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Did you know that the food that you eat travels an average of more than 1,500 miles to reach your plate? By eating food that was manufactured in your country or even more locally, you are not only helping your nation's economy (and supporting farmers directly) but you are also reducing how much polution you are causing indirectly through consumption. Local consumption can really help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and your impact.

Could Santa Be A Local Shopper?

For many of us, Christmas festivity is an important time of the year. In Canada as all over the world some celebrate religious events, but others turn the celebration into a huge consumption feast. Who does not love the gifts under the tree, the lights on our porch and in the windows, snow in the backyard, turkey dinners and Christmas cakes with family and friends? We buy numerous presents, lots of festive food and of course, a Christmas tree. All these purchases, as travel or heating our homes, add to our carbon footprint.

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The Green Christmas Feast

Indeed, the holidays are here and everyone is busy thinking of who to give presents to, what presents to give, when to buy gifts and how to give these presents. Sometimes we overlook this season for the presents alone. But some people give an abundant amount of time in preparation for their Christmas eve feast with their families and friends, where they can share their love through delicious dishes, bringing out their holiday plates, dressed with their best holidays outfits while listening to nostalgic Christmas childhood songs.

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Grow Calgary: Ensuring access to healthy, local food

As more and more people are coming to both understand the issue of food accessibility, and as they are coming to distrust the food industry and its use of pesticides, more and more organizations, like Grow Calgary, are popping up. Grow Calgary is, quite literally, making a movement back to our roots. A group of dedicated volunteers have repurposed 11 acres of land just west of the Canada Olympic Park to “harvest the first crop on Canada’s largest urban agricultural farm”.

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Ottawa's farmer’s markets, an excellent choice for students

One of the most difficult aspects of being a university or college student is the constant struggle to stay healthy. Whether it be the seemingly never ending readings and assignments making it impossible to make it to the gym, the constant party atmosphere which is definitely to blame for the (freshman) 15 lbs you’ve gained over the semester, or the high cost of a simple orange or tomato at the local grocery store, making smart and healthy choices can be incredibly difficult.

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Five apps to help you find farmer's markets and other local food options

Mobile applications have been a handy tool to our daily lives. It makes our life a lot easier than 10 years ago by providing useful information that makes routine activities more efficient. To promote the idea of sustainable living, lots of smartphone apps exist to help users find information on locally grown, seasonal, and organic foods.

This article lists several useful mobile apps to help users know more about local farmer's markets, locally grown foods, and also how to use them in delicious recipes.

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