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6 Energy Conservation Tips for the Summer Months

6 Energy Conservation Tips for the Summer Months As the temperatures rise, so does our daily energy use. You can thank the humidity as well as the heat. You’re likely blasting your air conditioning during the hottest time of the day to stay cool, which usually coincides with the hours that energy prices are at…

Stephanie Evans

Get Your Grill On – Grilling the Eco-Friendly Way

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…

Stephanie Evans

Beat the Heat and Conserve Energy this Summer

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…

Stephanie Evans

Fun Summer Activities to Keep Kids Learning

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…

Stephanie Evans

Product Profile: EcoTourist Bundle from terrapass

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…

Stephanie Evans

Green Your Summer BBQ

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…

Stephanie Evans

No-Bake Summer Treats and Eats

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…

Stephanie Evans

Fourth Of July and Canada Day: Waterfront Celebrations

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…

Stephanie Evans

A Healthy Menu for Victoria Day and Memorial Day Celebrations

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…