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Peace, love & burgers? Lessons from World Peace Day

September 22, 2015

For World Peace Day (September 21) the UN marked the annual event with calls for all warring parties to put down their weapons. Elsewhere, thousands gathered at 1,300 events around the planet to sit in silence and meditate for the cause. And Burger King, Wendy’s and Denny’s? Well, they combined ingredients from five different competing fast food chains in one giant burger for… ReadPreviousNext Post


Summer face-off: Citrobug versus mosquitos

July 23, 2015

My friends invited me and two dozen others to camp out at their cottage for a big 40th birthday bash. After my initial reaction (cottage party on a lake, woot!) came the fear factor (oh crap, what kind of northern Canadian bloodsuckers will be swarming and can I track down any DEET-free protection on time?). Two health stores I popped into had… ReadPreviousNext Post


Lather up with 100% real greenwash!

May 13, 2015

Walk down the bodycare aisle of any drugstore and you’d swear you hit your head and woke up in a fruit stand. No one could really blame you if you accidentally chugged that juicy pomegranate bodywash, acai berry avocado shampoo or strawberry smoothie body buff. It does look delicious. Of course, we know that fruit explosion… ReadPreviousNext Post


Twice as nice: more ethical mother’s day gifts

May 7, 2015

It’s almost Mother’s Day and, like the rest of the continent, you’re scrambling to figure out a way to let your mom know that she’s pretty awesome. Forget the same old, same old (sweatshop chocolate, toxically-scented creams and perfumes, pesticide-laced flowers that wilt within days). This week’s Ecoholic guide to Mother’s day gifts features nothing but gifts that give… ReadPreviousNext Post

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Is that asbestos in your reno dust?

April 5, 2014

It’s National Asbestos Awareness Week. Do you know where your asbestos is? Canada’s asbestos mines may finally be shuttered, but people are still finding the cancerous fibres tucked into all sorts of hidden corners of their homes. If your house was built before the 1980s/90s, it could contain asbestos in a dizzying number of spots. All fine… ReadPreviousNext Post


How green is that “eco” yoga mat really?

March 5, 2014

Spend a lot of time face time with your yoga mat? So many mats splash the words “eco” and “biodegradable” in their marketing but are they telling the truth? Long story short, too many eco mats claiming to be green are totally stretching their credibility (some puns can’t be avoided, sorry). It’s pretty astounding how many companies… ReadPreviousNext Post