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Buying Chocolate for V-Day? Buy Eco-friendly Organic Chocolate

It is almost Valentine’s day !!! What are you planning on getting your Valentine ??? Chocolate? Of course you have to get them chocolate because when you think Valentine’s Day you think chocolate and ALOT of it. However have you ever thought about what you are supporting when you buy chocolate; such as, child slavery in the chocolate industry or unsustainable farming methods?? In this article I will be talking about child labor and unsustainable farming methods in the chocolate industry. I will also be talking about how regular and organic chocolate is made and I have a list of eco-friendly organic chocolate options with links to the companies which carry the product.
Child Labor

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Planting Your Dollar: Impact Investing AND Saving

Let’s start this article off with an overview of a trend that has recently been on my mind: impact investing.
First, what is it?
The traditional role of investment hasn’t changed here. Investments are intended to preserve and grow capital. However, other goals are introduced when investing in companies with environmentally and socially progressive policies and products. Investors shift their assessments from only monetary performance to a broader perspective termed the Triple Bottom Line,.

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A Thriving Gift Economy in Vancouver

Vancouver is consistently rated near the top of many respectable lists for most desireable or highest quality of life cities in the world (ranked 5 th in 2014 by Mercer [1]). While its diverse culture is a standard offering in major Canadian cities, the awe inspiring nature at its doorstep is what sets it apart from the rest.
Meanwhile, Vancouver was also recently ranked the most expensive city to live in in Canada [2] and second in housing unaffordability in the world, after Hong Kong [3].

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3 reasons to add some cricket crunch to your plate

On the menu tonight: toasts with cricket spread, spaghetti alla locust and mealworm brownie. Feeling a bit nauseous? You’d better get used to it, because eating bugs is the future. And by that I mean the near future. Why? Well, it’s good for you and the planet. And it’s tasty too!

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A double whammy, updating your health and minimizing your environmental impact via your fridge

When it comes to assessing (and reducing!) your impact, we encourage each environmentalist to look at all aspects of their life. Most of what we do consumes energy, and thus nearly everything we do can be put under the WYI microscope and this certainly includes eating. In fact, agriculture is a much more significant contributor to global emissions than you might think, and coupled with forestry it is a close second only to electricity and heat generation.1

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You Are What You Use: Reclassifying “Waste”

How do you think of waste? As I understand it, waste is something that is no longer useful and, for one reason or another, needs to be discarded. However, isn’t it intrinsically wasteful to intend for anything to be eventually useless?
As I write this article, I can’t help but notice that eventually all of the materials in front of me will be classified obsolete. In a matter of time, they will all be thrown into the nearest receptacle for collection and, because of where I live, 50% of the material will be diverted for reprocessing, while the remaining 50% will be buried in a stockpile to never be seen again – or at least that’s what we hope.1
We’ve all heard the famous saying ‘you are what you eat’, but how about ‘you are what you use’?

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Organic Makeup: Should You Make The Switch?

Have you ever thought about making the switch to organic makeup? Well you should seriously consider making the switch because our skin absorbs the makeup we use and if you use makeup, which has alot of irritants you can suffer from the side effects. According to the article,” Why Switch to All Natural Cosmetics?” by Lori Stryker, it states, skin has the remarkable ability to absorb applied products, partially or completely, into the bloodstream. Up to 60% of the products we use on our skin are absorbed and deposited into the circulatory system. Cosmetics penetrate the skin to some degree. For instance, people who wear lipstick consume 1.5 to 4 tubes in a lifetime.

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