Content tagged “Queen of Green”

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  • Day 11: If I ate fish, I'd eat sardines

    Eating a pound of tuna represents roughly 100 times the footprint of a pound of sardines. Small fish also are among the healthiest seafood a person can eat, containing less toxins and more nutrition, and relying on fewer fossil fuels. Plus they're affordable. How do you support sustainable seafood? More »

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  • Day 10: More vegetarians needed

    Only four per cent of Canadians and Americans are vegetarians. Yet a vegetarian diet can go a long way to reducing our ecological footprint. How have you embraced vegetarianism into your thrice-daily routine? More »

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  • Day 8: Your crisper could use a makeover

    Canadians are good at growing food, but maybe even better at throwing it out. Forty-two per cent of food is wasted before it even gets to grocery store shelves. The average household chucks another one in four produce items. What are you doing to reduce food waste in your home? More »

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  • Day 6: Hormone disruption is annoying

    Lurking in hard plastics like water bottles and baby bottles, bisphenol-A recently leached into our consciousness. Turns out the epoxy resin in tin cans also migrates into baby formula, beans and soups. How do you reduce your exposure to chemicals like BPA? More »

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  • Day 5: Farmers need love too

    Eating local can reduce your carbon footprint and connect you to the people behind your food. Ask your food producer about what's in season, cooking tips, and the true costs of growing a tomato. What have you learned from a farmer? More »

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  • Day 4: Restaurants go green

    Eating out tonight? Restaurants can help protect the planet by creating local, organic menus, sourcing sustainable ingredients, composting waste and conserving energy. What do you look for in a sustainable restaurant? More »

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  • Day 3: Eat organic, save a snake

    Organic means more than sparing your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes from pesticides. This kind of farming avoids growth hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, and is better for plants and animals. Why do you buy organic? More »

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