Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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Eco – Friendly Gift Ideas

Finding the absolute ideal gifts for your loved ones is not an easy task at all. No matter how many different ideas you come up, you are never completely satisfied with them. That is especially true if you are buying gifts for someone you have known for a long time and for whom you have already bought a lot of gifts to in the past. Why don't you do something good for the environment while you are finding that perfect gift and choose something

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A Quest for a Plastic Free Lunch

September began to loom on the horizon and that meant only one thing… the return to school! I realised that I would soon have to go back to making lunches for my husband and three children every single day. It’s not that I dread making lunches for them – that’s the bit I actually love – but over the summer we had done some thinking and some travelling and the one thing we had become aware of was how much plastic eating a packed lunch

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The Power of Possession Taming

Life seems to be running away with us. Most people now live at a speed previous generations would have thought perilous, with the honest people around us taking a good look at their lives and realizing – they were right. There is a product or service that vies for attention to cram every single second of our lives with something to do, see or buy and the unaware are seduced by the ‘Ooh! Shiny’ marketing that comes with them. It’s hard

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Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

Some people choose chemical substances to deal with ants when they come marching into your home. Since the chemicals may be toxic and dangerous, especially when you have small children in the house, it is better to opt for natural ways of dealing with an ant invasion. Important Aspects of Keeping Ants Away You may often wonder why ants are frequent guests in your home. Indeed, the key to eliminating ants is understanding their behavior and

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Why I Choose to be Green

I am green, when I say that I mean, I try my best to be as environmentally friendly as I can and I’m always looking to gather more knowledge on the subject.  I have taken a few classes at my local university in Environmental Management.  It hasn't ended up getting me a job in this field however I found myself thoroughly enjoying all the classes that I attended. I started taking classes back in about 2009 with the intent of getting a job

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Helping to Make Our Communities Stronger

‘No man is an island, No man Stands Alone’.  John Donne Simon and Garfunkel took this idea by John Donne and turned it into a song called, ‘I am a rock’ about insulating yourself from people for survival. As the song says, ‘I am a rock I am an island’, but more and more the pressures of modern life are isolating individuals and families whether you intend them to or not.  With increased world travel and migration, families are

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Urban Homesteading

Much as we might like the idea living the rural homesteading dream, it probably isn’t possible for the majority of people stuck in the city.  Many aspects of rural living are appealing to those who follow a green life style.   Do you harbor a secret ambition to live like Olivia, John, John boy and the rest of the family on Walton’s Mountain, or farm out on the prairies like Laura Ingalls, or set up home at Green Gables amongst the Prince

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Climate Change and its Effect on the Great White North

Climate change is a global problem with global consequences. In 2006, warmer-than-average temperatures were recorded across the world for the 30th consecutive year. Increasing average temperatures are melting glaciers and polar ice caps and raising sea levels, putting coastal areas at greater risk of flooding. Mounting evidence indicates that these changes are not the result of the natural variability of climate. The theory of human-induced

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Creating a Plastic Ocean

We’ve all heard about the plastic ‘garbage patch’ the size of Texas swirling around in a gyre the North Pacific. There have been debates about how it got there, how long it will last and what it comprises of, but no one really knew the answers to these questions. There just wasn’t enough data to make even an approximate calculation, so theories just kept coming, and extrapolating … and debating – and being extrapolated again. These

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