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FEBRUARY 17TH 2011
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The Power of 1: You.

Citizen Capitalism is a philosophy that we think is going to change the world. Good thing, because depending on who you listen to, it needs changing quite badly. Between chronic wars, climate changes, declining resources, and ....

FEBRUARY 15TH 2011
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2010 Consumer Council Survey: The action gap

In early 2010, the Consumers Council of Canada did a study to answer the question: “What enhances the credibility of social responsibility claims among Canadian consumers?” It included focus groups, a web survey, and one- ....

FEBRUARY 14TH 2011
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Why a green scorecard isn’t about the environment

Of course it is. But we at CC would argue that’s not the most important point to be taken from the recent Green Scorecard for Toronto, commissioned by the GTA Civic Action Alliance (hmm, must check this organization out) a ....

FEBRUARY 12TH 2011
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Making plans for change

When we look around our neighborhoods and our lives and see so many things that we need to change, it’s tough not to feel overwhelmed.

JANUARY 26TH 2011
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Do You Have a Sincere Business?

That’s what it’s going to take to be successful in a world of radical transparency, where consumers have the power and are learning how to use it better all the time. Before you roll your eyes at the goody two-shoes no ....

doleorganic.com

A site that lets you track the farm your produce came from.

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In 20 countries around the world, voting is the law. Australia, Belgium, Greece and Chile have all decreed that cit ....

There was a bit of a flap this week in Toronto when it was revealed that up to 20% of the debris put in the recycli ....

Work. It’s what we do. Recent estimates suggest we spend 100,000 hours of our adult lives working. At its best, i ....


The Big Easy

Be kind to your ice. Instead of using salt to cover winter’s icy patches, try kitty litter or fine sand. Both are cheap and easy solutions that are gentle on pet’s paws and spring’s plants.

How annoying is it when a typo renders your printed page worthless? Wait! It’s not a total loss. Draw an X over the used side and save it for something else – interoffice printing or scratch paper.

Studies show we’re lousy at recycling our bathroom stuff, even though most is green-friendly. Why? No blue box within reach. The fix: Downsize your regular trashcan and use the extra room for a blue bin.