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Backyard composting do's and don'ts

August 2012
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Composting is cheap and easy, and it turns almost half of your garbage into plant food! Follow the Queen of Green's advice, and you'll have a happy and productive compost pile or bin in no time. Here are her do's and don'ts.... More »

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Body care recipes for men

July 2012
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On average men use six personal care products each day — from toothpaste and shampoo to soap and deodorant — while women use about twelve. Spoil yourself with these recipes, or make them for the man in your life! More »

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Baby care recipes

July 2012
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These simple baby care recipes will help you avoid harmful chemicals, like fragrance, petrolatum and parabens, found in many baby products. Each one takes less than 10 minutes to make, and all make great "green" gifts!... More »

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Hair care recipes

July 2012
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Tame and treat your locks with these simple recipes made with food-grade ingredients. All recipes are free of parabens and synthetic fragrances.... More »

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What wetlands do for you

June 2012
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A summary of five things that wetlands do for you and five things that you can do for wetlands.... More »

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BC Wetland Leadership Forum natural capital case studies

June 2012
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Three case studies demonstrating the economic and community benefits of protecting local wetlands.... More »

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Bill C‐38: What you need to know

June 2012
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Canada's Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, Introduced Bill C-38 on March 29, 2012, ostensibly to implement measures announced in Budget 2012. In reality, amendments to environmental laws account for about half of the 452‐page bill. These amendments will weaken Canada's capacity for environmental governance, threatening our land, climate and water.... More »

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Declaration of Interdependence (Multilingual)

June 2012
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The Declaration of Interdependence, written for the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, expresses our values as an organization. Since then it has inspired people around the world to live lighter on the Earth. To honour that universal appeal, we're proud to offer the Declaration in multiple languages. More »

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Sustainable shopper's guide to cleaners

May 2012
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Did you know that toxic chemicals found in some laundry detergents can induce asthma? Or that cleaning your bathtub may be exposing you to cancer-causing substances? Even your dish soap may be doing damage — harming the fish and aquatic life near your home. Find out how to avoid toxic... More »

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End food waste

May 2012
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Sharpen your food storage skills and start saving money! The Queen of Green's tips and handy chart will help you cut down on the amount of food you throw away.... More »

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Skill Swap auction sheet

February 2012
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What if Janet in accounts payable was also a whiz at bike tune-ups? Supposing graphic designer Eric could bake a killer lemon meringue pie? Your colleagues are so much more than their job titles. An office skill swap will not only build community, you'll benefit from each other's skills, save... More »

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Make your own candles

December 2011
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Burning candles made of synthetic materials may emit small amounts of toxins in to the air. Instead of using candles made of paraffin — a by-product of petroleum refining — you can make your own! More »

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