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Green Living Blog: Focus on greener living

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Green Living Blog: Focus on greener living

Green Living Blog logo After reading this post, don't forget to enter our contest – you could win a new dishwasher. Plus, do you have your own story to tell? Send it to greenchallenge@canadianliving.com (no more than 300 words, please), and you could win one of 30 daily prizes. Today's winner is Devon Flynn of South Hazelton, BC.
The latest chapters of my life have been influenced by living green. I learned so much in the Katimavik volunteer program, having been a part of the environment committee. Upon my return after the nine-month program, I enjoyed a job working as a community kitchen chef and clearing trails for a running path, cooking with fresh vegetables and promoting healthy living. I gained a similar job the next summer, cooking, but using home-grown vegetables and fruits from a community garden that my friends and I planted. I would bike to this garden most days, enjoying the exercise and fresh air. It's part of a larger project that will promote buying local foods. I continued my healthy lifestyle in the Canada World Youth volunteer program. I lived in Kelowna, BC, and Beijing, China, where I began to REALLY appreciate environmentally friendly living. We learned a lot about the issues there and how they are affected socially and politically. I hope to continue doing so and learning more when I bike across Canada, and maybe join the Otesha project in the future, a biking organization that promotes environmental issue awareness.
Thanks to Devon for sending in her story – and don't forget, if you still haven't entered, there's still time to send your own story to greenchallenge@canadianliving.com. Cocoa Camino gift basketDevon wins a gift basket of yummy organic and fair-trade goodies from Cocoa Camino, including the following: • 1 Bittersweet 71% bar (100g) • 1 Milk bar (100g) • 1 Dark with Almonds bar (100g) • 1 Cranberries and Almonds bar (40g) • 1 Matcha Green Tea bar (40g) • 1 Panama Extra Dark 85% bar (40g) • 1 Chili and Spice bar (40g) • 1 bag of sugar cane (1lb) • 1 tin of Chili and Spice hot chocolate - dairy free (275g) Today's code word: chocolate Read more: • What you can do about rising food pricesNew book about eating locally in Canada14 delicious rhubarb recipes
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