A Conservation Carol: 3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Excess

The holidays are a time for abundance. Lots of food, shopping, and gifts fill not-so-silent nights with joy and memories. Unfortunately, holiday abundance also leads to abundant waste. ...more

5 Foraging Tips

5 Foraging TipsForaging is searching for wild food. You can forage food from the woods, from the sea or anywhere where you can find wild food growing. Why would you forage when you can just go the grocery store? Foraged food is free! It’s also fun to go on an adventure looking for food while getting some fresh air and exercise. Before you forage, you should know some ground rules. Here are 5 foraging tips....more

Quick-Pickled Beet Stems

Eat beets from root to leaf! Rather than throwing away the beautiful beet stems from your bunches of beets, create a delicious pickled side-dish. ...more

What is plastic doing to you

Welcome to Mix Nerd Mondays, it’s a series I will be doing on here that is more in my area. I love science ( I am a bio nerd after all) and health care so here you will be getting any biology, ecology, environmental and maybe a little chemistry  posts that can affect our everyday lives....more


Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

8 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Eco-Friendly

Lately I’ve been on a mission to become a more environmentally responsible citizen. I really feel that humans’ impact on the planet is one of (if not the most) important issues of our time. For those of us who don’t yet feel drastically inconvenienced (or horribly threatened) by the effects of climate change, it is all too easy to push some frightening realities about what will happen if we don’t change our collective behaviour to the back of our minds....more

Farm Manager Wanted for Vancouver Island Ecovillage

What an exhausting day! Though the bit where I slogged through the mud in the lower hog pen  trying to find out where the electric fence was shorting out was somewhat wearying (and worrying, I discovered said problem when I went down to do the afternoon feed rounds and found the boar, Pompadour, hanging out with Cora and the four boar younglings... wrong side of the fence!!), the exhaustion was a result of spending most of the day with the lovely folks from O.U.R....more

Green Kitchen: What You Need to Know

I've often considered home cooking to be one of the best things you can do on your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. Cooking gets you away from the very unsustainable industrial food system and supports good health. At our house, the kitchen is the joyful center of our universe since Mr....more

Buying an Organic Mattress? You Must Be Joking

Have you ever watched one of those tell-all news segments that go behind the scenes into the world of hotel housekeeping or food service? Once you know all the dirty little secrets, staying in hotels or eating out isn't nearly as enjoyable. I travel extensively for business, and after watching one such show, I still make it my first priority to strip the bed of its bedspread, and I never directly touch the TV remote control....more

Have a Green Holiday Season: 10 Easy Tips

This year, instead of a white Christmas, why not strive for green? Eco-friendly, green holidays, that is....more