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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...

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...

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.

Analyze this

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

Read the label

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Be water wise

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

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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