Green Lifestyle

There are so many actions you can take in your everyday life to reduce your environmental impact. Sometimes, it’s the small things you do every day that make the greatest difference.

Here are some of our Green Lifestyle tips. We hope they will inspire you to make the best choices to fit your lifestyle!

  • Greening Your Home
    As a homeowner, it can be tricky to nail down how your home and lifestyle impact the environment, and where you can make the biggest difference. In Ontario, /..
  • Chickpea Salad
    Chickpeas are a versatile and nutritious low-carbon food. This recipe uses chickpeas as the main ingredient in a fresh, light, and flavourful summer salad that can be eaten in lettuce cups, wraps, and on sandwiches, crackers, and more! Plus, it is easy to customize the ingredients based on what you like and have on hand!
  • Repurposing Candles
    A simple and easy way to help the environment is to repurpose old items in your home. Some of the benefits include reducing the amount of waste put /..
  • Zucchini Lentil Fritters
    Low-carbon recipes are mindful of the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and transporting food. Zucchini and lentils are both very low carbon foods. Zucchini is /..
  • Cooling Tips And Tricks: Fans
    Keeping your home cool in the summer is always a challenge.  Now more than ever, we need to find more ways to conserve energy and reduce costs. So /..
  • Nature in Urban Environments
    As somebody who loves and appreciates nature, I often find myself staring off distracted from my everyday life wishing that I was off on a hike or out kayaking. Now more than ever, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, I have been missing a part of my life that I thought I couldn’t get in the city. Little did I know, there is nature all around us.
  • Tacos with Refried Beans
    Tacos are fast, easy, and delicious, and can be easily customized with what’s in-season and available.
  • Planet Friendly Plant Hangers
    If you’re looking to transform any part of your home in a sustainable way, you can easily make your own plant hanger with scrap material lying around your home!
  • Lemony Rice and Lentils with Caramelized Onions
    Rice and lentils are a classic combo in diets around the world and are great staples in a plant-based diet.
  • Air Sealing for Doors and Windows
    Learn a simple and DIY solution to ensuring your doors and windows stay sealed! This is a great and cheap way to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Fast Fashion: The Real Cost
    Many consumers follow fashion trends and purchase designer brands. Today, it’s possible to buy popular and inexpensive designer clothing, and even get it delivered right to your door.
  • Low-Carbon Vegetable Broth
    Get more out of your vegetable scraps before composting them and reduce waste by avoiding store-bought containers of vegetable broth.
  • Green Beat
    Delivered to your virtual doorstep every Saturday morning, Green Beat is our weekly digest of suggested reading, viewing, listening, and doing during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Savoury Chickpea Pancake
    Low-carbon recipes are mindful of the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and transporting food.
  • Make Your Own Planet-Friendly Green Bin-Liner!
    There are lots of ways to be green in our homes, and one of the easiest is to use yesterday’s news to line your green bin.
  • Make Your Own Planet Friendly Beeswax Wrap
    If you’re looking to replace those plastic zip-locks and are done getting tangled up in cling-film, look no further than our DIY natural beeswax wraps.
  • Brothy Beans
    Learn a simple and DIY solution to ensuring your doors and windows stay sealed! This is a great and cheap way to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Make Your Own Planet Friendly Foaming Hand Soap
    Making your own household products is easier than it sounds. And foaming hand soap is especially easy – it only requires four ingredients!
  • Issue #1: Green Beat
    Welcome to Green Beat, EnviroCentre’s new weekly digest of suggested reading, viewing, listening, and doing. We’ll be delivering Green Beat to your virtual doorstep every Saturday morning and hope to provide you with inspiring ways to continue caring for our planet.
  • Low-Carbon Chocolate Cake
    This week’s low-carbon recipe is for a delicious chocolate cake. Not your typical low carbon recipe! But we all need some sweetness in our lives, right?
  • Low Carbon French Toast
    Low-carbon recipes are mindful of the energy and resources that go into producing, packaging, and transporting food.

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