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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.

5 green tips for your summer backyard bash

Summer has finally arrived, which means that the weather is finally allowing us to throw our much beloved backyard patio parties. Planning a get-together with friends and family involves preparing supplies, food, beverages, games and sometimes even decorations (if we are getting really fancy). Although it is tempting to take a more convenient route and head to a nearby dollar store to get paper plates and plastic cutlery, or going to a fast food restaurant for a quick and ready meal, those are not the most green options.

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Can reducing your consumption of meat really help save the world?

Reducing carbon emissions can be carried out on all levels. This could range from governments implementing new legislature attempting to curb emissions, state agencies adopting new programs and localities implementing energy efficient regulations on future projects. But have you considered the individual level plays just as an important role in the fight verse climate change? Have you thought about changing your diet to help reduce carbon emissions significantly?

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How can I make a green Mother's Day card?

Did you ever consider creating a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day card with your own hands? For many years Shoppers and Hallmark were places I went to for greeting cards. I enjoyed browsing their well-lined stacks and picked the cards that matched up to how I imagined expressions should go. But no matter how close the design was to my expectation, it's never exactly the same; I always felt something was missing.

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Save On Space, Splurge On Life: The Tiny House Movement

The concept of ‘tiny living’ has recently grown into somewhat of a social movement all over North America. While the average size of the Canadian home is 1948 square feet, tiny homes range between 100 to 400 square feet. The fundamental idea behind this movement is sixfold – it encompasses tiny houses, environmental consciousness, self-sufficiency, lifestyle simplification, financial power and best of all, adventure.

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