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Apps claiming to be more socially responsible than scandal-plagued Uber are popping up in Toronto. NOW's Ecoholic columnist asks whether we're being taken for a ride more

Jan 17, 2018 7:00 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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How a global “renaissance” for all things plasticky will spark a zero-waste revolution – and other environmental prognostications for the new year more

Jan 10, 2018 3:39 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Maša Kores

The "priestess of waste-free living" can famously fit a year’s worth of trash into a single mason jar more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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ZeroWasteHome.com

Forget the old 3Rs – reducing your trashprint is all about the 5Rs more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Ecoholic

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G. Horton-Baptiste

As tears well up in my eyes, I tell the water that I hope the city will start taking better care of it more

Sep 27, 2017 9:20 PM Ecoholic

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Samuel Engelking

The lowdown on cafeterias and campus eateries putting sustainability at the top of the menu more

Aug 2, 2017 9:02 AM Education

Toronto-based activist journalist takes on corporate media's (and her own) Donald Trump addiction, Trudeau's arms build-up and how NDP leadership contenders are missing a Bernie Sanders-style opportunity more

Jul 31, 2017 8:33 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Greenpeace

Environmental group says Canada’s largest logging company is trying to axe it out of existence with $300 million lawsuit more

May 31, 2017 4:48 PM Ecoholic

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Greenhouse-gas-leaking towers setting us up for climate change fail more

May 17, 2017 4:50 PM Ecoholic 2 Comments

Anticipating an increase in demand for clothing produced on domestic soil, the college is launching a grad program in sustainable practices more

Apr 21, 2017 3:43 PM Education

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Around the world this Earth Day, as a growing army of women stand up for a more sustainable planet, mainstream environmental groups are becoming more inclusively female more

Apr 19, 2017 8:12 PM Ecoholic

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Mike Ford

Ecoholic columnist Adria Vasil explains why fashion's latest eco boom is more than just another greenwashing bust. more

Apr 19, 2017 6:51 PM 1 Comments

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Animal Equality

Rabbit is turning up on more Toronto restaurant menus as the new "ethical" white meat of choice, but animal rights activists say there's nothing humane about the way they're treated by the industry more

Apr 16, 2017 10:55 AM Ecoholic 4 Comments

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Greenpeace

According to the Canada West Foundation, keeping the oil sands in the ground and stopping new pipelines “will actually increase greenhouse gas emissions" – wait, what? more

Mar 29, 2017 8:03 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

PEI seed supplier denies wildflower mix used in Honey Nut Cheerios PR campaign promotes the growth of invasive species more

Mar 27, 2017 10:56 AM Ecoholic 2 Comments

Research around atrazine has found endocrine-disrupting properties connected to hermaphrodite frogs, feminized fish and low sperm counts in humans living in agricultural areas more

Mar 19, 2017 8:48 AM Ecoholic 11 Comments

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Sam Rabinovici

Efforts are afoot to put divestment motions on the floor at teachers union meetings this weekend as OTPP continues to pour a hefty $24.8 billion of its $170 billion in total retirement holdings into dirty oil, coal and natural gas projects more

Mar 11, 2017 11:20 AM Ecoholic 3 Comments

New study by the Environmental Working Group in the U.S. found that a third of grease-repelling takeout wrappers and boxes from 27 fast-food chains contained PFCs more

Mar 6, 2017 7:35 AM Ecoholic

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Golfers spend more time exposed to harmful pesticides than the average person.

Environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker's new documentary Dad and the Dandelions explores the connection between golf and cancer on CBC's The Nature of Things more

Mar 4, 2017 10:35 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Adria Vasil

The future for plug-ins and concept cars is here, but just as curiosity is starting to translate into sales in Canada, car and truck brands stateside want the EPA to roll back Obama-era emissions standards more

Feb 28, 2017 11:28 AM Ecoholic 9 Comments