Blog Archives

Everyday actions, inspirations and ideas to become more sustainable and resilient in your own life.

Ottawa Supermarket embraces Zero Waste Concept

This article was in the Make Change newsletter I subscribe to and I wanted to re-post it here.  This supermarket, NU in Ottawa, is an excellent example of how Zero Waste can be incorporated into our daily life in a

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, Good News, Positive Actions, Sustainable Business

FEETZ – A new footwear company bringing together custom sizing and sustainability.

Feetz.com provides custom fitting shoes made on a 3D printer with a flat sole, which is better for your feet, and they are sustainable.  This is the kind of innovative and well designed products we need in the world. 

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, General, Good News, Positive Actions, Sustainable Business, Videos

Apparel Industry Taking Steps to Improve Sustainable Sourcing

From Triple Pundit’s Newsletter, some good news in the apparel industry.  VF Corp’s new anti-deforestation policy will have a big impact on the fashion industry’s effect on global forests.  Actions like these by large multi-national corporations are positive steps in

Posted in Environment, Everyday Sustainability, General, Sustainable Business

Canadian Beer Industry Way Ahead on the Circular Economy

Another great article from The Natural Step Canada’s December Newsletter on how Canada’s beer industry has been maximizing resource use since prohibition.  I am a big fan of the circular economy and believe every industry can do much more to

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, Positive Actions, Sustainable Business

The True Cost of the clothes we buy is too high.

On TriplePundit today there was a report about the release of a new documentary called “The True Cost” which looks at the fashion industry’s real cost in terms of our environment and the people who produce our clothing. For some

Posted in Conscious Capitalism, Everyday Sustainability, General, Sustainable Business

Sustainable idea for your backyard pool.

If you are one of the millions of people who have a backyard pool and you realize that it is not conducive to a sustainable lifestyle here is an awesome idea for converting it into a garden. In case you

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015

On this day, the 25th of December, 2014 I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the very best in 2015. Much has happened in 2014, we have seen some real progress towards addressing climate

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing

Black Friday is NOT good for the environment.

This post originally appeared on my blog There Has to be a Better Way. American Thanksgiving is here and with it comes Black Friday and the newly added Cyber Monday – the obscene and absurd practice of merchants reducing their

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Divestment – it’s finally happening and it’s a good thing

 An Everyday Sustainable Action Divestment from fossil fuel investments is gathering speed, universities and foundations are realizing better long-term investment lies with sustainable, socially responsible companies.  If you have investments consider this as an Everyday Sustainable action you can take

Posted in Climate Change, Everyday Sustainability