Articles for the month of May

social change, action for happiness, be happy toronto, happiness movement

The Happiness Movement

We recently uncovered a little UK revolution called Action for Happiness. Mission: to create more happiness in the world. Lofty? Yes. Attainable - we think so. Providing practical ideas to promote pos......
Posted 2010-08-09 13:29:42
rabbit green, eco friendly kids clothes, upcycled, reclaimed

Unique Upcycled Chic

As with many of our truly homegrown grassroots greenspots… necessity is the mother of invention and to that end the mompreneur of Rabbit Green set out on her mission after confronting the lack of ch......
Posted 2010-08-06 20:07:00
Great Burger Kitchen, Locally sourced naturally raised free range beef organic

A Hibachi Haven

What's more symbolic of summertime than the wafting scent of barbeque blowing through the breeze. Well, sometimes it's just easier (and yummier) to go out and pick up your bbq fare than go throug......
Posted 2010-08-09 14:02:54
Anarres Health Clinic, wholistic, massage, spa, pay-what-you-can

A Sensory Revolution

Everyone loves to be pampered- who doesn’t dig on the notion of a decadent day of bliss at the spa? Eco-facials, sustainable-salt scrubs, and mindful-massage is the stuff our eco-dreams are made of......
Posted 2010-06-06 14:47:00
The Peace Series, Steam Whistle Brewery Toronto

Global Love on a Local Level

It all started in summer 2008...with a little wine, some celebratory rooftop dancing and the frolicking artistry of The Peace Series creators Emily Krouse and Samara Shuter. Two years later the 'happy......
Posted 2010-04-04 14:15:00
The Toy Maker of Lunenburg, eco toys, safe, sustainable

Play it Safe and Get Smart

With the recent changes proposed by our government around toy safety regulation, hand-me-down toys, although good for our earth, may not be as good for our kids (essentially repurposing the ick). To t......
Posted 2010-06-15 18:10:34
Aquaovo The Caviar

The Caviar of Watercoolers

A few months back we brought you the story of AQUAOVO - two young entrepreneurs who launched the stunningly designed  OVOPUR© water filtration system that marries aestheics with eco-awaren......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:51:54
World Oceans Day

Seas the Day

Dreams of waking up to the sound of waves…dusks and dawns soundtracked by the oceans melodic chant; Huddled on beaches just to be near her; The ocean is a language that speaks directly to our souls......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:55:08
Southbrook Vineyards Biodynamic Wine

Sustainable Sipping

Dreaming in Green Niagara-on-the-Lake’s newest winery is doing just that. This green dream belongs to Bill and Marilyn Redelmeier, and a beautiful dream it is, the creation of an elegant Niagara-on......
Posted 2010-06-23 19:00:32
Sweet Pea Baby Food

A Rainbow of Organic Goodness

We know your baby's health is the most important thing to you, and if you really want to ensure you feed your child the most wholesome, nutritious and organic eats then you gotta take matters into you......
Posted 2010-06-15 18:44:54
Lisa Borden Communications

If You Think You're Too Small to Make a Difference...

If you’ve read Tonic Toronto, Kids Around Canada or have seen the newly launched MUM Magazine, you may already be familiar with Lisa Borden’s “rants” as she likes to call them. A local green m......
Posted 2010-06-23 17:55:30
Not Far From the Tree

The Urban Harvest

Not Far From the Tree is a residential fruit-picking program, where brilliant folks dispatch teams to pick fruit from urban trees that would otherwise go to waste. They help fruit tree owners make use......
Posted 2010-07-02 19:34:46
Greenwood Studio

Going Greenwood

Michael Greenwood is passionate about wood. And the aptly named craftsman’s roots go deep. From the family workshop to the forests of southern Ontario, for Michael its an interest that dates back to......
Posted 2010-06-16 12:24:22
poopoopaper, recycled paper, elephant dung

What a Load of Sh*t!

Toronto's PoopooPaper people aren't making a typical activist's stink, but what they are doing is changing the face of the 3 R’s… “pRo”-duce, Reuse, and Recyle is their MO... craftin......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:36:59
ECHOage Kids Parties

A Better Birthday Party

ECHOage – where children celebrate giving What if kids actually gave instead of received at their own birthday? ECHOage is taking the everyday kid’s birthday party and cranking it up one big enlig......
Posted 2010-06-23 18:47:08
marni wasserman natural gourmet

Delicious Knowledge

Marni's mission is one born of her sheer passion for food and its many wonderful possibilities… and now she’s sharing that passion with like minded, health wise urbanites- spreading the word on wh......
Posted 2010-06-15 13:20:43
Paper People Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Chic

What’s a funky small-town girl from Thunder Bay to do when her only options for stylish wear are cookie cutter mall fashion and random second hand finds? .. Break out of conformity and create a fash......
Posted 2010-06-15 18:42:08
TheLOFTfitnessstudio Mpowerment fitness

Fitness With a Conscience

Nestled in the heart of Liberty Village you’ll find a place where fitness is being redefined; TheLOFTfitnessstudio, propelled by Mpowerment fitness, is an extension of the life and experiences of ow......