Green Lunchbox and Snack Ideas

  Last week on the Eco-Centric blog, we doled out a few of our favorite tips for sending your kids back to school sustainably, setting them up for their greenest year yet. One of our suggestions was to pack their lunch in a reusable bag, utilizing reusable sandwich bags, jars and containers for their meal.…

Shape Up for Spring

“Sweat is Fat Crying.”  That’s what they say. Warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight, and the realization that it’s almost time to pull out shorts and swimsuits (that last one strikes fear in the hearts of many) mean it’s the onset of spring. It’s time to think about getting fit and what better way than…

All Natural? Organic? Fair Trade? A Primer on Eco-Sounding Words and Terms

  “Organic,” “fair trade,” and “all-natural,” are just a few of the latest buzz words swarming around everything you’re eating, drinking, wearing and breathing. But what do these terms really mean? With “all-natural” cigarettes and “organic” cheeseburgers on the market, does that mean you can smoke and eat fatty foods without any adverse health effects?…

Planning Ahead to Celebrate Canada the Green Way

  It’s almost that time of year…those days in summer when Canadians pull out the stops to celebrate the unification of their provinces into one very large, very diverse, very beautiful country.  Even with all the celebrations, Canada Day shouldn’t spell disaster for the environment! Canada Day festivities – including all of the fireworks, barbecues…

Eco-Friendly Travel Tips For Your Weekend Get-Away

Summer is over.  Kids are back in school.  You’re back at work.  You’re bored at work.  You’re already in need of something – anything – to break up the monotony.  Enter Plan A:  the weekend get-away!  Here at Eco-Centric, we’re liking that idea, too, and we’re here to show you how to organize your weekend…