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Buy smart

If you stop buying products that contain powerful greenhouse gases (high GWP gases), you can reduce your impact and you'll be doing something smart for the environment. You can do this by simply not using or using less air conditioning (in the car, at home or work), refrigerators (if you have more than one), foam products (styrofoam cups/containers, foam packaging, foam based home insulation, etc.) and aerosols (hairspray, shaving cream, etc.)

Buying smart also means buying used! Used items not only do you not add any new emissions caused by transporting manufactured goods from the point of production, you also stop the emissions that would have been caused by the manufacturing and packaging of this newly made item.

Two easy and inexpensive green gift ideas for Christmas

The holiday season, for most of us it is the season for giving and sharing. This season why not combine the giving of gifts with the sharing of our passion for environmental awareness? Environmentally friendly products are not always the friendliest on the wallet, but Mother Nature sure would appreciate it. Even if the gift itself is not completely environmentally friendly, you can reduce the impact it has on the environment, by doing your best to keep unnecessary packaging to a minimum!

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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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What to buy for that eco-hipster on your list?

Environmentalists can be a little choosy when it comes to gift-receiving. If you aren’t yourself deep in the environmental movement it can be a challenge to find gifts that won’t provoke a lecture or even diatribe on organic cotton, local purchasing, conflict electronics, the petroleum industry or Monsanto. Here is a short list of gift ideas that will instead encourage a bearded hug and the recognition that you really understand this unique individual and their strong convictions.

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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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