Aug 13, 2018 / Livable Communities

A trip home to Hamilton for my favourite Greenbelt hike

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would berry pick…Read More

Aug 07, 2018 / Livable Communities

A trip to the farmers' market – with recipe!

Greenbelt recipe: Mixed Vegetable Pakoras with a Savoury Peach Chutney Protecting over 2 million acres of land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt…Read More

Jul 24, 2018 / Toxics

Enjoy the summer sun without damaging your health: A guide to choosing the right sunscreen

With the sun beating down in the summer, it’s common to lather your skin with sunscreen to prevent burning. But, are you getting burned…Read More

Apr 23, 2018 / Toxics

Asthma rates in children are on the rise, and so are toxic chemicals in our everyday products

Updated on June 29, 2018. Nearly 235 million people worldwide are affected by asthma, a disease of the lungs in which the airways become…Read More

Feb 13, 2018 / Toxics

3 ways to have a toxic-free Valentine’s Day this year

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Many popular Valentine’s gifts might not be so good for…Read More

Jan 10, 2018 / Toxics

Asbestos found in Claire’s makeup – another reason why action is needed to protect Canadians from toxics

Last week, Claire’s, an international retailer of teen accessories and cosmetics, recalled nine makeup kits (including eye shadow and blush) after a lab found…Read More

Oct 18, 2017 / Toxics

Ottawa considers strengthening Canada’s main toxics law

When it comes to protecting Canadians’ health and the environment from toxics, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is a key tool. This law…Read More

Jul 05, 2017 / Toxics

Why you shouldn't dry clean your "Dry Clean Only" clothes

Would you dare wash a “Dry Clean Only” silk top at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? You might…Read More

Apr 13, 2017 / Toxics

Tips & tricks for non-toxic spring cleaning

Updated on March 12, 2018.  While spring brings warmer weather, sunnier days, and beautiful flowers, it also brings the reminder that it’s time to…Read More

Feb 03, 2017 / Toxics

Weak labelling rules leave Canadians in the dark about harmful ingredients

From toothpaste to shampoo, to all-purpose cleaner and dish soap, cleaning and personal care products are essentials that we use every day. Whether we…Read More