Content tagged “Queen of Green”

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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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  • Butt out for the planet

    Flicked out of car windows, stomped out on sidewalks and strewn about our parks and beaches — several trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. If you smoke, there's a new reason to quit. Butt out for the planet. More »

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