The Greenest House in the World… Eco-Sense Cob Home

The Greenest House in the World… Eco-Sense Cob Home

Ann and Gord built what is called the “World’s Greenest Modern House in the world” from the greenest building program ever created. Their cob – “mud” home includes energy and water conservation, composting toilets, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal: domestic hot water and heating, rainwater harvesting, living roofs, earthen floors and counters, natural non-toxic – no or low […]

Peru’s Amazon: Part 1

Peru’s Amazon: Part 1

How can you love the world if you are protecting just your corner. The world is pretty large but as much as we look to affect our portion other corners need our help. A while ago myself (Terry – your eco friend) and my husband Mark spent some time in Peru’s Amazon. We went with […]

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag

Plastic never truly breaks down completely. Even the so-called biodegradable products don’t completely biodegrade because modern garbage dumps are not designed to allow this to happen. The only cure for the “proliferation” of this species is to stop using the product in the first place. Below is a great Mockumentary of the life cycle of […]

Fracking and Your Drinking Water

Here is a great video on Fracking. Please share.  

The Dirty Truth about Recycled Plastics

The Dirty Truth about Recycled Plastics

I was on an island in the middle of the ocean, a few miles outside of Belize, no people for miles, yet there were piles of plastic bottles, bags and other plastic garbage washed up on the shore. This was a few years ago and it really opened my eyes to the amount of “recyclable […]

How to Choose A Sweetener

Just about every low-calorie food or any boxed, can or prepared ones contains some kind of sweetener, one of my personal pet peeves. I don’t understand why most foods contain sugar or other low-calorie sweeteners to disguise the flavours. Well if you must have a sweetener in your foods take a look at this chart […]

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

Touch only Your Camera While Snorkelling or Diving

I live in Calgary, AB, Canada. An area landlocked by mountains on one side and prairie on the other. I have a love of water so when I get a chance to holiday then it is usually somewhere near the ocean. Last March, Mark and I took a trip to Roatan, an island off the […]

Ingredients in Personal Care Products

A short time ago I posted about the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics and the necessity of becoming  more aware of what’s in the products you use. It’s recommended that you switch to products that don’t contain harmful ingredients. Ah, this in only possible when you know what these harmful ingredients are. My friends at the Environmental […]

Planet Earth Forever

This one of my favourites.

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