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Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews

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

If the recycling bin is overflowing with large plastic jugs & packaging from everyday grocery purchases maybe it's time to be a little more eco-friendliy with Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips laundry detergent? We put them to the test. Do Tru-Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergent actually get clothes clean? Any new product s…

Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center

Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

Ever wonder what happens to the recycling you send out to the curb? It may surprise you to learn that it is often sorted by hand. Learn how to sort it properly here. Spending more time at home in the last few months since Covid-19 redefined our reality has presented many with an opportunity to clean, rearrange furnitu…

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation

Why you should get an E-bike now

E-bikes can be an excellent mode of autonomous green transportation that promote exercise and reduce pollution in urban centers. Ebikes or electric bikes - an increasing trend for urban commuting A basic ebike gives a rider about the same experience as a normal bike, just with a bit less effort. You can still ride on…

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic and social distancing is a must, find virtual Earth Day celebrations here that you can attend online. How & why we celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd Earth Day is one of the few globally celebrated days of observance in the world, with…

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World

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

E bike and electric scooters are two low-carbon & independent ways to commute to work, as is walking - it all depends on local legislation, weather conditions and the distance to commute as to the best option. All nations want and need to get back to work, and soon, but there's going to have to be a lot of adjustments…

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

Carbon sequestration, Carbon reduction & Carbon offset are hot topics in the global fight against climate change & while saving rain forests & planting trees is popular, the IMF say saving the Whales may be the best plan yet. What do whales listen to?      'Pod' casts...   Talking of which, I listened to a fascinating…

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

EV Home chargers are a relatively new thing for consumers to choose, so new that most people don't know they are really called EVSE's! Learn about EVSE's here, and how to choose which are the best. Which is the best home EV charger? That depends... Here's a suprising fact for many new EV owners - the charger for a shi…

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

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

It's impossible to choose "The Best Electric Car" without first defining which EV is best for you depending on where you live, where you're driving to and what or who you're transporting. Buying an electric car (or EV) is on the increase For a lot of people though there's a nagging question in the back of everyone’s m…

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages. We are seeing more frequent and more severe weather events as our climate changes, and all evidence points to that trend continuing. Here we have a list of ways to prepare yourself in the event of grid failure or absence of municipal services.  Storing emergency food a…

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Are you a senior citizen looking to move to a smaller home? Here are some easy tips for downsizing and things to look for in a new home. More and more seniors are buying homes now as the downsizing trend is in full effect. If you’re on the fence about relocating to a new home and dread the thought of house hunting, pa…

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. Building resilient homes helps deal with climate change events, storms, floods, heatwaves, extreme cold, and saves us all money. Future-proofing homes for Climate Change:  Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient b…

News

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

Total state + federal incentives in California for buying or indeed leasing a new electric vehicle are now up to $13.5K. There's some good news (finally!) for the Californians among us who want to drive Electric Vehicles in 2020!  As you may have already heard, California has created a “Clean Fuel Rewards” program, wh…

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

How is the world doing in lowering carbon emissions and meeting global climate change goals? The latest report by the International Energy Agency looks at 2019 to find out. This week the International Energy Agency released its report on global CO2 emissions, which totaled 33 gigatons of carbon released globally in 20…

World's First All Electric Commercial Aircraft Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC

World's First All-electric Commercial Aircraft - Successful Test Flight Richmond Vancouver BC

Harbour Air, the largest seaplane operator in North America, is on course to become the world’s first all-electric seaplane carrier, with test flights of a retrofitted de Havilland Beaver set to take to the skies over Vancouver. The Gulf Islands off Vancouver BC are awesome, as is the excitement of taking a float-plan…

SUMO EV Car Sharing Launched in White Rock & Surrey BC

New EV car-sharing program SUMO launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia

New EV car-sharing program launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia, 2000 electric vehicles promised for SUMO - first in Canada. Shared Use Mobility Company Inc (SUMO) launches car sharing  A developer in South Surrey / White Rock BC is launching an all-electric car-share company that intends to make 2,000 sh…

Advice

What is Canada's climate zone?

Posted by Nathan Chan Nov. 25, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Lifestyle, location and commuting 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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