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5 Ways to Explore the World with a Small Eco-Footprint

As travel becomes more popular and more accessible, it becomes even more important for travellers to remain eco-conscious. Tourism accounts for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but being mindful of the planet doesn’t mean you can’t explore it. Use these 5 tips to ensure that the only footprints you leave behind are in the sand.  1. Choose sustainable transportation Many places you’ll want to visit will only be accessible by airplane. Once at your destination, consider other ways of exploring. Walking is a great way to see a new town, allowing you to find places you might miss when sitting in a car. Public transportation is another way to get you where you need to go, while giving...

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5 green ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

   Chocolates, roses and candle lit dinners are often what come to mind when celebrating on February 14th but traditional Valentine’s Day activities aren’t always eco-friendly. This V-Day, show the planet some love by injecting a little green into your red and pink holiday. Here are five simple ways to celebrate while keeping it green:   1. Keep it green & local If food is your love language, consider speaking in ways that show your appreciation for your valentine and for the planet. Cooking dinner at home? Keep at least part of the meal vegetarian or vegan for a smaller eco-footprint. If you’re eating dinner out, consider restaurants that source their ingredients locally, or completely zero-waste restaurants. This is...

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7 Ways for Parents to Go Green When it’s White Outside

(7 kid friendly eco-tips for the Winter) By Meera Jain  @thegreenmum Depend less on the car. Driving in the snow can be gas-heavy therefore increase the amount of carbon emissions you release into our atmosphere. Additionally, who wants to put your munchkins in car seats when they are dressed for winter? So, rely on those things called your feet when the distances you need to travel are walkable. Use a toboggan to pull the kids or your purchases when snow is plentiful or uneven!   Source kids winter gear gently used. I don’t know about you, but my kids seem to grow every two minutes. The last thing I want to do is shell out $100+ for a quality winter...

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Planet and a Healthier You

In our fast-paced world, we sometimes make quick and easy choices without considering how those choices might affect us. Shifting our mindset to act with intention rather than simply reacting can lead to healthier choices for ourselves and our planet. When we act with intention, we don’t simply accept what is in front of us. Rather, we consider and we choose. Making intentional,  eco-friendly choices can lead to a newfound fulfillment in your life as you choose your actions based on an outcome you want. We’ve outlined a few simple ways you can begin the year living more eco, while also being intentional about your everyday choices.  Pack Snacks At Home A common resolution people make as they start a...

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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

At I LIVE ECO, we don’t think it’s a coincidence that green is one of the colours of the holiday season. This year, make your holidays especially green with these tips for a happy holiday for you and yours, and a sustainable holiday for the planet.   1) Choose eco-friendly wrapping  Beautifully wrapped gifts are a special part of the holiday season, but foil, glitter and plastic are not so great for our planet. When sharing gifts with loved ones this year, opt for reusable gift bags that can be shared over and over, or recyclable craft paper spruced up with some twine and a sprig of pine. Stamps or hand-drawn pictures can make even the simplest brown-paper package feel...

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