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By on March 14th, 2012

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Ok so I did exactly what I said I would do. I walked to the grocery store and back to get what I needed for breakfast and lunch. In fact I took the opportunity to get even more then just that.

The walk there took 18 minutes to be exact. So to today walk time to do this task was 36 minutes. Yes I’m good with maths! But seriously I think this was a great experience. I gave me the chance to take a breath of fresh air and I did a little bit of exercise on top of that. Specially

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on the way back with my back pack full of groceries weighing around 20 kilograms.

Talkgreen Grocery Bag

The next step will be too go to work by bike. But first I’ll have to sale my older road bike to buy another one. Why? because the one I have is impractical. I can’t put a rack on it or even fenders for that matter so when it rains, or even just after the rain when the roads are still very damped, I get dirty as hell.

On that note, what kind of bike is best for commuting to work?

Make Current

By on March 14th, 2012

Last September, I moved in to my new apartment. What I like about it is that it’s close to most of what I need to live my day to day life. Within 15 minutes of walk, I have 2 grocery stores (and soon there will be 3), a hardware store, clothing stores, a pharmacy and something like 5 different banks.

short walk to grocery store

But since September of 2011, almost every time I had to get something from the grocery store, I took my car. Now, for the past week I’ve been telling myself that I should start, or should I say return to my eco-coucious habits. Winter is almost out of the way in my part of Canada so I think it’s a perfect time for take action on my environmental footprint.

I also intend on going to bed earlier. This will most likely result in less electricity usage since light will be on for shorter periods of time.

So as I’m finishing writing this post, I’ll be walking to the grocery store to buy what I need for tomorrows breakfast and lunch. Let me know what you do to make a difference in your community in terms of your environmental footprint.

Make Current

By on March 10th, 2011

It that time of the year once again where people all over the world will come together to show their support for our planet. For one hour, everyone should switch off all lights and electronic devices. For one our, we should all contribute in this movement for change.

It’s not complicated. First you get with a bunch of your buddies and you choose one or more things you all like to do. Second, once you reach earth hour, you switch off all lights and electronic devices in your home and just light up some candles. Then enjoy the moment! It’s quite amazing the fun you can have without consuming energy. I particularly like the board game called Settlers of Catan. Check it out and maybe you can try it for yourself for this year’s earth hour. And if you’re not a big fan of board games, get someone to play some tunes on the acoustic guitar bonfire style!

This Earth Hour, let your support for clean energy shine by switching off your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 26. Pledge your support at www.EarthHourCanada.org

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By on March 7th, 2011

2,400 to 3,000 sheets per person per year. That’s how many sheets of paper towels we humans use every year. The impact… 3,000 tons of paper towel waste every day in the United-States alone. In more details, 17 trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water is consumed for every thousand tons. That is HUGE when you think about it. It’s only a little sheet of paper you say every time you rip one away from its roll.

To fight for this cause, PeopleTowels and Inhabitat came together and launched the Stop the Paper Towels! Design Contest. Basically, they are asking competitors to design something that will open people’s eyes on the situation and encourage the world to cut paper towel waste. The winner will have it’s design printed on a 9×9 inches 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton hand towel plus $500 and 10% royalties on every towel sold.

Click here for more details.

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By on March 4th, 2011

After almost 2 long years of inactivity, we are back! We are going to slowly redesign the blog to make it so it’s easier for you readers to find whatever you are looking for. We’ll start by first posting a few articles per week hoping to get it up to at least 1 post a day by the end of this year.

Here at Talkgreen, we are very conscious of what people think and we welcome you to send us tips or comments at info [at] talkgreen [dot] ca.

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By on September 2nd, 2009

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? It was released in UK cinemas on 20 March 2009, and will be followed by other countries.

Visit ageofstupid.net for more info.

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By on March 3rd, 2009

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This boat set a new world record for traveling around the world-and it did it on 100% eco-friendly fuels.

Photo: Flickr

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By on February 27th, 2009

Yesterday I posted a video about the “This Is Reality” campaing trying to inform the public about the negetive effects of coal.

Today Reality started airing our latest ad. It’s called “Air Freshener” and we’re very excited to say it’s directed by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen.

The ad directly calls out the coal industry on their ridiculous claims that coal is clean, as only the Coen brothers can.

Now we go behind the scene of in the making of “Clean Coal Clean”.

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