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Why is it important to use a range hood?

Why is it important to use a range hood?

When we cook on a stove, particularly a gas stove, moisture is emitted into the air. Gas stoves also emit carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter, and formaldehyde. Without proper ventilation, these pollutants are trapped inside our homes and...

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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! 

When we cook on a stove, particularly a gas stove, moisture is emitted into the air. Gas stoves also emit carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter, and formaldehyde. Without proper ventilation, these pollutants are trapped inside our homes and...

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Top Experience Gifts

Top Experience Gifts

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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Top 5 Green 2018 Holiday Decorations

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

Green Your Back-to-School Shopping

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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Dangers of Fragrances

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

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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