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People just like you are living off the land

September 11, 2017 | Leave a comment
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"In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket." ~ David Suzuki

Métis singer-songwriter/university student/beekeeper Liv Wade and Christi Salyn, who runs a property management business, own and operate Heartfelt Farm on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Liv grew up in the country. Christi was a city kid. Their mutual love for nature, animals and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle brought them together to grow food and enjoy the benefits of being close to the land.

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People just like you are fighting for environmental justice

June 28, 2017 | 1 comment
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Maya Menezes paddling through lake country.

"In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket." ~ David Suzuki

Across the nation, innovative people from every walk of life are promoting biodiversity, climate solutions and the right to a healthy environment where they live. Each month, Queen of Green will feature someone using their unique gifts to build a greener future for everyone.

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How to de-clutter 

June 20, 2017 | 6 comments
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Declutter your life and home with eight simple tips from Queen of Green assistant Breanna Carey.

If you aren't using your things, get them into the hands of people who will! The goal: Only hang on to items that serve you now.

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Cascades: Canada's first recycled paper products company

June 12, 2017 | 2 comments
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Cascades raw materials come from 84% recycled fibers.

Not so long ago, you couldn't buy anything made of recycled paper. Now companies turn waste into products people use every day.

I got the story behind Canada's Cascades from Mario Plourde, president and chief executive officer.

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Ten ways to reduce your transportation footprint

June 5, 2017 | Leave a comment
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A single city bus can take 40 private cars off the road and keep 168 tonnes of pollutants out of the air each year. (Credit: Canadian Pacific via Flickr)

According to Environment Canada, air pollution kills more than 5,000 people throughout the country every year. Public transportation helps fight urban air pollution.

A single city bus can take 40 private cars off the road and keep 168 tonnes of pollutants out of the air each year. A family with one car instead of two can reduce its annual emissions by 10 per cent!

Transportation produces more than 28 per cent of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions. Unless we reverse some vehicle-use trends, these emissions will continue to rise.

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