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Shopping & Style
Go naked

When possible, choose products without packaging. Lush’s fresh, hand-made soaps, shampoos, bath bombs and more come au natural so there’s nothing...

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Pass on the paper

Many local companies offer e-bill options so you can you can pass on receiving the paper version. Take it a step...

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Put your computer to sleep

Adjust your computer settings so it will automatically go into “power save” or “sleep mode” after a period of inactivity.

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Analyze this

Find out how much energy your lighting, heating and kitchen appliances use – whether gas or electric – each year. Knowing...

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Read the label

The next time you need to replace an old, inefficient appliance, look for the international Energy Star symbol, which identifies...

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Tame the basement beast

That second fridge humming away in your basement or garage might seem like a convenient item, but according to BC...

Health & Fitness
Be seafood smart

With our city’s amazing array of izakaya and sushi spots, some Vancouverites are chowing down without realizing they’re not eating...

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Choose a green table

The non-profit Green Table Network of sustainable restaurants and foodservice outlets has grown to more than 200 members in the...

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Love your dog; love the environment

It’s a stinky subject, but doggie-do disposal is getting greener. Local pet stores are stocking Langley-based EcoSafe Biodegradable Doggie Bags as...

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Take a wormshop

Small-space dwellers can learn how to compost using an innovative worm bin. This City of Vancouver program costs $25 and includes...

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Be water wise

In the summer and year round, catch that liquid sunshine in a rain barrel designed and manufactured by the City...

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Grow your own vegetables

City Farmer offers a hands-on introductory course on growing your own vegetables in an urban environment. The two-hour course costs $100...

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