[caption id="attachment_500" align="alignleft" width="115" caption="Canadian Living makes going green easy!"] [/caption] Of late, the weather has been warmer, the days are getting longer, the sun has been shining and I'm starting to look out for signs of budding crocuses and tulips – spring must be just around the corner. Spring is always such a refreshing time for me – a time when I come out of hibernation and make some small changes to my life. I eat healthier, get more exercise, clean out my house and explore the outdoors. For all those who tend to do the same, now's the perfect time to find motivation to go green. I guarantee you'll get a fresher and lighter start to this exciting season. Canadian Living's April 2009 issue hit newsstands just this past Monday, and for those of you who avidly read CL know that April is our annual green issue. Though I love all the issues, I obviously really love the green issue. The April issue is the perfect companion for you new, greener lifestyle. Among many great pieces, there's great advice on green decor and outdoor design, green beauty companies the style editors love, easy tips on how to green your home, a how-to on navigating the liquor store when you're in search of organic wine and a humorous account of a family who tries to give up shopping for 30 days. On another note, I have a little secret for my regular readers. In honour of spring, and of course Earth Day (which is April 22), I'll be encouraging you to go green even more. Over the next five weeks (up until Earth Day) I'll be having lots of exciting green-themed giveaways and contests, so be on the lookout. You'll have to be a subscriber to the blog to participate, so get a head start and sign up to receive my blog to your e-mail inbox. I'll announce the first giveaway on Friday!