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Samir Goel

Samir is a freelance writer who lives in Delta, BC and who enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is very happy to be able to talk about green initiatives and enjoys his time posting at greener ideal.
Canada Parliament

Canadian Federal Government Seeks Faster Environmental Reviews

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, is seeking faster environmental reviews to move projects along at a quicker rate. Under the proposed changes to...

US Meteorologists Are Not Qualified To Make Long Term Assessments On Climate Change

Although the American Meteorological Association is split on global warming, only 19% believe that human influences are the sole driver of climate change as reported in a 2011 survey....
Oil Pipeline Protest

Is the Northern Gateway Project In Canada’s National Interest?

There has been much controversy surrounding the Northern Gateway Project, a lot of what has to do with the overall environmental impact it will have. Additionally, there has also...
Canadians for Kyoto

Canadian Government Being Sued Over Kyoto Withdrawal

Daniel Turp, law professor and former Bloc Quebecois MP, along with Julius Grey, a Montreal based lawyer, are suing the Federal Government on its decision to withdraw from the...

Environmentally Conscious Vancouver Business Owners Invest In High End Composter

Stephen Greenham, owner of Trafalgar’s Bistro, and Lorne Tyczenski, owner of Sweet Obsession Bakery, have jointly purchased a high end composter manufactured by GreenGood, at a cost of $25,000....
Northern Gateway Project

Northern Gateway Project Likely To Be A Messy Legal Affair

Last week many legal experts stated that aboriginals who oppose the Northern Gateway Project linking the Alberta oil sands to BC’s Northern coast don’t likely have the power to...
Recycling Electronics

Are Environmental Tax Levies Just Another Money Grab?

About 10 years ago, I went to Future Shop to buy a new computer monitor. I eventually ended up with an Acer LCD – one which I am extremely...
Bald Eagle

New Jersey Cheers Their Thriving Bald Eagle Population

Once on the brink of extinction, one of the United States' most revered national symbols, the bald eagle is thriving again. During the 1980’s there was only one nesting bald...
EU Aviation Industry

EU’s Aviation Fuel Policy Evokes International Ire!

Twenty six countries including Canada, United States, Brazil, China and India are vehemently opposing the European Union’s unilateral move to impose aviation fuel fees on airliners flying over its...
Plastic Bag Garbage

No Plastic Bag Ban Currently In Canada

Plastic shopping bags are progressively being banned around the world. In Britain, the plastic bag is symbolically viewed as actions of a “throw away society.” Even China, who is...


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How to Feed Your Dog in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Looking for ways to minimize your environmental impact while still providing your furry friend with a healthy and balanced diet? Our comprehensive guide on how to feed your dog in an environmentally-friendly way is just what you need!
red pepper tofu dip

Vegan Red Pepper Tofu and Chickpea Spread Recipe

Red pepper spreads are usually chock full of cream and cheese – making them a delight for the palette but a terror to the waistline. They are also eradicated from the vegan diet due to their animal-based ingredients. This version is incredibly healthy and also protein-filled.
espresso coffee grounds

Does Coffee Kill Plants? The Truth About Using Coffee as a Soil Amendment and...

Find out whether coffee is harmful to plants and learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using coffee grounds as a soil amendment or fertilizer. Discover other natural fertilizers to help your plants thrive.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
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How Sustainable is Your Business? The 10 Questions You Need to Answer

The ground is shifting from mere talk to concrete action around business sustainability. So, how do you evaluate your organisation's green efforts? These ten questions provide a great starting point.
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Going Green at Easter: How To Celebrate Sustainably

Here we share a few sustainable Easter ideas which will help you reuse your decorations year after year, and make even the brightest Easter baskets easily affordable.

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