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How Can I Buy Ethical Clothing on a Budget?

by: Kiana on 07/07/2016

Looking for affordable, yet ethically minded clothing on a budget? As part of our Summer Sale 2016, we are featuring Kate Black’sMagnifeco: Your Head-to-toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty. From hair and beauty products to shoes and footwear, you can feel better about everything you put on your body with this great read and be — …

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When ‘made in China’ is Really ‘made in North Korea’

by: Madhu on 07/03/2016

You care about ethical fashion and non-toxic beauty products, but sometimes it’s difficult to sort out who makes what, where, and what’s in it. With summer shopping around the corner, now is a great time to pick up Kate Black’s influential book, Magnifeco: Your Head-to-toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty to help you make …

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How Do We Get Kids Outside?

by: EJ on 06/15/2016

School is just about done and summer is right around the corner.  Parents and kids alike are excited by the long warm summer days.  Parents, you might have fond memories of having the whole summer off: trips to the park; playing in the yard with friends; beach days; swimming in the lake; living mostly outside, nothing terribly organized. 

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The One Book the Green Building Industry Needs to Read

by: EJ on 05/10/2016

Jerry Yudelson's Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It has just come off press.  Nicknamed the "Godfather of Green", Jerry Yudelson is the ideal person to write this insider's critique of the LEED certification system.

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David Suzuki Foundation #30x30Challenge

by: EJ on 05/03/2016

For the past five years, The David Suzuki Foundation has invited Canadians and people around the world to join the 30×30 Nature Challenge. Last year, over 16,000 people signed up to spend 30 minutes outside each day for 30 days. The goal is to cultivate the nature habit by getting outside everyday for at least 30 minutes.

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