside garbage by close to half. Curbside compost collection is becoming more commonplace, but even so, some green-thumbed homeowners forgo that service and instead take advantage of the vegetable waste they generate to facilitate a more productive garden. In order for your comp...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...rural areas for some reason. Maybe that rustic lifestyle makes you less concerned about a few scratches, who knows. Scatches are certainly what you will get with pine floors, particularly if you have kids or dogs. Pine is soft wood, so it is more prone to damage than hard wood floors. It is more affordable than hard ...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...rural areas and we are not recommending that every home and condo owner run out and purchase a generator, nor are we suggesting you stockpile ammo for an impending zombie apocalypse. This is about sensible risk management and listing available options. Home Batteries: Many people who have photovoltaic solar arrays al...