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Green guide: How to be eco-friendly in your home

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Green guide: How to be eco-friendly in your home

Are you looking to make your life a little greener but don't know where to start? We've compiled our best advice on living an eco-friendly life.

There are plenty of ways around the house to cut back on your carbon footprint. First, discover which eco-friendly logos to look for when shopping for house cleaning supplies. If you're planning a home reno, take a look at eco-friendly options that are easy to incorporate into your new home design. In our " green guide" you'll also find expert advice to get a lush, green yard without the use of harmful pesticides and 10 eays to cut energy consumption in one of the busiest rooms of the house.


Photo gallery: Green guide – Learn to decode an eco label

We make reading an eco label easy. Here are 5 logos to look out for on your next eco-friendly shopping trip.

When it comes to green living, we're always looking for new ways to lessen our impact on the environment and purchase ethical, eco-friendly products. But how do you know if you're being "greenwashed" or if that green product is the real deal? Read on for a quick rundown of labels you should look for when shopping for eco-friendly goods.

Make your reno eco-friendly

Thinking of renovating? Here are 10 tips for making environmentally friendly choices.


You know the basics of being a good green citizen: Screw in some compact fluorescent bulbs, lower the temperature on your thermostat. But if you're thinking of renovating, here are 10 ways to turn your home into an earth-friendly paradise.

1. Redoing your kitchen? Stay away from cupboards made of pressed woods, which are often bound with carcinogenic formaldehyde (headache-inducing stuff that could release fumes into your home for years).

Green gardening: Eco-friendly lawn and garden ideas

Want to make your lawn and garden more eco-friendly? Read on for tips on greener gardening.


We love our lawns and gardens. Sadly, however, the average suburban lawn uses six times the hazardous chemicals per acre as conventional farming. Per hour of operation, a gas mower emits 10 times as much hydrocarbon as a car. Then, of course, there are the sprinkler systems that go off like clockwork, even when it’s raining. Want to make your lawn and garden more eco-friendly? Read our green guide for tips on green gardening.

Top 10 ways to save energy in your kitchen

Cook a little greener -- and lower your hydro or gas bill -- with these easy tips.


1. If you're baking in ceramic or glass, you can reduce the oven temperature by 25 F (20 C) and still cook the food in the same amount of time (these materials conduct and retain heat better than metal).


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