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ECO-RESPONSIBILITY: A Certification Program Designed in Quebec – for the World

By Paul Cassel The annual Interior Design Show is the industry’s unofficial launch of the spring renovation season. So we expect to see great new design there. But the big surprise this year was actually a certification, prominently displayed in the booth of Quebec bathtub products manufacturer, Produits Neptune. The ECORESPONSIBLE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM was launched More >

Second Life for an Ontario Tree

by: Paul Cassel From a back yard in Ontario to a dining room in a California home Cherrywood Studio salvages old growth hardwood trees and transforms them into unique pieces of custom furniture. Their reclaimed wood comes from many sources including arborists that call them to harvest old growth trees that are being felled due More >

Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards

The Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards are presented each year to Canadian businesses, entrepreneurs, and students who have demonstrated an effort to improve energy efficiency in the home. This year’s awards were given out on June 5th at the annual Gala. Below are this years three winners. Congratulations to them all!   Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award More >

Not Just Beer at the Brewer’s Plate

By Vicki Formosa This year the Brewer’s Plate benefit event for the Friends of the Greenbelt took place on June 4, 2014 at the CBC Barbara Frum Atrium. In turn, Friends of the Greenbelt matches the money raised by the Brewer’s Plate to support the local craft brewing industry.  Friends of the Greenbelt CEO, Burkhard More >


  With the Ontario provincial election coming up on June 12, Our Green Home put forth a question to each of the parties: If in power, what measures would your party take to help and engage Ontario home owners to more sustainably manage and improve their homes? Liberal Party Ontario Liberals have a long history of commitment More >

Putting Electric Vehicles to the Test: EV Day Q&A

By: Justin Fava Electric Vehicles (EVs) have steadily been gaining in popularity over the last several years. With improvements in charging efficiencies and driving distances, combined with the increase in charging stations, EVs are now becoming a much more viable option, not just in terms of sustainability but as performance vehicles as well. Almost every More >