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    Week 52: Keep It Going

    Congratulations! You’ve made it through a full year of waking up, learning, and deciding to live a more eco-friendly life. The steps you’ve taken will help reduce your carbon footprint and lower the chances of runaway climate change. So what’s next? That’s a great question. There is always more that can be done, more to be learned, more changes you can make in your everyday lives. A first step might be to review all the weeks to see if there’s something that you could revisit; maybe something that didn’t stick so well the first time around. You can revisit all 52 ideas on this website. And I’ll have more information…

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    Week 47: DIY Continued!

    Well, after the deodorant, toothpaste, and beauty care products, you might be asking what’s next? You might be taking a deeper look at some of the items that you use regularly and asking “Can I make that?”. The answer is probably yes! Start by taking a closer look at the clothes you wear, the cleaning products you use, the food that you eat… and wondering how hard those things might be to make on your own. A huge part of my zero waste inspiration came from a love of fabric arts. I knew that fast fashion was pretty horrible for the environment and that making my own clothes was totally…

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    Week 33: Share Meals

    Over the last few years, I’ve developed a saying: the potluck is the best representation of a healthy community. People from all walks of life coming together, sharing with each other, connecting, and enjoying food. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten has been at community potlucks. Everyone makes their best dish to share so the pickings are always amazing! Potlucks are an awesome, non-threatening way to connect with friends and neighbours; meet new people or see old friends when life gets too busy. We all make time to eat, so why not do so together! Another great way to share meals with friends and neighbours is a meal…

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    Week 32: Use Rain Barrels

    When I started my journey to becoming more green, I knew that urban farming was going to be a priority for me. After planting my first garden, my partner got really excited about helping me with irrigation. He took on the planning, sourcing, and installation to make sure I had a sustainable way to water the garden. Our current backyard setup includes 2 rain barrels: one that collects from the house and another that collects from the garage. We actually don’t have a hose hook up outside to city water so we actually use the rain barrels for more than just gardening; cleaning out coolers, rinsing kids toys, washing garden…