Environment and Nature
As Ontarians gear up to watch the Giants and Patriots battle it out this Super Bowl Sunday, many will be adding a brand new TV to their list of party essentials to pick up before the big game. But while you're looking to upgrade existing equipment to get that ultimate game day, big-screen experience, it is important to think about what to do with the equipment that is being replaced.
Did you know there are more wetlands in Canada than in any other country in the world? Canada is home to about one quarter of the world's wetlands, covering 14 percent of our country. February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, and if you're wondering why you should care, consider what wetlands do for us. They play a vital role in our day-to-day lives.
From providing ecological services such as flood control and water filtration, to food production
The holiday frenzy is upon us. The rush is on to find the "perfect" gift for everyone on your holiday list. Unfortunately, for many, the last minute dash to the Christmas Eve finish line is guaranteed to end unhappily -- presents that are too big, too small, and too outlandish. Too bad!
By some estimates as many as a third of holiday gift purchases are returned. In fact, up to 40 percent of all clothing purchased as presents will end up back at the stores it came from.
July 20, 2011
Toronto, ON, July 20, 2011 - Have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic bottles you throw in the recycling bin or the plastic bags and wraps you bring back to the grocery store? Though recycled plastics might be out-of-mind once the raw material leaves your hand, they are far from out-of-sight. Chances are, these valuable materials have already made their way back into your home or your car -- you might even be wearing them!
November 15, 2011
Toronto, ON, November 15, 2011 - Just how much food goes to waste? Some reports show that 25% of food purchased goes straight to the garbage or is discarded by restaurants and grocery stores. In fact, rich countries waste 100 million tonnes of food a year.
"PVC / vinyl windows and doors are the greenest choice" says Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore
Toronto, ON, July 11, 2011 -- There are so many reasons why vinyl (PVC) makes for superior doors and windows, not the least of which are environmental. From beginning to end, PVC has one of the smallest carbon footprints of all comparable building materials. Vinyl is one of the world's most versatile plastics and is used to make everything from medical devices to flooring.
Sept. 8, 2011
Toronto, ON, Sept. 8, 2011 - From residential homes to commercial buildings, hospitals and schools, architects and designers rely on plastics to help maximize durability and improve energy efficiency and performance. Properly installed plastic building products can help reduce energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and maintenance costs, thus reducing a homeowner's carbon footprint. Here are just a few of the ways that plastics help to save energy and GHG emissions at home:
Whether it snows or not this holiday season, more and more Canadians are dreaming of a green Christmas. Green-- as in a holiday that is gentler to the environment.
From the food, to the gifts, to travel, the holidays are traditionally a time of excess and waste. Tons of wrapping paper and plastic packaging are destined for the landfill. Twinkling lights draw extra electricity from power plants. Countless tanks of gas will ferry shoppers from mall to mall to find the "perfect" gift, and back again to return them after Boxing Day!
Fire Safety Week 2011 sees the revolutionary anti-combustible Cold Fire™ make its journey from predominantly government and industrial use to availability for domestic use as well. Front line Tested by NASCAR racing teams and firefighters around the globe, Cold Fire's natural fire suppressants and retardants are now available to the public for use in their own homes.
This summer take your smoothie to the next level by making a conscious effort to count the environmental footprint your creamy, icy cool beverage carries.