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The Ugly Side of Summer

The Ugly Side of Summer

This is a guest post by Carson Arthur We spend all winter waiting for it…and for some of us, suffer miserably through it.  I’m talking about summer. There is definitely an ugly side to our favourite season that we grin and bear! I’m talking about allergies, molds and...

Cooking as an Indoor Air Pollution Hazard

Cooking as an Indoor Air Pollution Hazard

Oh, Dear Kitchen! Could this be true? Instead of associating you with the smell of freshly brewed coffee or a baked sweet pie...here I am with the burnt smell of the word, pollution. Well, let’s clear the air! What is air pollution? The picture first to mind?...

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Carson Arthur, Landscape designer and TV personality writes about how to tackle your outdoor spring clean-up. Carson sits very much in the green camp and encourages the use of non-toxic products and conserving water in our outdoor activities.  Thanks for you...

Energy Descent Action Theatre

Energy Descent Action Theatre

Energy Descent Action Theatre is an arts-based community consultation happening on Sunday October 21st at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St West, Toronto.  In an atmosphere of fun and creative games, the "audience" will be guided through the creation of an...

Flooded Basement? Tips to Clean it Safely.

Flooded Basement? Tips to Clean it Safely.

Yesterday we had a downpour, the likes of which I haven't seen since I lived in Mexico City 15 years ago. It was a downpour that brought 80mm of rain in under an hour, which caused problems and chaos galore throughout the city. Toilets, drainpipes and sewers...

Becoming Green is a Process of Evolution

Becoming Green is a Process of Evolution

For years, I gave myself “green marks” for buying tableware, décor and furniture at garage sales. But by shifting to online classified sites, I think I’ve taken a step to becoming even greener. Don’t get me wrong – buying second-hand stuff at yard sales is one the...

Tips for a Green Christmas by Vicky Sanderson

Tips for a Green Christmas by Vicky Sanderson

Most of us no longer find any contradiction in hoping that snow will begin to fall — gently but steadily — on Christmas Eve, while simultaneously wishing with all our might for a “green” Christmas. That’s because while we love the holiday, we’re conscious that it can...

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