Resources

Critter Repellents

June 2010
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These green recipes are repellent to some critters and none of them are designed to attract beneficial predators. Try them if you've exhausted other methods (such as planting native species to attract beneficials). Some are thought to discourage pest. Others — those with soap, oil or vinegar — will kill insects. More »

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Green fun in the summertime

June 2010
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Many of us have made the mistake of staying out in the sun too long. We underestimate the dangers, lose track of time, or use a sun- screen with SPF (sun protection factor) that's too low. Too much sun can be dangerous. Be careful. Cover up. Wear a hat. Use sunscreens with mineral-based ingredients (zinc oxide or titani- um oxide). And if you do get burned, consider these non-toxic remedies for quick relief. More »

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Getting kids into birds

May 2010
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Children who connect with nature grow into adults who care about protecting it. So round up the kids in your life — and their friends — and head outdoors! Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers (the two Vancouver Moms behind Nature Bag) suggest these kid-friendly, bird-related activities. More »

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Think twice about eating farmed salmon

May 2010
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This brochure helps to explain why you should refuse open net-cage farmed salmon. Help inform your friends, family and local seafood retailers about the importance of choosing more sustainable options like closed containment farmed salmon.... More »

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Homemade cosmetic ingredients explained

April 2010
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Making your own homemade cosmetics can be fun, easy, and affordable. This fact sheet is for those who want to know more about the purpose of various ingredients in do-it-yourself recipes. From sweet almond oil to shea butter, find out why they're used and where to buy them.... More »

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Doing Business in a New Climate: A Guide to Measuring, Reducing and Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 2010
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Doing Business in a New Climate provides guidance and resources for the key activities that make up a greenhouse gas management program, including measuring, reducing, and offsetting emissions, and developing a communications strategy around the program. The guide also profiles leading businesses that are benefiting from greenhouse gas management. More »

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Fruit Fly newsletter — Winter 2010

January 2010
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Winter 2010 issue of an e-newsletter highlighting the people who support our work (volunteers, ambassadors, community leaders, third party fundraisers)... More »

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The Green Spa, Part One

November 2009
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Green Spa is here: Avocado Hair Mask, Banana Mask, Floral Mask, Makeup Remover, Nail Strengthener and more! Indulge in our three part treatments! More »

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Sustainability at Home in B.C.: a toolkit: Decision-making help for your everyday choices

November 2009
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This document is a one-stop shop, designed to help you with your everyday decision-making. Learn simple steps to get you started on the road to personal change and just watch how it alters the world around you. More »

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The Green Spa, Part Four

November 2009
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Green Spa is here: Herbal Stick Deodorant, No Sweat Foot Spray, Rose Petal Soak, Men's Body Spray and more! Indulge in our four part treatments! More »

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Canada's Seafood Guide

July 2009
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Use SeaChoice's sustainable seafood guide to help you find the Best Choice options for your meal. Keep one on hand to help you choose ocean-friendly seafood when you dine and shop. More »

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Purchasing Carbon Offsets: A Guide for Canadian Consumers, Businesses, and Organizations

July 2009
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The David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute have prepared this guide to help Canadian consumers, businesses and organizations assess the quality of carbon offsets and the vendors that sell them. It includes a survey of 20 carbon offset vendors from Canada and around the world to help shed light on how these vendors are performing. More »

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