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Green Gift Wrapping

The holidays are a great time to connect with family and friends! The only downside of the holidays (at least for me) is all of the wasteful packaging in new gifts, toys and wrapping, along with tissue papers and plastic bags before the holidays and during boxing...

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Not Your Typical Stuff for Kids – Kids Toys 2018! 

  Often the plastic toys that come from giant chain stores are not only less healthy for kids, but also have the most packaging. As we had shared in an earlier post, there are lots of great experience gifts for kids. But if you really want to give something to...

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Top Experience Gifts

Being generous with your time is often more meaningful and memorable than giving more ‘stuff’. In this week's blog post, we have a list of “experience” gift ideas for your family and friends. In our fourth post from our Guide to a Green Holiday in Metro Vancouver...

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Top 5 Green 2018 Holiday Decorations

In the second part of our Green Winter Holiday in Metro Vancouver Guide, we will focus on 2018 holiday decorations.  There are some studies that have shown that many holiday store-bought decorations contain at least one hazardous chemical at levels of concern. These...

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Green Your Back-to-School Shopping

School is starting again soon, and that means if you have school-aged children you probably need to do some back-to-school shopping. If you’ve been meaning to start taking action and introducing some new green and healthy practices to your family, this is the perfect...

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Dangers of Fragrances

Did you know that 95% of fragrance ingredients are petroleum-based? And did you know you can be exposed to fragrances not just through direct contact, but also through the fragrance oil droplets constantly released into the air by other people's fragranced products?...

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Homemade Gluten-Free Playdough

Playdough is one of those classic children's activities that can provide hours of fun and help your child develop many skills. Unfortunately, commercially made playdough usually contains artificial fragrances and colourants, many of which are petroleum-based, as well...

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Using Essential Oils in Your Garden

Earlier, I shared a recipe for a natural, DEET-free mosquito repellent. One of the key ingredients in that recipe is lemon eucalyptus essential oil. Repelling mosquitoes isn't the only outdoor use for essential oils though. In fact, there are many ways they can be...

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