Truly Re-Find Design – Nate Organics for Spring 2010

Mainstream basics are rejuvenated by designer Adam Katz for Nate Organics. This season promotes the company’s eco friendly philosophy and aims to revamp your idea of green, by repurposing old classics and breathing new life in to previous designs. While many designers source their fabric from wholesalers, Adam chooses to use what has already been…

New urban / transportation bike shop arrives in Calgary

CALGARY, AB, JANUARY 1, 2010: BikeBike Inc. will be Calgary’s premiere everyday cycling specialists. We will feature bicycles, services, and products that are specific to everyday cycling – car-free living, bike commuting, pathway exploring, running errands, and general city cycling. We hope to inspire our customers to make cycling an important part of their daily…

Support our community with Green Zebra

2010 Green Zebra guide – Join us in supporting our local community! Green Zebra is Metro Vancouver’s premier coupon book and guide to healthy, sustainable living. You may have seen the TransLink ads, or the table at any number of community events. But did you also know that it’s a fundraising tool, a corporate gift…

Raising Green with Green

Thinking to yourself that you are tired of the same old fundraiser at your school or group? Enter Koru, a fundraising platform that not only benefits schools and their communities, but the environment as well. Koru offers natural, organic products that are fair trade and non-toxic. The goal? To lead by example to inspire the…

Toyota Canada – Presenting Sponsor Ottawa Go Green Expo

TOYOTA PARTNERS WITH THE OTTAWA GO GREEN EXPO FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF HELPING CANADIANS GO GREEN. OTTAWA, Ontario – National Event Management President, Fred Cox, announced today that Toyota Canada has joined on board once again as the presenting sponsor of the Ottawa Go Green Expo. After a successful event in March 2009, the annual…

Find the Green in the City – New Toronto Green Living Guide

Looking for the perfect vegan restaurant for date night? What if searching for a “green” home contractor was simplified? Green Living is ready to help. With the launch of the first Toronto Green Living Guide, you’ll be better able to find the environmentally friendly retailers and services in Toronto in just a few flips of…

50 Creative WWF Campaigns

…that Make You Think Twice. While DDB Brazil’s ‘Tsunami ad‘ is offensive, hopefully it does not distract people from what’s important. We are, more often than not, inundated with advertising. But, we do rely on ads to some degree — to be informed, shop and compare, gain perspective, be motivated to act. Sure there is…

WWF Condemns Offensive Ad

Tasteless… Appalling… Exploitive… Brutally Obtuse or Powerfully Clever? Dubbed ‘the Tsunami ad’, created by DDB Brazil, includes an image portraying a swarm of planes descending in attack upon the World Trade Center in New York City. The print ad wore the tagline, “the 2004 Tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11”, along with the…

Atlantic Eco-Expo

“Atlantic Eco-Expo offers premium opportunity for exhibitors and regional economic development” Halifax, NS – November 21 and 22, 2009. Green business is becoming an increasingly profitable enterprise for many Canadian firms, as the carbon footprint of a firm is an important factor in consumer choice of products and services. Given that resources are finite, consumers…

“Tapped”: The Reality of Bottled Water

Do you drink bottled water? Do you know what’s in it and where it’s really from? There are local issues to tap water, depending on where you live. However, the pros of drinking tap water in B.C. outweigh the cons to drinking bottled water Healthy Prevention: Typical bottled water products come packaged in plastic –…

Canada Approves GMO Corn Created by Monsanto and Dow

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has quietly approved a new genetically engineered corn — SmartStax — developed by Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) reports, in a press release, that SmartStax seems to have “by-passed existing scientific assessment processes that have already been judged insufficient by the 2001 Royal Society…

Consumers get help in choosing carbon offsets

Vancouver – Canadians heading off for summer vacation will have some help in making their holidays more environmentally friendly, thanks to a new guide ranking carbon offsets and vendors that encourages consumers to choose the highest quality carbon offsets. Purchasing Carbon Offsets is the first guide of its kind in Canada. It ranks 14 carbon…

Greenwashing No More – Get The Real Green Marketing Program

You’re already implementing sustainable practices, but are you telling your story? Whether you are just now going green or your business has long gone through that road, your marketing communications should reflect your core beliefs. Kiwano Marketing, a green marketing services provider, is your answer. Based in Vancouver, BC, Kiwano Marketing helps small, local businesses…

Canadian Farmers Opposed to GM Wheat: 2009 Survey

This year’s Canadian Wheat Board survey reports that “Canadian farmers oppose the introduction of genetically modified wheat”.  There is, however, a qualifier: “until market conditions change”.  Cautious optimism is required. A Monsanto spokeswoman comments, “the Roundup-Ready wheat survey is irrelevant today because five years have passed and Monsanto is no longer pursuing that or any…

BC Cardboard Killer Hops the US Border

Vancouver-based FrogBox (http://frogbox.com/), which rents plastic boxes to people moving so they don’t have to use cardboard, just opened in Seattle. The low-impact moving service hopes to now wean the Puget Sound of its dependence on cardboard. Frogbox estimates that Vancouverites use about 450,000 cardboard boxes every month for moving, and Seattle uses about 1…

Greenwashing Advertisement by Monsanto

An advertisement by Monsanto placed in the online version of a well-respected, London-based news publication, seems like an oxymoron to the trained “green” eye. Almost humorous. Almost… At the risk of perpetuating the company’s online campaign, the environmentally responsible thing to do is to call it out: Greenwashing. Monsanto – Greenwashing Ad.bmp Clicking on the…