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Ditch The Paper: Get Next Issue Canada (and a giveaway!)

Picture it. You’re sitting by the pool with a tall mojito on a hot day. You of course have a hat and sunscreen because you’re sun savvy. And if you’re eco-savvy, you also are in the shade because you don’t want the glare to blank out your tablet screen since on your tablet, you have access to almost every magazine you could want, right at your fingertips. Oh, this part isn’t a fantasy, by the way. It’s super easy. All you have to do is download the Next Issue app. Then, right there, you’ve got it all. (more…)

Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment

We all know about childproofing our home when the little ones start to toddle – such as my 9 month old, who currently finds herself unsteadily pulling herself up on every table with a sharp edge, it seems. We close off our electrical outlets and tie our cupboards shut and put bumper pads on every corner. But when it comes to kids’ health, there’s more to think about than just falling down – there’s also the environment of your home to consider. With toxins, cleaning products, air pollutants and so much more surrounding us, it’s hard to know how best to give our children the healthiest start.

This is where the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment – also known as CPCHE – comes in. The aim of the CPCHE is to encourage everyone, from parents to service provider organizations to the public in general to take in to account the way children interact with their environment and what we can do to make those environments as healthy as possible. To that end, they’ve put together a series of informational brochures detailing how kids interact with their environment, what their risk factors are and what you can do to help their surroundings be as healthy as possible.  One of these excellent publications is the Playing it Safe:  Childproofing for Environmental Health. This brochure outlines the many simple ways in which we can protect our children from environmental pollutants, from conception to birth and afterwards. 

For a more in-depth look at the CPCHE, take a look at the brochure The First Steps in Lifelong Health: A Vision and Strategy for Children’s health and environment in Canada which details their entire vision for children’s health, the current state of children’s health today in Canada, their strategy and priorities and their way forward.

The New Issue of Green Living Magazine is available!

Check it, peeps.. the Spring 2009 issue of Green Living magazine is ready for consumption! And as usual, the awesome folks at Green Living have provided you with an electronic copy so as not to waste precious resources. Read up about Canada’s Greenest Cities of Tomorrow, where to put your eco-dollars, 20 Smart Budget Enviro-tips and much more. You’ll also find great information about the 3rd Annual Green Living Show being held in Toronto from April 24 – 26, and as usual all kinds of awesome tidbits on initiatives, eco-products, eco heroes and much more. Download your copy today!