Tag: Environment/Reducing Our Impact

How to deal with a hole in your shitkickers.

How to deal with a hole in your shitkickers.

Excuse my colourful choice of words, I’m nothing if not a bit crass. Cheap too, if you ask my kids. My son swears I won’t buy anything that costs more than $15, and to be fair, that’s not much of an exaggeration. But you can’t 

11 Tips for Easing the Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

11 Tips for Easing the Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Are you thinking about reducing the amount of meat, eggs, and dairy you eat? Limiting your intake of these things is sure to benefit you physically, but it’s not always an easy adjustment to make, mentally. I have several friends and family members who have 

The Laundry Line

The Laundry Line

We finally managed to get the clothes line up and ready before the warm weather hit (not that I have anything against hanging laundry outΒ when the weather is bad), and it’s been seeing a lot of use, sometimes up to three loads a day when 

A Green Roof

A Green Roof

No, I’m not referring to a house with plants growing on the roof like a Hobbit house (although I would love to have such a thing, I’m a hobbit at heart!).When we chose the company that we did to build our house, it was due 

Soap Opera

Soap Opera

I’m not one to sing the praises of a cleaning product. I don’t particularly enjoy doing housework, so as long as it’s done that’s usually good enough for me. But that all changed recently when I bought a package of Ecover dishwasher powder because the 

The Low Impact Period

The Low Impact Period

I’ve talked here quite a bit about the things we’ve done as a family to reduce our impact on the environment, but one thing that I haven’t touched on yet is the one thing I’ve been doing the longest, and the one thing that I 

Habitat ReStore

Habitat ReStore

When building a home on a budget and trying to reuse and recycle as many materials as possible, your friendly neighborhood Habitat ReStore definitely makes things a whole lot easier. Habitat for Humanity is a charity that builds homes for families who can’t afford to 

A Car-Free Drive

A Car-Free Drive

East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighborhood (otherwise known as “The Drive”) celebrated it’s third annual car-free festival today, which is held to raise awareness about the importance of walkable, pedestrian friendly cities. Several blocks of the Drive are closed to traffic during the festivities, and the 

Things I Love – Freecycle

Things I Love – Freecycle

I know, I know – I may have mentioned how much I love Freecycle a time or two since starting this blog, but I’ve never actually dedicated an entire post to it. Just in case there are some of you out there who haven’t yet 

House Prices, a Yummy Meal, and Green Building

House Prices, a Yummy Meal, and Green Building

It was an absolutely gorgeous day here today. Unfortunately we spent most of it inside the house in a state of mad panic, trying to clean up our construction mess before the bank’s property assessment guy came buy to have a look around and figure