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Small actions add up

Last April, team A\J took on the Earth Day Canada Act for the Planet challenge and tackled changes at home, on the move and on our plates. You can read the full series chronicling our efforts here: In Your HomeOn Your Skin | On The Move | On Your Plate.

This year, EDC's Earth Month campaign is Make it Count for Earth Day and they've got a whole new set of actions you can take to improve your own health and that of the planet, like eating in-season foods, growing your own herbs, upcycling and sharing your efforts with others.

51 Reasons to Eat Less Meat

We also posted 9 Simple Ways to Save the Planet in our Green Living blog last April. The post suggested eating less meat, stating that “an estimated 18 per cent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to livestock production.” We've since learned that the impacts of meat are much worse than we thought. Read about it in a new post from food blogger Jo Anne Tacorda.

Avoid toxins in everyday products

An all-time favourite, or series on surprising toxins in everyday products and how to avoid them, from Cocoon Apothecary's Jessica Burman, also ran last spring. Read the full series: Fragrance | Parabens | Petrochemicals | Triclosan | Formaldehyde.

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