Sustainable A\J

Three things to learn from Polish fair trade fashion designers
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Save money and the planet with these DIY clothing repairs and upcycling ideas.
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Our top tips for a successful clothing swap.
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Practical tips for reducing your laundry footprint.
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The Clean Foundation's guide to preventing flooding in your yard and harvesting rainwater for your gardens.
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What you need to know to make cycling a part of your daily routine.
Woman putting sunscreen from a bottle on the beach
The difference between chemical and physical sunscreen, ingredients to avoid and other important details to help keep your skin protected this summer.
Chef's Garden Tour | Edsel Little via Flickr
Take a crash course to get your vegetable garden off to a strong start!
Citronella Plant Mosquito Repellant
In a move seen as targeting natural products, Health Canada is considering restricting the popular bug repellent ingredient.
Brown paper packages tied up with string by Susy Morris
95% of Canadians like the idea of more environmentally friendly gift-wrapping. Here's how to do it.
How to avoid filling the world with more plastic, toxic, resource-sucking or unwanted crap this holiday season.
Holiday survival guide
Let us help you through the December chaos.
Seed packets
Top tips for seed saving, rain gardens and sprouting from workshops at Guelph's Hillside Festival.
Janice Lee with Region of Waterloo staff recycling expert Kathleen Barsoum.
How recycling works and why you should sort yours at home.
World Ethical Apparel Roundtable
The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable represents a real industry shift.
Environmentalists need to remember that the personal is political and stop being so polite about others’ unsustainable behaviour.
Live Local KW
A\J joins Live Local KW, a one week challenge to support local businesses and organizations by eating, shopping and playing local.
Oil Palm Concession in Riau, Sumatra
Our demand for this cheap oil is devastating ecosystems around the globe. Here’s how to look for it on food and household product labels.
Don't let gas prices and traffic jams spoil your weekend away from it all. Leaving the car at home ups your relaxation and lowers your impact.
DIY beekeeping beehive frame
Watch and learn the basics of being a hobby beekeeper!
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