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How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer

Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters)

The amount of food wasted in North America is huge - but beyond the social implications of the "haves" and the "have nots," food waste is having a significant impact on climate change. Here's a comprehensive guide to organizing fridges at home. Did you know that there’s actually an ideal order or layout of how to orga…

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

See our DIY instructional video of how to make your own chemical-free laundry soap with Buckeyes, Horse nuts, Chestnuts or Conkers! Whatever you like to call them, we won't think you're nuts. DIY laundry soap made from Buckeyes/ Horse Chestnuts - who knew? The mission of Ecohome goes beyond providing sustainable and e…

What to do with old coffee grounds

Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

Following on from our recent article on how putting old coffee grounds on gardens will not help them grow. We thought it would be useful to take a look at what coffee grounds are good for - like skin care. As we mentioned in our previous post, coffee has many magical properties but its magic should never be used on yo…

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

The impact of 2020 and working from home has a lot of people considering moving away from urban centers to the countryside. How do we stave off an environmental disaster of losing greenspace to housing. With so many of us being forced to work from home, this has brought many changes to our economy, our priorities and…

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

How to live a zero-waste lifestyle - reduce your climate impact and carbon footprint with simple lifestyle choices , learn more here. Garbage is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions heating up the atmosphere and causing climate chaos. People generate over 3.5 million tons of solid waste every day worldw…

Can I legally put a Tiny House on my Property?

How can I put a Tiny House on my property legally in the USA ?

In relation to Tiny Homes, the question we are asked most often is "Can I park a Tiny House on my property legally?" - Often fueled by needing an additional living unit for family members, or even for visitors during these strange times. Getting Tiny houses approved as habitatable dwelling units on your property Getti…

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…

News

GOOGLE MAPS update - prioritizes ECO-Friendly ROUTES & Bikes

Google Maps updated to show most eco friendly and fuel efficient routes first

Google maps has now been updated to show the most eco friendly route to drivers, as well as adding additional information for bike routes, it's an interesting application of technology. Google just announced that effective immediately, the Google Maps app will feature the most eco-friendly routes for iOS and Android u…

Canadian new vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2035

Canada requires all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in 2035 to produce no emissions

Sustainable transport solutions can significantly contribute towards reduced emissions and improving air quality - especially around cities - so Canada is mandating that all vehicles sold in Canada are to be zero emissions by 2035. To build a cleaner and more prosperous economy that creates good jobs while working to…

Ikea - Just How Sustainable is the Swedish Big-Box Furniture Retailer?

Ikea Sustainability and their new Sell-Back Program

When we think of Big-Box Stores & Retailers we don't generally think of sustainability - we think of a "pile it high & sell it cheap" disposable mentality - but we've been discovering that Ikea, the worlds largest furniture retailer, is at least trying. So here’s a new situation – We find that a certain corporation is…

Earth Day 2021 – America Mobilizes to make Earth Day every Day!

And so it's Earth Day, Again...

After the 50th anniversary of Earth Day last April kind of fizzled out in the face of impending viral doom, what does Earth Day 2021 mean for the Planet. Under a previous US administration, the environment seemed to have taken a back seat to nationalism, industry, jobs, and the economy. Initiatives like the Paris agr…

Advice

How would you insulate a shipping container house?

Posted by Randy Moory July 20, 2021, 7:02 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Will a wind turbine work on the outside of an RV while on the freeway?

Posted by magnuSong July 16, 2021, 4:26 a.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

It Ottawa zoned for Tiny homes?

Posted by May Sizer March 9, 2021, 1:36 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is Canada's climate zone?

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

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses