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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 every...

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 f...

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Learn how to trim down your possessions and find the home that suits you.… Elmer George is dedicated to providing seniors with the necessary information to enjoy an improved quality of life as they go through later life transitions and challenges.  Visit his blog here.  More and more seniors are buying homes now ...

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 resili...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving community housing.… Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-buil...

Climate change impact of meat

Food and climate change – what are the impacts of your food choices?

If you're looking to tread a little lighter on the planet and maybe even eat a little healthier, have a look at the list of foods below.… Dwindling water is the next big global resource crisis looming over us, and soil depletion isn't far behind. Living in a green home doesn't instantly equate to a low-impact lifest...

What makes a home livable to you?

Urban centers are increasing in population, with that comes the challenge of making them a healthy and enjoyable place to live, both in your home and out.… First published in SAB magazine. Kim Barnsley Is a senior architect at the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will. The way we live is changing. As both an architect...

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

The BRE Innovation Park will be expanding its facilities to conduct research into advanced building products and technologies… The BRE Innovation Park (Building Research Establishment) that lies 15km north of Toronto will soon build a new series of houses in which emerging building products and technologies can be r...

Electric vehicle charging station

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

Badly needed infrastructure for charging electric vehicles coming from the provinces, along with financial incentives for purchase… There is no question that the best way to lower emissions as we scurry about a city is to travel by foot, bike or public transportation, yet it’s unlikely we will see the end of the per...

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Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

New partnership agreement will bring WELL to market across Canada… Washington, D.C. & Ottawa, ON (June 9, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announce a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard (WELL) in Canada. The WELL Building Stan...

Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

Dying eggs is especially fun when using all natural dye made in your very own kitchen.… Dying eggs is one of my favourite spring traditions. Sadly, many conventional food dyes and artificial colourings are far from benign. According to a 2010 study conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Dye...

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Earth Day 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome

Earth Day 50th Anniversary is the 22 April 2020 - What's the History, and How can we all Help?

aka "Celebrate Earth Day every Day, not just Once a Year!" By spending our Money wisely We can make a difference to the Planet our children will Inherit...… Here at ecoHOME.net we’re all about promoting Better Construction with a helpful focus on the step-by-step “How To” of Designing, Specifying, Building or Renova...

The best desk we've ever seen

The benefits of a bicycle desk are plenty: from generating your own energy, to optimizing your health, to reclaiming that time you might have spent at the gym on the way home. There's just no way to lose with a bicycle desk.… This desk hack is just too brilliant not to feature. A great way to stay active at work, yo...

The Scrooser: eco cruising in style

Navigating the urban core never looked better. Transportation in a congested urban core can be challenging, frustrating and tough on the environment. Electric scooters have always been a functional way to skirt a crowded throughway, with a Scrooser it can… Enter the Scrooser. The Scrooser is a German engineered elec...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels

Cellulose rigid foam board insulation - the environmentally-friendly styrofoam replacement?

A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulation board made from cellulose nanocrystals is a viable alternative to Styrofoam - according to researchers at WSU… Current rigid foam insulation panel choices It would probably not come as a surprise to many people to hear that fiberglass insulation and rigid foam ...

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