Archive of ‘EcoChirp’ category

Ottawa: Terra20 Earth Day Celebration

t20-logoHey, Ottawa! Looking for something to do this weekend? Join Terra20 this Saturday, April 19 for their Earth Day Celebration. It’s at their Pinecrest location from 12-4 pm. They’ll have great kid-friendly activities like coloring on plantable seed paper, meeting wiggly hungry composting worms, eco-friendly manicures and more. And Mom and Dad can learn about the benefits of Solar from the good folks at Ottawa Solar Power from 1-1:30 in-store. (more…)

Stamped Biz Cards – ecofriendly, but business friendly?

Ecological Business CardI was poking around on Pinterest which is a great way to destroy an entire morning, heh, but that is another point altogether. Anyway on Pinterest I came across this interesting idea from MusaBoom Blog:  Stamped Business Cards. See the full graphic here. (more…)

Preloved Pop-Up Sale!

Get PrelovedOver the years at ecochick.ca, there’ve been a few brands that keep showing up. They’re here because they are awesome, firstly, and secondly they illustrate what we try to live here: Be innovative, be stylish, and still be easy on raw materials and natural resources. (more…)

EcoFriendly Spring Cleaning

Yeah, you’ve got salt and grit in every corner of the house.  The static electricity from the lack of humidity means that there is dust on ev.er.y.thing. And the air is as stale as the box of All Bran at the back of the cupboard. It’s time to get the house shipshape for spring! Now, ecochick is gonna go ahead and assume you know the basics on how to clean – so this post is all about a few handy tips that will make your Spring Cleaning easier and eco-friendlier. Ready? Set! Goooooooo!

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Spring Cleaning Series: Store Your Winter Clothes!

Closet1sqSoon, very soon, you will be able to take your bulky winter coat and put it where you won’t have to even LOOK at it for six months. Your boots will be banished, your sweaters hidden from sight, and as for those itchy long johns, you can pretend they don’t exist. At least, till next winter. And next winter will, sadly, come. BUT WE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF THAT. Instead, let’s make it a Thing: The Ceremonial Storing Of The Winter. A celebration that winter has finally ended! You can even do it with wine! And you can also call it “doing your November Self a Favour“. Cause when Winter returns – and it will – you’ll thank yourself for taking a few fab steps right now. Set aside an afternoon, get some Pinot, and go for it. (more…)

I swear it’s gonna be Spring soon….

The calendar says so. Look.

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This has been a very long, very cold, very snowy winter. And in your house, you now have several…. ISSUES.  The bottom of the hall closet is covered with dirt and salt. All your winter coats are covered with a filmy greyish-white dust. The air is stale and staticky.  It’s time for a Spring Cleaning, and here comes a series of posts to help you with just that – for everything from sorting and storing your seasonal wardrobes to refreshing your soul. Look for the full series!

1. Store Your Winter Clothes (AKA Banish the Boots!) Friday, March 21

2. Ecofriendly Spring Cleaning Tuesday, March 25

3. Spring Clean Your Soul – Coming Thursday, April 3

Can’t wait to see what you think!

 

 

Welcome to the new ecochick.ca!

ecochickShe’s baack! And we’re set with a new theme, new birdie logo (chirp!) and a new attitude. There may still be a few technical glurps here and there – if you stumble across one, please let me know in the comments.

We’re getting set with great new content and great new stories. We can’t wait to see you back at ecochick.ca.

ecochick gift guide: Gifts that REALLY change the world

Helping HandGifts, gifts, gifts! It’s the holiday season and right now, we’re up to our ears in gift guides – guides for her, for him, for kids, for adults, for everyone. Are you looking to give something a little different – something that gets away from the Culture Of Stuff, and in to the culture of Helping? In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, why not do something that will speak to your recipient’s soul? Use your gift-giving funds towards one of the incredibly worthy causes below in honour of your loved one. Then give them the unforgettable gift of an hour of your time over a cup of coffee too. Warm caffeine and changing the world: Can’t beat that mix. Check out the ecochick picks for your giving dollars below.

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