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Stephanie Evans

Seven Ways to Save Water Without Spending a Dime

Living a sustainable lifestyle often comes with some startup costs. While the lifestyle changes – switching to a hybrid car, buying disposable bags, installing a programmable thermostat and other green initiatives  – will save you big money over time, they often require an up front investment.  But we’ve found one way to add some sustainability…

Stephanie Evans

BPA-Free Back to School

For the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the words “BPA-Free” stamped onto your refillable water bottles, sandwich containers, perhaps even your kids’ backpacks. But what’s so bad about BPA and why should you be concerned that you’re free of it? BPA, more formally known as Bisphenol A, is a chemical found in the plastics…

Stephanie Evans

Eco-Friendly Games and Playful Activities for Little Ones

  You’re looking for some fun things to do with your kids this summer, while teaching them how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and embrace green practices. We’ve come up with a few activities perfect for keeping your entire family’s carbon footprints as small as your little one’s actual ones. Step Away From The…

Stephanie Evans

10 Fun, Eco-Friendly Findings About Canada

  It’s almost Canada Day! And it only seems appropriate that we review some of the best things about our beloved country. Canadians (clearly) take great pride in their hockey. We’re some of the friendliest people on the planet (this, according to most reports, but hey, we’re slightly biased!). We boast affordable healthcare and we’re…

Mike Strayer

Top Six Cities to Find Green Rooftops

What’s a green roof? It’s a roof that’s covered with plants instead of traditional roofing materials. The benefits to a green roof are many. They: Improve air quality Conserve energy Minimize the urban heat island effect Efficiently uses rain water Help reduce runoff Check out these cities that are rocking the green rooftop. San Francisco…

Stephanie Evans

Simple Things You Can Do To Make An Impact: Top Ten Tips

So you’ve finally taken all those hybrid car commercials and “please recycle” bumper stickers to heart, and you’re jumping on the ‘green’ bandwagon. Not quite sure where to start? We’re here to help. Even simple things can make a difference towards reducing your carbon footprint and living a sustainable lifestyle. So before you invest in…

Stephanie Evans

Going Green: A Lesson For Kids

Healthy habits start early. Cliché as it is, in the case of environmental awareness, the familiar saying rings true! Do you live a green lifestyle? Teaching your kids about living green can help encourage future green efforts for generations to come. The earlier you teach your children good “going green” habits, the more likely it…

Stephanie Evans

Earth Day 2012: Mobilize The Earth

Here at Just Energy, we believe that every day is an occasion to celebrate our remarkable planet! There is, however, an “official” day dedicated to all things Planet Earth: April 22nd is recognized the world over as “Earth Day.” This past Sunday marked the 42nd Earth Day to date. The first Earth Day was established…