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I LIVE ECO & Loblaws Inc: Partners in Celebrating Love and Sustainability with Pride Toronto

  Each year during the month of June, LGBTQ people around the world honor the 1969 Stonewall riots that began the pushback against oppressive LGBTQ laws, and this month has become a time for LGBTQ people to celebrate the energy and diversity they contribute to their communities. I LIVE ECO has always been a proud supporter of Pride, participating as a vendor at Pride Toronto since 2018. Though the usual large-scale Pride parades and events won’t be happening in 2020, we’re still celebrating Pride month in our own way. We are excited to announce that for June 2020, I LIVE ECO will be one of the LGBTQ-owned businesses featured at Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens located at 60 Carlton Street in...

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What Is World Environment Day?

On June 5, 1974, the United Nations celebrated the first World Environment Day, a day for reflection and action to protect our planet from the environmental hazards caused by economic expansion. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is “Biodiversity — A call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world.” The latest report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Systems (IPBES) notes that one million plant and animal species are currently facing extinction - some within just decades. The good news is that there’s still time to fix it. By changing our own habits and increasing accountability for the protection of the earth, we can remodel our economies with the...

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Mother Earth-Friendly Mother's Day Gifts

  Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the women in our lives who love, nurture and care for us as only someone with a mothering spirit can do.  It’s also a perfect time to honor our Mother Earth, who continues to provide for each of us unconditionally. This year, honor all the mothers in your life with conscious gifts that are earth-friendly and mom-approved. 1. Some Quality Time With You The truth is, what moms love more than anything is quality time with their kids. Physically being with mom might not be possible this year due to current social distancing guidelines, and if that's the case, schedule a nice long video call with her instead. Grab a cup of tea and give her...

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4 Ways To Honor Earth Day While Social Distancing

  This year, on April 22nd, marks the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day celebrations, which was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson in the United States in 1970. Traditionally, Earth Day has been honored with public gatherings and community events, where people come together to celebrate the Earth and commit to treating the planet with care and respect. Current social distancing practices means that we’ll all be honoring Earth Day privately from our homes this year. But because our celebrations aren’t public, doesn’t diminish our commitment to a healthy planet. Here are a few ways you can honor the Earth from home. 1. Turn the lights off Electricity generation emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Turning off the lights...

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Beauty trends that will green your beauty routine

Beauty brands are always looking for ways to stay fresh and current, and in these changing times, that means making their products greener and producing them more sustainably. The past couple of years have seen an explosion in green beauty, and we're super excited about a few trends that are making a big splash. Less packaging Refillable, reusable and biodegradable packaging are on everyone's mind for 2020, and many beauty brands are leading the way. TerraCycle's loop program allows customers in a few major cities to order products from participating brands including Josie Maran and Paula's Choice, which arrive in eco-friendly packaging like glass bottles. When the product is finished, customers simply send the empty bottles back, where they are...

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