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The Last Hurrahs of Summer Eco-Friendly Outings to Take With Family and Friends

Posted on August 21, 2017 by

Some say August is the Sunday of the summer months – the last chance to enjoy the lazy days and time off. And while “Sunday Funday” and “August Fun-Month” just don’t sound the same to our ears, there are plenty of ways to have some last-minute, eco-friendly, end-of-summer hurrahs with your friends and family. Here […]

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Get Your Grill On – Grilling the Eco-Friendly Way

Posted on July 31, 2017 by

Only a few precious weeks left of summer. Cherish these last, lazy, sun-filled days by inviting friends and family for a fun, outdoor BBQ. By skipping yet another meal cooked in the oven or on the stove, you’ll trim some fat off your electric bill and with our tips below, you’ll also shrink your carbon […]

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Beat the Heat and Conserve Energy this Summer

Posted on July 24, 2017 by

Feeling sticky? It’s the dead of summer and it’s HOT HOT HOT out there. When the mercury seems to be climbing out of the thermometer, you basically have two choices: crank the air conditioner (and deal with your energy bill later) or find alternative ways to cool down without expanding your carbon footprint. To give […]

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Fun Summer Activities to Keep Kids Learning

Posted on July 17, 2017 by

When the last day of school arrives, it’s safe to say both kids and parents breathe a sigh of relief. For a few months, there’s a break from early wake-up calls, struggling through carpool and staying up late to finish homework and projects.  Everyone enjoys a little more time to relax and a much-deserved respite […]

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Product Profile: EcoTourist Bundle from terrapass

Posted on June 26, 2017 by

It’s officially summer and there’s nothing like hitting the open road or hopping a flight in search of unforgettable experiences. Traveling is one of life’s greatest rewards, but it’s generally recognized as one of the worst things for the environment. Between transportation, hotel stays, meals eaten out and souvenirs purchased, your carbon footprint expands tremendously […]

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Green Your Summer BBQ

Posted on August 19, 2016 by

There are still a few wonderful, warm weekends left this summer and if you plan on celebrating with a barbecue or cookout, we’ve rounded up a few tips and ideas to keep the festivities green and eco-friendly. Lay On The Gas:  As the centerpiece of your outdoor event will likely be the grill, we suggest […]

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No-Bake Summer Treats and Eats

Posted on August 12, 2016 by

In case you haven’t noticed – it’s hot outside! Summer temps are at record highs and the thought of cooking anything, let alone using heat to do said cooking, seems unbearable. So instead of firing up your oven or slaving over a stove all afternoon, whip up some no-bake summer treats. We’ve discovered a few […]

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Fourth Of July and Canada Day: Waterfront Celebrations

Posted on June 5, 2016 by

Instead of hosting a BBQ or heading somewhere to watch fireworks (been there, done that!), this July 4th and Canada Day, take advantage of the warm weather and spend the holiday on the water at some of the U.S. and Canada’s best spots for boating. Canada Niagara on the Lake: Located near Niagara Falls, boaters […]

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A Healthy Menu for Victoria Day and Memorial Day Celebrations

Posted on May 16, 2016 by

Summer is around the corner! If you’re closing out May and starting the summer months with a Victoria Day or Memorial Day of casual celebrations, we’ve put together a menu of delicious ideas that use local, in-season ingredients that won’t spoil your healthy-eating plans before the summer solstice. Salad: Use all those fresh fruits and […]

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6 Tips to Safely Grill Your Food This Summer

Posted on June 25, 2015 by

Summer is here and a great way to save energy while enjoying the nice weather is by grilling your food. Picture yourself and your family enjoying the sunshine and freshly grilled steak, corn, potatoes and the works. However, like with anything that requires fire, using your grill must be done safely to prevent any accidents. […]

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