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I spent the day at the Green Living Show in Toronto yesterday – also known as Nirvana for green geeks, homebuilders, fashionistas and more – and had loads of great chats with fellow eco-minded individuals and vendors. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come (just a quick post because I’m heading back today – and so should you! Get your tickets online!) (more…)
I remember the first time I had a conversation with someone about bottled water. I was probably pretty obnoxious, heh. But I knew that bottled water was just such a terrible waste. My friend believed that if you drink the water and recycle the bottle, what’s the harm? I pointed out the processing behind creating the plastic, the fossil fuels used in the bottling process as well as transportation, and the energy required to recycle the bottle itself (which, frankly, the majority of people don’t bother doing.) She protested, saying that the bottled water just tasted better and besides, tap water is the same water that you use to flush the toilet! ew! (more…)
Hiho, Toronto folk: The weekend of May 1-4 will bring to you the inaugural Green + Good Market, a collaborative natural beauty pop-up hosted by Fresh Faced and Health Hut. (more…)
Here’s a list of the fun things you can participate in for Earth Day/Week – if you have a listing, post in the comments and I’ll add it in!
Yes, I’ve already posted about the Green Living Show, but I cannot resist another post because 1. Green Living Show is MAH FAVOURITE and 2. this Fashion Accessory And Media Swap deserves all its own post. So simple and so clever and way so much fun. (more…)
Spring means it’s time for the Green Living Show in Toronto! This is the premier eco-show in Canada, with over 400 exhibitors, 5 main stages and loads of fun. Hosted at the cavernous Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, this show will not only feature tons of new products and innovations in the eco-space, you will also find something for absolutely everyone in your family from the youngest to the youngest at heart. (more…)
Hey, 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…)
I 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…)
Over 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…)
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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