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Tag: Green Living

U of T’s Sustainability Symposium

On Wednesday this past week I headed to the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Symposium. The three presenters set the stage for the following days, collaborative workshop (unfortunately I had to work on Thursday!). The three speakers all spoke on the topic of sustainability, where we’ve come from and where we are. Bob Willard – The […]

The Ultimate Diet

What is the ultimate, optimal diet? Paleo? Vegan? Vegetarian? Meat-etarian? Ok the meat-atarian one is a bit of a joke, but these days there are lots of ‘dieting’ options out there. But trying to decide which one is right for you can be difficult. I go by the ‘Sasha Diet,’ it is sustainable, affordable  and […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Lunch

I’m a fan of packing my lunch. You get to pick what you want. You can have a light lunch. You can eat outside, in your office, in the car. You can choose to have desert before you eat the healthier stuff. But sometimes it’s nice to celebrate with friends and go out for lunch. […]

Build it … Greener

This morning I was inspired by a friend of mine after he sent me an article from the New York Times on passive home construction. Last week  I attended the IIDEX Green Building Festival at the Direct Energy Centre, hoping to be inspired for my dream home. Here are some of the highlights: LEED for […]

Where will the buildings of the Future LEED us?

Build a house, a commercial, any space with an environmental conscious. Think of the life cycle costs (LCC), the benefit-cost ratio. Balance the economic costs with the social and environmental costs. All of this embodies what a LEED certified building is supposed to be. Recently friends of mine considered having their home designated as LEED […]

A Good Old Fashioned Walk to School

Last night while watching the news I was drawn in by a story about the Burlington Elementary school district. It was a walk to school program, encouraging parents and children to walk to school instead of driving. Like many of the surrounding suburbs of Toronto, Burlington has larger homes on bigger properties and streets that […]

New Years Resolutions

Usually so hard to keep. People talk about being more active, being a better parent/spouse/friend. Eating better. Living Cleaner. But so often people set lofty goals, which are too hard to keep. Setting realistic, simple goals is the path to reaching those bigger, more challenging goals. Here are my green New Years Resolutions: Be less […]

Bringing the Brown Bag Back in Style

What affects the choices we make with our daily meals? Why is it that some of us are more inclined to pack our lunch than to buy our lunch? Last night someone really got me thinking about the things we eat and what influences our eating choices. My friend was telling me that he has […]

Fast Food Part 2

There is no question that I have neglected my blog lately and I really am sorry. I cannot believe how busy I have been. Between site visits, school work, running, ultimate, the magazine, etc … I feel like I hardly have any time these days. But in order to get through it is really important […]

Fast Food Is Nutritious

My friend Marni got me thinking the other day about how people sometimes rely on fast-food. According to Marni “Everyday eating can be simple and delicious,” and I couldn’t agree more. I often get asked when I have to put my lunch together, when I have time to keep the fridge stocked with fresh foods […]