Many of us are looking for ways to save money and the environment by incorporating "green" initiatives into our everyday lives.
GTA's best garden maintenance companies chosen based on their social media popularity and customer reviews.
Curtis Evoy, who runs the conservatory at Allan Gardens, helped shed some light on the plants best suited to Toronto.
Residents who have on-street parking permits are being asked to delay moving their vehicles to the other side of the street for parking until Tuesday, April 15.
Shipping containers started to travel around the globe in the 1960s, and cargo companies haven’t been able to replace them since then.
Humber Bay Park consists of over 300 acres of human-made peninsulas, ponds, and islands along the mouth of Etobicoke’s Mimico Creek.
Placed precariously on the very edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, the Rosetta McClain garden is fairly small by Toronto garden park standards, with only 23 acres.
A Toronto park that has the distinction of being mostly paved. It also has a roof. With cars on it. Toronto's Underpass park.
The average Canadian produces 777 kilograms of garbage every year according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada.
Solar energy is becoming more accessible, and solar panels are being integrated into much more sophisticated gadgets than calculators.
A photo essay of Ontario Place - a cultural, leisure, and entertainment parkland located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
People who commute by bicycle are so healthy that they are 39 per cent less likely to die (of any cause) than those who don’t ride bicycles.
Health professionals widely recognize how housing affects our health, and with very good reason. Bad housing conditions lead to health problems.
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste.
Friends of High Park Z00 need more volunteers to help with Community Events and Fund Raising in High Park.
Turning off your lights is the number one thing you can do to conserve electricity
The City of Toronto is working hard to recycle as many materials as possible. There are some items, however, that can not go into recycling.
Eco friendly drive ways allow for absorption of runoff, recharging aquifers, and naturally filter the water.
There are thousands upon thousands of data centers from all the search engines and internet providers WASTING power and energy.
Transform your second-hand clothing into $ for your school! Clean out your closets and Bag2School will give you cash for your unwanted clothing!
The first organization of its kind in Canada, it acts as a watchdog on issues affecting parks and highlights the importance of good parks.
Conservative Prime Minister Harper has recently announced the government’s decision to build a huge transnational pipeline exporting raw bitumen.
Even though Canada boasts some of the strictest environmental protection laws in the world, it is not immune to the environmental threats.
If we don't recycle properly, the City can't recycle properly either. For more information on what you can recycle, use WASTE WIZARD.
Recently, news spread that a dairy farmer living just north of Toronto has been selling raw milk to his customers, earning him a criminal trial.
Cool - focussing on drafty old houses in these old areas, and measuring emissions and tracking their progress.
So, consider this idea: let's take all the plastic waste floating around in the Pacific Ocean and build a fully habitable, sustainable island from it!
Spring is a time for wet clothes and wet towels-which means your dryer definitely gets a workout!
Have you ever found yourself thinking about what possible purpose some random piece of junk from your home could serve before throwing it out?
Fluid milk is one of the most popular and common beverages in the world. In 2006, Canada made it to the top ten per capita consumers of cow's milk.
Canada's largest green consumer show has announced its first names for participants in the Green Business Forum.
When you throw that soup can into recycling, does it just become another can? Yes, but it doesn't stop there!
It is a well-known fact that Canada is one of the most water-consuming countries in the world. Most of the consumption can be attributed to the industry.
Canada's largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about sustainable lifestyle is happening in less than a month (April 15-17).
Ethical Ocean is an online ethical marketplace aiming to increase the awareness and consumption of ethical products and services in North America
Bike sharing program gives you the opportunity to cruise your city on bike, less the maintenance, parking, theft-protection and other unpleasant issues.
We bring you every month five instant tips, how to make your life more environmentally friendly. Most of the actions can be done virtually instantly.
One of the latest innovations on the field of green technologies - The Toronto Zoo installed first three units if Ice Bear power demand management units
Toronto Humane Society’s River St. shelter was finally reopened this Monday, thanks to the new board of direct
Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. What better way to live green than to attend a Community Environment Day event.
While Toronto placed on solid 16th place in the world in terms of general quality of living, our position in the Eco-City chart is not so optimistic.
BP has been trying number of methods how to tackle the oil spill. The petroleum company received unexpected help few days ago.
When finished, the corridor could function as a bike commuters' superhighway.
Do your part to protect the environment. Recycle properly.
Green Innovation Awards competition knows its three winners. The top green innovators were announced on April 23 during the Green Living Show in Toronto.
As a part of the Green Living Show n Toronto, the top three green ideas, selected from ten finalists Green Innovation Awards will share $50,000.
Earth Hour is happening again on March 27! Starting at 8:30pm hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights
Environmental documentaries have been increasing in both quality and popularity. The following flicks made their 2009 top-ten list of environmental documentaries.
The main issue on the upcoming Denmark conference will be the reevaluation of CO2 emission limits and emission trade.
This year we decided to have a Pumpkin Patch and spent the afternoon giving out pumpkins to our clients as a Thank you for the support!
Black mold: it is time to get rid of it!
In the Spring Jen Palacios on our team had the opportunity to travel to Northern Quebec to assist with IFAW's Northern Dog Programs.
Having trouble dealing with yard waste? Worry no more: out second issue of Toronto Homeowners Guide is on it's way to save you.
Why not learn about and take advantage of Enbridge's New Solar Water Heater Savings Program.
On September 30, 2009, The Second Cup wants to "Pay It Backward". It's a random act of kindness that will help alot of children!
Hannah chose not have her hair cut in 1 1/2 years, and will have 15" of her hair cut off to donate to kids with cancer at her Terry Fox Assembly.
Algae are known for creating natural oil, which is already part of several experiments with biofuels.
Our clients love us so much they BLOG about us! There's all kinds of helpful info for families moving in Toronto and the countdown tips.
Green Building Festival, Canada's premier event on the business and design of green building since 2005, will be returning to Toronto again.
On March 28, lights around the world will be turned off as over 2,700 cities representing 83 countries celebrate EARTH HOUR 2009.
Bullfrog Power is getting more popular in Toronto for green hydro option!
'Tankless' or 'on demand' hot water systems have been used in Europe & Asia since WW2, but are only now coming into common use in North America.
Just to let you know - in keeping with our general 'green' philosophy, we have switched to 100% recycled paper!
Natural, organic, sustainable local food is not only good for the environment but also tastes better!
Attend one of Toronto Building's Renovation Forums and start planning now to make your home safe and a sound investment!
Earth Hour is a global event, with 24 cities worldwide participating and taking the simple steps needed to reduce our emissions.
Do your part by contacting the Yellow Pages and the White Pages to ask them to stop sending you a hard copy of the phone directories.
Little Geeks will gratefully accept any computer (Mac or PC), printer, scanner or computer parts from you of any age.
If you don't 'have' to own a car for the daily commute but sometimes need one, AutoShare may be for you.
Many areas of our city have been enriched with cinematic history. Check out Toronto in the movies, the latest addition to our Movie Guide.
This technology communicates with your AC unit to lower the amount of electricity it uses for brief periods of time.
Our client Stephanie Pelton Hatcher told us about this great organization that will give your old computer to a child in need.
How to be a green realtor. A lesson from Heather MacEachern.
Smart Meters are one of the latest tools to help you record how much energy you use, when you use it, and how much it's costing you.
Improve your home's energy efficiency & cut costs! Read Toronto realtor Julie Kinnear's four tips on how to winterize your home.
Find out how to go about recycling less common items in Toronto by reading the rest of the entry - we've done all the research for you.
If you are hoping to make a greener lifestyle part of the plan for the New Year, here are some fun ways to achieve your goals.
What is known about the natural, complementary and alternative therapies, and their potential role in the prevention and management of cancer?
Exhibitors at "A Celebration of Herbs" range from some of Canada's largest health food companies to small growers and cottage industries.
H.O.P.E. Garden, which stands for Healthy Organic Parkdale Edibles and aims to bring fresh organic produce to Parkdale residents.
Continue the tradition of celebrating the anniversary of Cedarvale Park NOT being a Highway - and celebrate the Local Farmers' spring harvest.
Our clients Dave Ullrich & Helen Hawketts were instrumental in the RISE initiative, bringing solar power systems to neighbourhood homes.
On Sunday May 6, enjoy an amazing holistic retreat in the city while raising funds for natural health education & research!
The cleanup took place at the Todmorden Mills on Saturday, April 14, 2007, and it was a fabulous event. Thanks for everyone showing up!
Come join The Julie Kinnear Team at the 8th annual Friends of the Don East Spring Fling to help clean up the Don!