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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.

The Next Big Step, How do we Green the Green Economy?

Since the Paris Climate Summit in November of 2015 there has been quite a bit of conversation as to what the next big step is. We want to do something about climate change and 175 countries have signed the Paris Agreement, but now that the promises have been made, we have to begin to fulfill them.

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Composting and buying local in the winter, is that even possible?

March can be a ruthless month in Canada. Days are short, ice is everywhere, and sometimes even when there are hints of spring, there seems to be a sudden flash blizzard with no warning. Dreaming about the sun and fresh air is a daily activity and warm weather just doesn’t seem close enough. Some say the best way to fight the winter blues is to get cozy inside with some comfort food.

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Shopping Your Local Farmers Market Can Be Healthy For the Earth Too

Going to a local farmers’ market can be great for many reasons. First it is a great way to support local farms and small businesses, since most farmers’ markets today are a myriad of food and craft vendors.  Shopping at farmers’ markets means fresh food, and consequently eating healthy meals. But buying food at your local farm stand can also mean less waste- food waste, packaging, and energy- if you are willing to contribute. Here are some simple ways for you to feed you, your family and friends healthy meals while reducing your carbon footprint.

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Cooking or Baking for the Holidays? Buy Local !

It is the holiday season and that means ALOT of eating. If you are baking and cooking for the holiday season, buy local groceries ! There are MANY benefits to buying local groceries. In this article I explore the drawbacks of not buying local groceries then I go into the many benefits of buying local groceries and then I share some grocery stores which carry local groceries.

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What's the environmental impact of growing your own food?

Buying locally grown food is a great way to minimize your environmental impact, and growing your own food takes that idea one step further. You might be surprised by the effect even a small vegetable garden can have on your carbon footprint. Here’s a simple calculation to show just how much energy you might be able save with your garden.

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