Tag Archives: Eco-Friendly

Flexing Your Green Thumb as a Renter

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Want to go green? You’re not alone. The environmental-friendly household trend is no longer a trend at all. In fact, a study from Green Living/MacLean’s shows that 42% of adults have used a natural, organic or eco-friendly household product in the past few years. Sales of green cleaners have also increased by 229% between the years of 2005-2009 alone. As awareness of our “carbon footprints” increases, so does our desire to reduce, reuse and recycle. If you’re looking for easy ways to implement green living into your everyday, we’ve rounded up some tips that will make the transition a simple and, dare we say it, fun one. Flexing Your Green Thumb as a Renter Read More

Going Green: Apartment Composting

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Many cities across Canada are now offering “green bins” to their residents that can be filled with household organic waste. According to a 2013 Statistics Canada survey, 45 per cent of all Canadian households reported composting kitchen waste and 68 per cent of people with a lawn or garden composted yard and garden waste. More than 60 per cent of these households used curbside collection programs. Going Green: Apartment Composting Read More

Natural and Eco-Friendly Apartment Cleaning

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We all try to make more environmentally-conscience choices, whether we walk to work instead of drive or recycle all of our paper and plastic products. But what about cleaning our apartment rentals? Many of the cleaning products we buy in stores are filled with chemicals that are hazardous to the environment (and not to mention, our own health). What if we told you that what you clean with is actually ingested by your body? According the Health Canada, the average Canadian family consumes anywhere from 20-40 litres of toxic cleaning products per year. While not all of us have the time to make our own cleaning supplies, there are eco-friendly apartment cleaning options out there. Natural and Eco-Friendly Apartment Cleaning Read More

Gardening in Your Rental Apartment

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eco-Friendly – Gardening in Your Rental Apartment:

Whether you’re an aspiring green thumb or a clueless urbanite, apartment gardening is a growing trend in many cities across Canada, as more and more people want to have access to fresh, organic produce. Having a garden on your balcony presents the opportunity reduce your carbon footprint and know exactly where your food is coming from. If you think that you can’t grow your own vegetables and herbs because you live in a rental apartment, think again! Here are some solutions that can fit your space and your budget. Gardening in Your Rental Apartment Read More

Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

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Going green seems to be the buzzword these days, but what does it all mean? Many of us want to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and limit the impact our everyday activities have on the environment. If you’re looking to make some changes to your lifestyle all in the name of the preserving our planet, there are a myriad of easy ways for both residents and landlords to make apartment-dwelling Earth friendly. By following the steps outlined below, living in an apartment can be one of the most eco-friendly decisions you’ll ever make! Eco-Friendly Apartment Living Read More

Keep Your Rental Apartment Warm While Saving Energy

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Ever feel like the inside of your apartment is actually colder than it is outside? If you’re a Canuck living in a rental apartment, you know this feeling all too well. Even if you’re living in a new building, chances are, it’s full of little nooks and crannies that are letting heat escape left, right and center. Typically, a home loses nearly 50 percent of its heat through the walls and roof. Keep Your Rental Apartment Warm While Saving Energy Read More