Archive for November, 2012

Is your Home Ready for Winter?

    It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas; soon your days will be filled with eggnog swigging, gift wrapping, and tree decorating. It also means temperatures will be falling. So while you gear up for holiday cheer, make sure your home is ready to take on the winter months ahead (and your relatives!). […]

Got Polystyrene?

                    What takes… 500 years to degrade? Makes up 30% of the landfills worldwide? Releases 90 hazardous chemicals in our environment when burned? Polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic. Cheap and lightweight, it’s been a popular packaging material for years. Though it’s […]

Put the Green in Black Friday

  It’s not unusual to find people sleeping outside their favorite retail stores to take advantage of the markdowns the day after American Thanksgiving. However, while credit cards are racking up on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will have a very different outcome for America’s largest retail chain.        […]

Awesome…or Ridiculous?

    It’s the weekend, so let’s have some fun in a little game we like to call, Awesome or Ridiculous. There are some pretty innovative people out there, but are these ideas on the cusp of genius or just plain, well, ridiculous?                 A clock that also […]

The War on Cars?

    On path to becoming the Greenest City by 2040, Vancouver city councilors unanimously passed a transportation plan that aims to increase the foot, bike and transit trips from 44 to 66% by 2040. For those of you who have sat through the stop-and-go Broadway corridor, you’ll understand the need to make some changes. […]

Are your wheels Green?

    Whether you’re driving this… or this… Rainy weather and colder temperatures means that many of us will However, it is important to understand that the rights of children with disabilities who are placed by their parents in private elementary schools and secondary schools are not the same as those of kids with disabilities […]

Sustainable Art is Painting the Green Picture

    Maybe it’s because we’re still buzzing from excess Halloween candy, but we’ve had a sudden strike of artistic inspiration after spotting these amazing pieces made from unwanted materials. Sure, anyone can just pick up a paintbrush, but what would you do with 40,000 junk mail flyers? Check out how some people have thought […]

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