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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.

Days without meat: the non-vegetarian initiative that convinced 86,000 people to skip meat

Dagen Zonder Vlees

As a Flemish girl, I was taught that a decent meal had to have potatoes, vegetables and meat. But in 2011, another Flemish girl turned my ideas about food upside down. This year, over 86,000 people are following her by eating less meat for 40 days. Meet Dagen Zonder Vlees, a booming Belgian initiative.

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Buying Chocolate for V-Day? Buy Eco-friendly Organic Chocolate

It is almost Valentine’s day !!! What are you planning on getting your Valentine ??? Chocolate? Of course you have to get them chocolate because when you think Valentine’s Day you think chocolate and ALOT of it. However have you ever thought about what you are supporting when you buy chocolate; such as, child slavery in the chocolate industry or unsustainable farming methods?? In this article I will be talking about child labor and unsustainable farming methods in the chocolate industry.

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Impact Investing and Saving: Planting Your Dollar

Let’s start this article off with an overview of a trend that has recently been on my mind: impact investing.

First, what is it?

The traditional role of investment hasn’t changed here. Investments are intended to preserve and grow capital. However, other goals are introduced when investing in companies with environmentally and socially progressive policies and products. Investors shift their assessments from only monetary performance to a broader perspective termed the Triple Bottom Line,.

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A Thriving Gift Economy in Vancouver

Vancouver is consistently rated near the top of many respectable lists for most desireable or highest quality of life cities in the world (ranked 5 th in 2014 by Mercer [1]). While its diverse culture is a standard offering in major Canadian cities, the awe inspiring nature at its doorstep is what sets it apart from the rest.

Meanwhile, Vancouver was also recently ranked the most expensive city to live in in Canada [2] and second in housing unaffordability in the world, after Hong Kong [3].

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3 reasons to add some cricket crunch to your plate

On the menu tonight: toasts with cricket spread, spaghetti alla locust and mealworm brownie. Feeling a bit nauseous? You’d better get used to it, because eating bugs is the future. And by that I mean the near future. Why? Well, it’s good for you and the planet. And it’s tasty too!

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