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Reusable Bag Use Up in Toronto Thanks to Bag Free Policy

September 8, 2011
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Reusable Bag Use Up in Toronto Thanks to Bag Free Policy

Hello and welcome (back) to the Planet Forward blog on this lovely TIFF Friday here in Toronto. We’re fortunate to have the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on our doorstep and this year is proving to be the biggest one yet. But TIFF is not the only thing we’re proud of today. We also want…

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Green News of the Week – Gore vs Obama, Dell CSR, Greenpeace, Chocolate and More

September 7, 2011
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Green News of the Week – Gore vs Obama, Dell CSR, Greenpeace, Chocolate and More

Welcome back to the sustainable scribe for another edition of green news of the week featuring a few interesting green highlights from this past week. This week includes:  Al Gore smackdown on Obama over smog standards and pollution, Dell refocusing their green initiatives, 10 easy ways to make your campus green, the top 5 chemicals…

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Green News of the Week – Gore vs Obama, Dell CSR, Greenpeace, Chocolate and More

September 7, 2011
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Green News of the Week – Gore vs Obama, Dell CSR, Greenpeace, Chocolate and More

Welcome back to the sustainable scribe for another edition of green news of the week featuring a few interesting green highlights from this past week. This week includes:  Al Gore smackdown on Obama over smog standards and pollution, Dell refocusing their green initiatives, 10 easy ways to make your campus green, the top 5 chemicals…

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Our New Brick and Mortar Friend: The Local Market

September 7, 2011
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Our New Brick and Mortar Friend: The Local Market

The Local Market opened less than a month ago in Falls Church, VA. The store features locally produced breads, dairy products, sausages, condiments and in-season fruits and vegetables from farms within a 100-mile radius of the store. The owners, husband and wife team Tom and Laura Coates, came up with the idea after missing too many…

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Dockside Green Living Nirvana in BC

September 6, 2011
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Dockside Green Living Nirvana in BC

Welcome to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, home of Dockside Green, a LEED Platinum certified neighbourhood development with so much green building going on that there’s a lot to explore.   Offering sustainable solutions for residential and commercial inhabitants alike, Dockside takes green living to the next level.  “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is a…

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Help the rainforest: A tree planted on your behalf! {FREE!}

September 6, 2011
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Help the rainforest: A tree planted on your behalf! {FREE!}

In Brazil, 1.5 acres of rainforest are lost every second. Photo courtesy Trees for the Future To plant a tree, simply sign up to be a member of My Green Face, an online environmental community that engages its members to learn, share, discuss—and take action. There’s no cost to you! My Green Face will plant…

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The DIY Dilemma: Why a Do-it-yourself Website May be a Bad Idea: Part 2

September 6, 2011
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Websites are showing up all over cyberspace, offering free website templates and promising you,…..well, promising you a free website template. That’s pretty much it. The question of what you’re supposed to do with it is left open. You’d better be ready to answer it yourself before clicking “download now”, and be ready to answer a…

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The DIY Dilemma: Why a Do-it-yourself Website May be a Bad Idea: Part 1

September 6, 2011
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There’s an old proverb which says; “A man who acts as his own attorney has a fool for a client.” There’s a grain of truth in that, not just for legal matters, but for any undertaking what requires specialized skills, from rewiring your office and repairing your delivery van to, yes, designing and building your…

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Proctor & Gamble Sponsors Moms

September 5, 2011
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Proctor & Gamble Sponsors Moms

Canadian athletes are busy getting ready to represent Canada in the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Meanwhile, sponsors are already advertising their part in making Olympic dreams come true. A great example is P&G. The brand that owns Covergirl, Crest, Gillette and Tide, just to name a few, is working hard to make this Olympics…

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Meatless Monday with Conchiglie al Forno with Mushrooms and Radicchio

September 4, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Conchiglie al Forno with Mushrooms and Radicchio

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Planet Forward blog on another Meatless Monday. We took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Today we bring you a heartier…

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