May 17, 2011
The threat of possible death from climate change may paradoxically reduce our motivation to protect the environment, according to a new psychology study conducted in Germany.
May 12, 2011
High levels of energy consumption and carbon emissions are not necessary for high standards of living, according to a new study. In recent decades, the same human needs have been met with ever decreasing energy and carbon levels.
May 11, 2011
EPIC - The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo opens this week and the world as you know it may never be the same. Western Canada's largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer, EPIC will feature inspiring ideas and products, entertainment, and smart shopping.
May 03, 2011
A New York Times cover story recently declared "As Consumers Cut Spending, 'Green' Products Lose Allure." It's a nice headline and makes it sound like the green product and business movement is in trouble. The story, while interesting, doesn't change the reality for business.
April 21, 2011
Montreal company awaits its first crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs grown in a vast greenhouse perched on top of an office building, and billed as the world's first rooftop garden farm.
April 20, 2011
Even though a majority of BC consumers (67%) feel a retailer's environmental actions are an important consideration when deciding where to shop, significantly fewer feel this way than in previous years.
April 18, 2011
Even though there is continuous improvement in Canadian attitudes towards a sustainable development approach, only 37% of us are willing to pay extra for products that are more environmentally friendly.
April 18, 2011
This Earth Day, Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet team recommends 15 ways that agriculture can address environmental challenges while also alleviating hunger, reducing malnutrition, and lifting people out of poverty.
April 13, 2011
Three in four Ontarians love their clutter too much to get rid of it, according to a new survey, Professional organizer and TV host Hellen Buttigieg declares "Break Up With Your Stuff Weekend"
April 12, 2011
Consumers are demanding products with a lighter environmental footprint, and this market demand, coupled in some cases with increasing regulation around recycling, reuse and waste streams, means many firms are re-examining the environmental impact of their products.