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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Planet and a Healthier You

In our fast-paced world, we sometimes make quick and easy choices without considering how those choices might affect us. Shifting our mindset to act with intention rather than simply reacting can lead to healthier choices for ourselves and our planet. When we act with intention, we don’t simply accept what is in front of us. Rather, we consider and we choose. Making intentional,  eco-friendly choices can lead to a newfound fulfillment in your life as you choose your actions based on an outcome you want. We’ve outlined a few simple ways you can begin the year living more eco, while also being intentional about your everyday choices.  Pack Snacks At Home A common resolution people make as they start a...

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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

At I LIVE ECO, we don’t think it’s a coincidence that green is one of the colours of the holiday season. This year, make your holidays especially green with these tips for a happy holiday for you and yours, and a sustainable holiday for the planet.   1) Choose eco-friendly wrapping  Beautifully wrapped gifts are a special part of the holiday season, but foil, glitter and plastic are not so great for our planet. When sharing gifts with loved ones this year, opt for reusable gift bags that can be shared over and over, or recyclable craft paper spruced up with some twine and a sprig of pine. Stamps or hand-drawn pictures can make even the simplest brown-paper package feel...

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Top 10 Tips for Eating Out on A Sustainable Lifestyle

For many living the eco life, the general consensus is that eating out isn’t the best practice. It’s usually more expensive than cooking at home, and can be detrimental for both the environment and yourself. But luckily for you, it doesn't have to be like that. You can absolutely eat out while still living more sustainably. You just need to be smart about it, and incorporate your sustainable practices into your dinner outside. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of tips to keep in mind the next time you decide to skip the groceries and get some food at that Italian place down the street.

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How to Have a Greener Winter

It’s difficult to think of anything but being cold during the winter season, and thoughts of living sustainably may fall to the wayside. Since using up resources to stay warm during the winter can affect the environment around us, we’d like to share some easy ways for you to reduce that carbon footprint! Did you know that home heating and cooling accounts for approximately 65% of all energy consumption in Canada? Household electricity and heat generation also accounts for 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why it’s important that you keep an eye on your thermostat, for both the environment and your electric bill’s sake. Making small changes in how you handle the winter chills can make a huge...

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Microplastics in Teabags? Your Guide to Sustainable Tea Brewing

A recent study found that plastic tea bags release billions of microplastic particles into your drink; a thousand times more than in any other food or beverage. In fact, most teabags, even ones made of paper, contain a plastic polymer, polypropylene, so that they can be fully sealed and retain their shape when soaked in liquid. Because of this, plastic teabags don’t actually decompose, instead only adding to our current plastic waste crisis. What does this mean for you?

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