► Watch this video on how to operate a stainless steel ice cube tray|
► Practical Tips on how to have a Litter-less Lunch
► Smart Plastics Guide (Information provided by The US Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy)
► Eating Outside the Box (even when lunch is packed in one)
► City eyes coffee cup ban (star.com)
The City of Toronto is targeting some of its biggest garbage offenders – coffee cups, takeout food containers and plastic bags – in a study that could lead to sweeping changes in the way residents handle their refuse. Read more...
► Bisphenol A is “Toxic”: Canadian Government Announces on October 17 (Toxic Nation)
The government of Canada has looked at scientific studies and data on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) and has designated this chemical as “toxic” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)... Read more...
► Canada moves to ban bisphenol A in baby bottles (CBC News)
The federal government has decided to add bisphenol A to the country's list of toxic substances and draft regulations that ban the sale in Canada of plastic baby bottles containing the chemical... Read more...
► Plastic Bottles Release Potentially Harmful Chemicals (Bisphenol A) After Contact With Hot Liquids (Science Daily)
- Green Kinetics Webzine - Green Kinetics (www.greenkinetics.com) is a comprehensive and up-to-date source on green energy news, information, events, new product data, and more.
- Product safety info for the whole family (Environmental Working Group)
At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.
- Earth Hours
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
- Green Teacher
Green Teacher is a magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.
- Environmental Earth Angels
A registered charity providing environmental education throughout Ontario.
Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities - now and for the future.
- EcoKids Program
Started in 1994, EcoKids is a free, environmental education program that offers curriculum-linked materials and activities for Canadian elementary schools to engage in environmental action. Children are encouraged to form their own opinions, make decisions, get involved and understand the impact their own actions have on the environment.
- Canadian Environment Week
Canadian Environment Week is the perfect time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives in tackling climate change and reducing air pollution.
- Earth Day Canada (www.earthday.ca)
Earth Day Canada (EDC) is a national environmental communications organization mandated to improve the state of the environment by empowering Canadians to achieve local solutions. Since 1991, EDC has been coordinating Earth Day/Earth Month events, and creating successful community programs and award-winning artistic and media projects.
- Waste Reduction Week in Canada - www.wrwcanada.com
The Waste Reduction Week is developed and run by a coalition of waste reduction and conservation organizations from across Canada. The program urges everyone to do their
part by reducing, reusing and recycling in every aspect of their lives - at home, school and work.
- Waste Free Lunch Challenge (www.wastefreelunch.com)
The goal of the Ontario Waste Free Lunch Challenge (WFLC) is to help schools reduce the amount of garbage they produce and to educate students, staff, and parents about waste reduction. School lunches are a major source of waste in Ontario – the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, or an average of 8500 kilograms (18,700 lbs) of waste per school per year.
- Ontario EcoSchools (ontarioecoschools.org)
Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program for grades 1-12 that helps students develop ecological literacy while engaged in practices to become environmentally responsible citizens. It also helps schools and school boards improve their operations to reduce their environmental impacts.
Lovable Labels make colourful labels that are personalized with your child's name. The iron-on labels for clothing will withstand machine washing and drying. The stick-on labels can be attached to just about anything: books, water bottles, school binders, pencil cases, school supplies, lunch boxes, etc. They are dishwasher- and microwave-safe, waterproof and UV resistant!!
The shoe labels are made with a special "perma-grip" backing and supplied with a clear protective cover to ensure extra durability.
Check out the Lovable Labels website to learn more about this neat product invented by a mother!
While we realize that the most eco-friendly travel happens by or bike, air travel sometimes is inevitable. When we fly, we find our tickets on www.vayama.com.