Sustainability Tips – October

Strike while the climate is hot. September 27 was a big day for sustainable action. It concluded the Global Climate Strike, a week of youth-led protests, calling world leaders to take immediate action on the current climate crisis. Over 7.6 million people around the world mobilized to strike for climate action. After the build-up and…

Sustainability Tips – August

Please note that the information below is intended to provide information on specific and relevant topics, and not to promote any one product. The best way to BBQ … “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” (Michael Pollan) Meat consumption has huge impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, land-use, water-use, and energy-use. One of the best…

Sustainability Tips – July

Get electric! Have you been thinking about getting an Electric Vehicle (EV)? Want to know how EV-rebates work? or what to do once you have an EV? Choosing an electric vehicle over one that burns gas is one of the best things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas production! Climate Context Transportation is responsible…

Sustainability Tips – June

BUY LOCAL – WHY DO WE CARE? Ever wonder why it’s important to “buy local”? They are words we hear often but can be difficult to understand in a tangible way. Buying local has social, economic, and environmental benefit and all three are inextricably linked. Let’s look at why. Economic benefit: In spending a dollar…

Sustainability Tips – May

GET YOUR TOTE ON! Check out our new Sustainability totes! These stylish bags are made from 100% cotton and are sturdy and long-lasting. Many of the products that claim to be sustainable or ‘green’ are often poor quality and end up creating more waste rather than reducing it. Try to be selective with the items…

Sustainability Tips – April

CELEBRATE OUR PLANET! Earth Day has been internationally celebrated since 1970 (49 years!). It is a day to bring awareness of some of the greatest environmental issues we currently face, including climate change, plastics pollutions, and threats to our endangered species. This is a day to take action and change our own behaviour to decrease…

Sustainability Tips – March

Spring Cleaning Are you thinking of getting rid of items that no longer ‘spark joy’? Are you trying to clear out some clutter as spring approaches? Decreasing clutter in your home is a great practice and can simplify many aspects of your day-to-day life. However – it’s important to go about it the right way…

Sustainability Tips – January

New Year – New Tips! We are kicking off 2019 with some more sustainability tips for the community!   Consider a Recycle it Right Resolution – With Your Coffee! Recycling isn’t always straightforward. A prime example is the disposable coffee cup – an elusive character when it comes to proper disposal. Disposable coffee cups are one…