Articles for the month of March


Local Leslieville Love

Showin' our own LocalLove... we're gonna make our way through your hoods and goodspot a few places you might like to swagger into on 4-16.First stop:Leslieville Brimming with local artisan flavou......
local love day, local enterprise, toronto, mindfulness, not-for-profit, sustainable

416 - Show Some Local Love!

Torontonians, show some Local Love on 4-16!Ahem, did you know that April 16th is Local Love Day? Well, this is the second year we've deemed it so! We're once again running our successful not......
bamboo, organic cleanser, bamboo cleansing cloths, eco facial cloths

Juicy Dirt

We’re not ones to promote skipping a face washing (although we're def. guilty of a few). We dig how important it is to wash the grime of the day away, giving your skin the chance to be reborn again ......
Posted 2010-03-29 15:09:00
One of a Kind Show, Green fashion, eco finds, toronto

One of a Kind Green

Ahh spring... one of the key elements in celebrating seasonal rebirth is the refashioning of our (life)style - and no better way to craft that brand new vibe than with the help of those local indie cr......
Posted 2010-05-06 14:38:00
World Fair Trade Day, Canada, Ten Thousand Villages, Faces of Fair Trade, Beit Zatoun

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade may not yet be embraced by all, but as a sustainable model for change, it provides us with a viable way for being part of the positive change we want to see in the world.That said, the impa......
Posted 2010-06-15 13:56:27

A Toxin-Free Bouquet

There is no better hallmark of nature’s rebirth than a harvest of fresh flowers. Truth is, most fragrant bouquets bought here in Canada don’t make the eco-cut. It’s a rare occasion that we stop ......
Posted 2010-04-28 09:58:25
Tap Water Bottle, refillable, glass, ecofriendly

Taking Back the Tap

"About that fancy bottled water that came from France... it’s pretty much the same thing that comes out of your tap when you wash your hands after peeing, only with less minerals. Minerals your body......
Posted 2010-05-06 14:44:00
arth Day, Top 10 things to do

Make it Count for Earth Day

In honour of our beloved mama earth we thought we'd spin a few tips at y'all... For all of us looking for a way to do their part, change the world, and make that impact while taking that lighter ......
Posted 2010-04-28 09:58:45
Indie Kidz, t-shirts for kids, organic, bamboo

Wee-Rockstar Gear

Back in the day daddy was a punkrocker and mama was a radical feminist-yogini... who was backstage the night The Beatles first played Suillivan. (Whoa. Legendary.) Growing up in a house filled wi......
Posted 2010-08-09 13:01:36

Birth of the Eco Musician

"What do you feel emotionally when you’re in the darkness? Do you feel a moment of clarity, with no visual distractions, that allows you to think about deeper issues in your life?" These are questio......
Posted 2010-06-27 01:19:34
Suncoat nail polishes, toluene free, phthalate free, natural earth pigments

Natural Chromaticity

When Canadian research chemist Ying Liu’s seven-year old first showed interest in nail polish she stopped and took a long, hard look at the ingredients. Whoa. Horrified to find a veritable brew......
Posted 2010-03-04 15:06:00
the Shortbread Bakery, natural shortbread cookies

A Taste of Amore

A few months back we encountered Robyn Kay sampling her ridiculously delicious shortbread cookies at our local store. Wow, her melt-in-your-mouth gourmet shortbread cookies just blew us away (and of c......
Posted 2010-06-23 19:01:20
red dot campaign

Take Action!

Had enough with all the useless junk mail delivered to your door? Then join The Red Dot Campaign. They’re a privately funded social marketing venture out to inspire change in the advertising in......
Posted 2010-06-23 19:04:48
Whitewater Village eco-cottage

A New Generation of Cottaging

Nestled into 4,000 acres of natural beauty on the peaceful Lac Rocher-Fendu, off the Ottawa River, lives a luxury eco-cottage club …and it's changing the face of cottaging. Visiting the cottage......
Posted 2010-06-15 18:13:53
My Luscious Backyard flowers

Unique to the Day's Blooms

Scattered throughout downtown Toronto are hidden gardens, overflowing with organically grown flowers - destined for offices, restaurants, and parties all over the city. These residential backyard gard......
Posted 2010-06-23 19:02:52
Mini mioche organic kids wear

Made with Love in Canada

In an industry dominated by foreign labour and questionable ethics…MADE IN CANADA is something not seen often enough on the label of many fashion products - but mini mioche is changing all that. Eac......
Posted 2010-06-16 12:30:50
Roots Source fragrance

Roots Shows its “Eco-Scentsitive” Side

We’ve been known to go to great lengths to escape the ‘tester zone’ (you know the area at the mouth of the department store cosmetic department where a spray bottle’s inevitable spritz results......
Posted 2010-06-15 13:46:30
Salts Organic Clothing

Clothing that Takes Less and Gives More

Salts Organic Clothing is designed and produced in Canada with the most sustainable materials and methods available. Their organic clothing uses Organic Cotton, Soy, Hemp and Bamboo and they’re alwa......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:36:10
Magic Oven Organic Pizza

Supernatural Eats

Looking for supernatural eats? Look no further than Magic Oven - A family-run business committed to serving up Torontonians a diverse selection of healthy pizza and pasta options made with only fresh,......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:22:12
Kakayo organic chocolate

Wow Your Senses

Kakayo is the full-time passion of owner and founder Colleen Wong-Sala. It's evolved from a catering business to its present-day retail location on Queen Street East – part Leslieville, part Beach. ......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:28:21
Earth Hour

Lights Out Canada!

On Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm. Its lights out, when Millions of Canadians will turn it off, in support of Earth Hour and the global action on climate change. Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:26:11
Wickaninnish Inn, Chesterman Beach, Tofino

On Nature’s Edge

Anytime is the right time to escape to the rugged west coast and experience rustic elegance on nature's edge...In British Columbia, living aligned with nature is simply a way of life for most, those......
Posted 2010-06-15 18:48:35
889 Yonge

From the Inside Out

889 Yonge evolved from the shared passion for yoga and holistic living of two sisters. Their vision was born from the belief that today’s world, as dynamic and stimulating as it is, has an incredibl......
Posted 2010-08-09 13:07:54
Urban Tree Salvage, sustainable furniture, salvaged trees

Why Not Recycle Trees?

It’s sad, but the end of a city tree’s life usually involves a chipper or a woodstove. Not a fitting ending for the beloved natural resource that has provided homes for our wildlife, sheltered our......
Posted 2009-03-04 15:18:00
Culinarium Ontario Artisan Share Program

From Field to Fork

At Culinarium™ its all Ontario, all the time. From the artisan cheeses to the fresh bread brought in each day from Brick bakery - Culinarium is a 'Locavore's' one stop shop. Mid-town Toronto’s Cul......
Posted 2010-06-15 13:16:14

Helping the Environment, One Bag at a Time

Make your next handbag an eco-conversation piece! Watch the look as you tell your friends that your bag is made of candy wrappers, maybe a movie billboard, or some original old-school 45’s. Eco-Hand......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:29:00
Little Soles Urban Class Footwear for Children,

Taking an Extra Step

For the very first article in our new ecoKIDS category we’ve chosen to feature Calgary-based Little Soles™ Urban Class Footwear for Children™. Not only because we wished these fashion-forward sh......