OUR {UN}BLOG

This is an {un}blog, and not really a blog (because I never really do anything completely conventionally), but I certainly do have a lot to say and share (for those of you who know me, you did not need me to spell this out). I’m SO fortunate to be able to connect with people, products, and ideas that I find incredibly inspiring every day, and I hope to use this virtual space to give you an inside look into what’s going on in my (crazy) world…which, I share with you.

Along with my small but mighty team, we will be posting content under 3 main departments, and encourage you to share with us as well. If something excites or outrages you, if you have a product or service that we should know about, or should you have any comments, complaints, criticisms or compliments please be in touch.

Our Stories

Making the Grade This School Year

That new backpack full of requisite supplies (read: expensive) might be good for the three Rs of school (reading, writing, and arithmetic) but they certainly are not good for the three Rs we hear more about these days (reduce, reuse, and recycle).

Now that you’ve shopped (for only what your child needs rather than wants), short of safety-pinning or duct taping everything to them, how do you get them to bring home what matters and leave the unwanted at school? Hopefully, with a little luck on your side and what follows, you’ll achieve what we’re all after — a happy, healthy family. (more…)


This is how we think lunch should be packed

When you throw things away, where do you think “away” is? Exactly! No. Such. Place.

Are you aware that taking or buying a disposable lunch to school or work each day creates a total of 30 kilograms of waste every year? (fyi – that’s about the weight of a grade 2 student). Packing a litterless lunch can save you money AND time (now we’ve got your attention!), and it’s certainly healthier.

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BEWARE: It’s Apple Picking Season

Apple picking season makes me crazy. As healthy of an activity as apple picking seems to be, the average conventionally grown apple has more pesticide residue on it than any other fruit or vegetable.  What are you really biting into when you bite into that freshly picked apple?
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IWM : Daniel Hoffmann

We spoke with Daniel Hoffmann, owner and organic farmer at The Cutting Veg (TCV). In addition to growing some of the most delicious + nutritious organic produce (including his famous Global Garlic Project), TCV also offers food coaching, workshops, internship programs, and agri-biz training. Here are Daniel’s thoughts on the art of garlic pairing, trading places with a rabbi, and his asparagus pension plan.

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IWM : Leslie Uke

We spoke with Leslie Uke, the creator of HankyBook. Made from 100% organic cotton, with the sweetest designs, these are definitely not your grandma’s handkerchiefs. Here are her thoughts on why reusable nose blowers aren’t as gross as we think, how to avoid a rough ‘red nose’ when you’re sick, and how you can get your own HankyBook for free.

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My Pledge to C

In my 19th year in business (I’m not that old, really), I realize even more, that as I’ve grown in this great big world of ours, with clients around the globe, that the world actually gets smaller and smaller every day.

We all connect and collide with each other in so many different ways and places and I continue to believe that if good people, doing good things stick together that good will result! So, I thank you for being “here” for me. Your enthusiasm and support has kept me busy and you’re the reason that I remain passionate about all that I do, and that I am inspired to do more.

In honour of you, I Pledge to C. It’s all in a little vision, right?

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IWM : Brian Phillips

We spoke with Brian Phillips, the super cool CEO and Owner of worldSALON and worldPRODUCTS. His award-winning salon is a recognized leader in cutting edge eco initiatives. We found out how to safely colour greys, what hairstyle he thinks Stephen Harper needs, and which hair product rips out bum hair.

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Mega-Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

Mega-Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

Walking down the aisles of the grocery store, it seems we have option after option of food brands to choose from. If there’s something we don’t like about one (say for example, their total disregard for our health or the planet), we can move on to the next. But who owns that product we’ve picked up instead?

Click on these 8 infographics to see who owns your food and who you’re supporting when you make a purchase at the grocery store:

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IWM : Sven Segal

We spoke with Sven Segal (absolutely adorable, but we always fall for a guy with an accent), founder of Po-Zu, in London UK. Po-Zu is a line of biodegradable coconut footwear that is healthy for your feet, safe for the workers, and kind on the environment. Here are his thoughts on treading on coconuts instead of people, how he Po-Zu’s, and eating shoe polish.

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Green- Living Amongst the Eco-Unconscious

Living among the eco-unconscious is not easy. In fact, sometimes I believe that it’s going to be the very thing that destroys me. I find this quote by Mahatma Gandhi to be something to hang on to in daily life, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

I am accused of living in my own little world, a “bubble” that most would refer to as crazy. I am often mocked for not being able to “just enjoy life.” The irony is that I have never enjoyed life more. I appreciate everything more than ever. I am now more connected to my food and all of my purchases.

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