Go Green!

Take Action for the Environment

People are more and more concerned about bacteria, pollution, and climate change. More and more cancers and diseases seem to appear every year. So what can we do to to help our beautiful planet and our health?

go green“When you take action for the environment, the Earth is not the only one who benefits. You will be helping your friends, family, and yourself too. Check out articles to find out easy and economical ways to save the planet, read about Canada’s most pressing environmental concerns, and browse the online incentives and rebates database to find out how you can start saving money by going green right away!”
(From: www.ec.gc.ca)

“Going green” has become a popular concept in a last few years. But do you know what “green” really means? It’s not only eating organic food and doing your recycling everyday. Going green is everything about environment and saving energy. It’s all the little gestures that will make the difference to save energy, reduce waste, and preserve the planet. Three simple words “ REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE!”

There are so many ways you can do your part, Here some tips:

-Growing, buying and eating organic foods

-Reusable, heavy-weight, natural cotton bag for your shopping .

-Brush your teeth, turn off the water until you need it.

-Take shorter showers or stop the water between soap and rinse to reduce water use

-If you have to change your toilet go for a low water green toilet.

-Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

-Turn off other electric things like TVs, stereos and radios when not in use.

-Use rechargeable batteries.

-Do things manually instead of electrically, like open cans by hand.

-Use fans instead of air conditioners.

-In winter, wear a sweater instead of turning up your thermostat

-Install a programmable thermostat that’s set to automatically go down when you’re sleeping or not at home during the day. This could also trim the average utility bill $180 per year

-Whenever possible, use public transportation or ride your bike or walk. Consider telecommuting

-Plant trees, arbutus and flower especially if you have to cut one down.

-Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but also it generates large amounts of container waste

- Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible

-Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy

-Compost Cut up your six-pack rings before throwing them out.

-Donate or recycle, E-waste contains mercury and other toxics

-Recycle your cell phone

Avoiding Toxic Ingredients in Cleaners:

eco1Buy or make your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies for your body and your home. Don’t buy sprays and powders that are made of toxic antibacterial chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOC), fake fragrance and other health risks. You can use more efficient products in your own home like white vinegar, baking soda, lemon, salt, Castile soap, washing soda, borax, essential oil and hot water to get your home clean.

Look for supplies that are plant-based and fragrance-free. Products that are not tested on animals and the ones which are biodegradable as well as biocompatible (biodegradable means they’ll break down into their original ingredients, which is fine unless those ingredients aren’t natural; biocompatible products break down into water that’s safe for reuse). Moreover, be wary of companies that claim their product is “99% natural” there is no way of knowing what might be in that unlisted 1%.

You will find recipes to make cleaning products for your home and body. My friends  and I have experimented with these recipes, some changes can be made depending what you like to use. Have fun!

Submit your ideas to help someone else!!  blog@anticancertool.ca

 

Find information and Homemade Recipes, save and non-toxic cleaner for cheap:(go to)

 

Where to Buy Green Spring Cleaning Supplies

Most health stores, organic stores and now most pharmacies carry eco-friendly soap and detergent.

What is under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room?
Learn more about what is in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm

” REDUCES, RE-USE, RECYCLE! “

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RECYCLE

British Columbia

RECYCLING COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Contact our HOTLINE: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253) in Lower Mainland or
1-800-667-4321 (rest of BC) or e-mail at hotline@rcbc.ca

http://rcbc.bc.ca/education/faqs

Under the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/waste-disposal-and-recycling.aspx

The Capital Regional District Recycling in the Region

http://www.crd.bc.ca/waste/recycle/

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

http://www.return-it.ca

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

 

Alberta

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA)

Recycling Council of Alberta
Box 23
Bluffton, AB
T0C 0M0

Phone: 403.843.6563
Fax: 403.843.4156
Email: info@recycle.ab.ca

Find RCA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RecyclingCouncilOfAlberta
and follow us on Twitter: @3RsAB

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority

http://www.albertarecycling.ca/

ALBERTA BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING CORPORATION

http://www.abcrc.com/

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

 

Saskatchewan

Recycle Saskatchewan

http://www.recyclesaskatchewan.ca/

Gouvenment of Saskatchewan Recycling

http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=22fb9d52-7265-42aa-973d-3274ab62da25

Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council

http://www.saskwastereduction.ca/

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

 

Manitoba

Recycle Manitoba

http://www.recyclemanitoba.ca/

Green Manitoba

http://greenmanitoba.ca/splash/

Manitoba EPRA electronic Products Recycling Association

http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/

 

Winnipeg

http://www.winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/recycle/

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

 

Ontario

Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO)

https://www.rco.on.ca/

RecycleYourElectronics

http://www.recycleyourelectronics.ca/home.html

All Ontario Recycling

http://allontariorecycling.com/index.html

Waste Reduction Act

http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/subject/waste_diversion

/index.htm

Bay Recycling

http://bayrecycling.com/index.html

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

 

Quebec

RECYC-QUÉBEC

http://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/client/fr/accueil.asp

Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy

http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/matieres/mat_res-en/index.htm

Call2Recycle

http://www.call2recycle.ca/quebec/

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

Recyclage par Région

http://www.lesentreprises.ca/recyclage-par-region.php?page=22

Multi Recyclage Disposal and recycling facilities

http://www.multirecyclage.com/fr/recuperation-recyclage-materiaux.aspx

 

New Brunswick

Recyle NB

http://www.recyclenb.com/en/

The Atlantic Dairy Council (ADC)

http://adcrecycles.com/about.htm

Our municipalities and Regional Solid Waste Commissions (SWC)

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/environment/

content/land_waste/content/recycling/recycle.html

Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation

http://elements.nb.ca/theme/recycled/waswc/swc.htm

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling/New-Brunswick

Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation

http://www.tracc.ca/home.htm

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Solid Waste Resource Management

http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/waste/

http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/waste.facilities/facilities.recycling.php

The Atlantic Dairy Council (ADC)

http://adcrecycles.com/about.htm

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation

http://www.tracc.ca/home.htm

Paint Recycling

http://www.rrfb.com/paint-recycling.asp

Scotia Recycling Group Limited

http://scotiaRecyle NB

http://www.recyclenb.com/en/

The Atlantic Dairy Council (ADC)

http://adcrecycles.com/about.htm

Our municipalities and Regional Solid Waste Commissions (SWC)

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/environment/

content/land_waste/content/recycling/recycle.html

Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation

http://elements.nb.ca/theme/recycled/waswc/swc.htm

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling/New-Brunswick

Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation

http://www.tracc.ca/home.htm

 

Nova Scotia

http://recyclinggroup.com/

RRFB Nova Scotia Province’s Solid Waste management

http://www.rrfb.com/our-partnerships.asp

 

P.E.I.

Island Waste Management Corporation

http://www.iwmc.pe.ca/

Prince Edward Island’s Beverage Container Management System

http://www.beveragecontainers.pe.ca/

The Atlantic Dairy Council (ADC)

http://adcrecycles.com/about.htm

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation

http://www.tracc.ca/home.htm

 

Newfoundland / Labrador

The Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB)

http://www.mmsb.nf.ca/

The Atlantic Dairy Council (ADC)

http://adcrecycles.com/about.htm

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation

http://www.tracc.ca/home.htm

Newfoundland Recycling Limited

http://www.newfoundlandrecycling.ca/en/home.html

NLL Recycling

http://www.nllrecycling.com/?page_id=7

 

Northwest Territories

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/Products/Recycling

Beverage Container Recovery Program

http://www.ecotainer.ca/whats_new.php


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