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Vancouver Aquarium Fights to Save Injured Otter

An eight-year-old sea otter named Whiffen remains in critical condition after Vancouver Island beachgoers discovered him 10 days ago. If the animal hadn't limped to shore near a popular...
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Our Love Affair with the Car is Killing Our Cities

This week, WalkScore released their results for the most pedestrian-friendly cities. The Seattle-based technology company says Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are the top three most “walkable” cities in Canada, while...
Reykjavik, Iceland

The 10 Greenest Cities in the World

Do you have a hankering to go someplace green? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out ten of the greenest cities in the world. All of these...
solefood

Seeds in the City: Urban Orchards Sprout Up in Canada

Canada’s Greenest City has gone fruity – creating the country’s first urban orchard and one that is being touted as the largest of its kind on the continent. Growing fruit...

San Francisco, Ottawa lead over Vancouver in Sustainability

The Pressure’s on: Will Vancouver Be Greenest City by 2020? You can almost hear Mayor Robertson’s pressured gulp echoing against the city’s North-facing mountains. A Toronto-based media and research company for...
Stella McCartney

Fashion Weeks: Eco Fashion Roundup

“5 years ago, no one cared about sustainability” -Filippo Ricci, co-creator and curator of Estethica, the sustainable wing of London Fashion Week. It’s been hit and miss introducing sustainability into the...
Car free days

The World Presents: “Car Free Days”

As everyone knows by now, apart from taking you from point A to point B, cars and motorbikes are not the friendliest of things you be using for the...
Vancouver parked with vertical gardens

Vertical Gardens: Sprouting Up Everywhere

Here in Vancouver, on a rooftop between pizza slice joints in the downtown core, an EasyPark parking garage prepares to balance its ecological mandate by converting its roof to...

CO2 4 ME+U

It’s Bike to Work Week in BC—province-wide, people are putting the pedal to the metal in a much more Earth-friendly way. 2012 goals put out by the not-for-profit organizing group...
Consumerism

Trapped Like a Fly In The World Wide Web of Green Living

The thing about being a LOHAS consumer is that once you’re turned on to greener options, you can’t turn back. Plastic packaging starts to glare like sharp glass on...

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5 Natural Cleaning Products You Should Always Have On Hand

You can make your own natural cleaning products from common household items such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. But, what are these products actually best at cleaning and why?
home energy audit

Considering a Home Energy Audit? Here’s What You Need to Know

In this article, we delve into the importance of getting a home energy audit, how it can be done, and the benefits it has to offer.
baby nursery

4 Things to Consider when Planning an Eco-Friendly Nursery

These 4 design tips will help ensure your newborn is being kept safe and healthy in an eco-friendly nursery.

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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.
sustainable business

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.
drain

4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.

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