List of vegan shoes brands
Jan21

List of vegan shoes brands

If you’re like me, you are now more careful about what gets in your shopping basket, and to whom your money goes. I’m vegetarian, under and over my skin. This means, i dont want to wear animal made products, might it be boots, bags, belts, and so on. Here is a list of brands that create vegan clothes, boots especially. Hope this inspires you to choose cruelty-free! Vegan boots brands :...

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Le botaniste lettré
Jun27

Le botaniste lettré

J’embarque totalement dans ce projet. Ca serait pour moi une magnifique expérience, utile pour éduquer les gens, et en même temps, pour découvrir, apprécier et entretenir notre végétation...

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Blockshop textiles’s silk & cotton scarfs
Apr27

Blockshop textiles’s silk & cotton scarfs

I’m in love with scarfs, especially these ones. The simplicity of the design and the softness of the fabric, ethically handmade in Bagru, India – what to ask more? Answer: a coupon, free shipping for Mothersday using coupon MOTHERSDAY....

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Vivienne Westwood sous la douche!
Mar22

Vivienne Westwood sous la douche!

“Une étude des Nations Unies identifie l’industrie de la viande comme étant l’une des principales causes du changement climatique : l’élevage de masse est en effet responsable de 18% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, avec 7 milliards de tonnes par an !” «En évitant la viande, vous faites plus pour l’environnement qu’en recyclant ou en conduisant une voiture hybride»...

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Officina gel vert
Oct01

Officina gel vert

100% naturel, non testé sur les animaux, fait au Québec : mon produit du moment, le gel vert de la marque...

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Res/Rei Eyewear
Oct06

Res/Rei Eyewear

My new frames will be made in Italy, with love! When in London last august, i stopped by McClintock‘s to try some frames, one of them being the Nerone by Res/Rei, which i haven’t heard of before. At first i did not think the frames fitted me well, but i took a picture of myself to check later on. Days went by, i forgot about my shopping, until i found the picture i took of myself wearing the Nerone frames – Whew! i...

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Herboristerie 101

Pour ceux d’entre vous qui sont aussi emballés que moi par l’herboristerie, j’ai déniché des vidéos où l’on peut voir les gens de La Clef des Champs, un producteur local de thés et tisanes à bases de plantes médicinales.

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Otite et cie

À nouveau sur le dos. Mon corps a craqué, cette fois ce sont les oreilles qui me font souffrir. Au moment d’écrire ceci, j’ai l’intérieur des oreilles tellement enflé que je suis sourde comme un clou – je n’entend que dale du clic clac que fait habituellement mon clavier lorsque j’écris. Mon chum doit tout répéter, et je me nourrie de bouffe en purée car ma machôire me fait souffrir là ou elle...

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Help End the Canadian Seal Slaughter
Feb19

Help End the Canadian Seal Slaughter

During Canada’s annual war on seals, hundreds of thousands of baby seals are killed for their skin in the most horrific ways imaginable. Seals stand no chance against club-wielding trappers who are after their fur, and they must look on as fellow pups are bludgeoned to death before meeting the same bloody fate. All eyes are on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. This extra attention will bring increased...

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Cosmétiques

Un super article sur Je suis féministe, qui m’a mené à une trouvaille épatante, le site Skin Deep, qui vous permet de juger du danger associé aux produits cosmétiques que vous achetez. Prenez le temps de faire le tour, vous remarquerez rapidement que cette industrie n’a guère à faire de votre santé mais bien de vos...

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Six millions d’animaux tués dans le monde chaque heure

31 Janvier, 1ère Journée Mondiale pour l’Abolition de la Viande – First World Day for the Abolition of Meat

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1er octobre: journée mondiale sans viande
Sep30

1er octobre: journée mondiale sans viande

Parce que la production d’une livre de boeuf nécessite assez pour que vous vous ouvriez les yeux : 30 000 litres d’eau, (l’équivalent de 6 mois de douche) 13 livres de grains, avec lesquels on pourrait produire 20 pains et nourrir 20 familles près de 4 litres d’essence et que cette production rejette près de 6 kilos de CO2 et 40 livres d’excréments dans le sol et les eaux. Parce que le Groupe...

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Rail rides

We are jealous, and envious, of the european train system, and wonder why north america is still left without high speed train in most commuted travel lines (such as NYC – Montreal!). When will we move on? Read more about the topic, High speed rail initiative for California.

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VegGuide.Org

A wonderfull resssource of veggy restaurants in your town. Here is the listing for montreal’s best vegetarian restaurants – if you know a better listing, i’d like to see it!

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I am a vegetarian and I love meat
Apr23

I am a vegetarian and I love meat

This sentence sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it? But in the near future it could be reality, at least for vegetarians who don’t eat meat in order to protest against industrialized mass-killing of animals, which is the sad reality of today’s meat production industry (40 billion animals are killed every year alone in the U.S.). But since a while scientists around the world are researching to produce meat in the...

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Vivre en ville

regroupement Québecois pour le développement urbain rural et villageois viable. À voir ici.

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Self-destruction in 48 hrs

A german company invented a DVD which deletes its content in 48 hrs after playing it for the first time. That’s a stupid idea which just creates more waste on this planet, especially when a movie does not necessarily need any physical medium for its distribution anymore! If someone doesn’t have access to the internet, this person can still go and rent a movie! I don’t get it… (via...

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Eco-bourgeoisie
Apr11

Eco-bourgeoisie

The Austrian fashion label Fabrics Interseason combines ecologically produced fabrics and high style in their collections. They describe their clientele as the eco-bourgeoisie: being conscious about the environment and nature as well as wearing locally manufactured clothes with a conservative and classic chic. Link to Fabrics Interseason spring summer 2008 collection (via...

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Wind energy with style

The stylish Bahrain World Trade Center is a 240m high skyscraper which has its own wind energy plant integrated into the architecture of the building. Stunning!

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Master of your time
Apr08

Master of your time

“Change doesn’t happen because of how we invest our money. Change happens because of how we invest our human energy, and it always has since we came down from the trees. Everyone’s got a margin of discretionary energy — ten percent, twenty percent — that isn’t used up making their way in the world. That’s the energy that’s available for social change.” Daniel Taylor of Future...

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Green and inspiring
Apr07

Green and inspiring

I’ve been writing some weeks ago about my researches to find the best of green clothing for kids. Here are some newly found items among the cutest and most inspiring ones, some i wish could also be wore by adults! The items which can be bought on Etsy are created with love and care by 2 obviously talented stay-at-home-moms : Damestarbaby are created by two stay-at-home moms who miraculously find time to sew and knit and dream up...

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Look stylish, even with a running nose

Leaf tissue holder, a nicely designed package which act as an envelope to carry your own tissues instead of buying them in individual packages.

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Conscious travelling
Mar31

Conscious travelling

If you are about to plan your next holidays in Central and South America, it’s a must to have a look at Whole Travel, who’s mission is: To provide the best travel opportunities to unique and authentic destinations that preserve the environment, support local cultures and promote sustainable lifestyles. This sounds promising – take a look at their sustainable tour search engine. Via...

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L’Herbier: soins corporels bio et équitables
Mar26

L’Herbier: soins corporels bio et équitables

Plongeons-nous un peu plus dans les petits soins – connaissez-vous l’Herbier? « Les Soins Corporels l’Herbier offrent des produits de grande qualité, faits à la main au coeur du village de Mont-Saint-Grégoire en Montérégie. Cette entreprise québécoise opte pour des méthodes artisanales en utilisant des matières premières naturelles, biologiques, équitables et biodégradables dans le respect de la nature, de...

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Guide to Greener Electronics
Mar13

Guide to Greener Electronics

Since August 2006, Greenpeace is releasing a “Guide to Greener Electronics” where they are looking at various hardware manufacturers and their policies on toxic chemicals and recycling. Our ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ aims to clean up the electronics sector and get manufacturers to take responsibility for the full life cycle of their products, including the electronic waste that their products generate. The...

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La banane équitable

fait son entrée au Québec. En l’achetant vous contribuerez à éliminer la pollution créée par l’étandage de pesticides qui causent l’érosion, l’épuisement des sols, le déboisement et la destruction d’un bon nombre d’écosystèmes locaux. Plus d’infos ici.

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Pour en finir avec les sacs de plastiques

Trouvé chez Luce, la collection de sacs CABA, ingénieux et esthétiques, fait au Québec!

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Pecha Kucha Montreal
Mar07

Pecha Kucha Montreal

Et voilà Guylaine dans mon inbox qui me demande “pis pis, c’était comment Pecha Kucha?”… Dommage qu’elle n’ait pu y être, elle aurait adoré. C’était mon baptême, car en toute honnêteté, j’ai bien de la misère à me déplacer dans des événements mondains c’est temps ci (le confort de ma maison, et...

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Easy Gardening

This year we’ll dig deep into balcony gardening – for this, i just ordered a copy of Toronto based Gayla Trail’s book You Grow Girl, a contemporary, laid-back approach to gardening.

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Green Clothing
Mar05

Green Clothing

I’ve been digging into baby-wear, this to find the nicest outfits for little Emilie and her brother Leo. Surprisingly, i have found a great diversity of online shop selling only the best of organic clothing, Organic and sustainable materials in socially-conscious practices as they call it, this for kids, and while i was at it, maybe some goodies for the grown ups we are. Before starting to browse the links and get into shopping...

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Verdir à son rythme

Première entreprise d’écoconception au Québec, Perennia contribue à l’amélioration de la performance environnementale des organisations.

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What are you driving with? Oh, I run on air!
Feb28

What are you driving with? Oh, I run on air!

This was for me a stunning news… the french company Motor Development International (MDI) is about to start the mass production of a car which is only driven by compressed air! They claim the car can drive for 100 km with a single air tank, and producing zero emissions! I have to admit, we often hear about ground-breaking innovations and most of the time the product is far from being ready to sell, but in this case it seems that...

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Litière bio 2ième partie, et Weleda
Feb25

Litière bio 2ième partie, et Weleda

On en avait déjà parlé sur Vu d’ici, et le chat de Janick a fait le test. Ce mercredi l’émission La vie en vert fera un topo sur la litière bio! Pendant qu’on est dans les achats écolos, voici ma sélection écosanté du mois: déo Weleda à la sauge pour lui, Wild Rose déo pour moi, dentifrice végétal Weleda et savon...

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Zero-waste cutting edge city experiment
Feb12

Zero-waste cutting edge city experiment

The United Arab Emirates began to build on the Masdar City project, which will be a zero-carbon, zero-waste city using cutting-edge solar power technology in the middle of the deserts of Abu Dhabi. Finished by 2015 this city will be inhabited by 50,000 people and a showcase of how cities will look like in the future. Critics say that the 22 billion dollars used by this project should rather be invested in the “greening” of...

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Toucher le coeur
Feb07

Toucher le coeur

Cette image vaux bien plus que 1000 mots… Déniché sur Le teritoire des sens.

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The Green Challenge
Jan20

The Green Challenge

On my todo list is written, and this since last october, that i’ve been tagged by Luce and must write what i am doing to introduce environmental sustainability into my daily life – i know it’s been a while, but i could not end my list before now. I’ve been scanning through the changes i’ve done over the last years to participate in the healing of our planet, and re-reading what i wrote, i see that i sound...

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Clean green
Jan18

Clean green

We are now waiting for the city of Montreal to figure out a solution for a new recycling box system – but until then, i think we’ve got to figure out a solution by ourselves to stop the mess and pollution created by the winds blowing out all content from our green recycling boxes. We opted for the New York style transparent recycling bags, available at your local PJC for about 3$ a box of 15 (i think the box should cover...

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Apple, how can hype make you blind?

Everyone is again all W-O-W about Apple. When will Apple develop durable and eco-friendly products, in sustainable working environments? Anyone really care? Can hype make you blind? My first ipod did not even last half the lifetime of my portable cd player. And there was no way to have it repaired, no way to recycle it. Most Apple buyers (see the iPhone owner, using the latest and trendiest apple powerbook, designing cool websites for...

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About the nature and global warming… again

When I saw the title and link to this article (“Facing the Facts about Climate Change”), I thought, oh no! not again! I cannot hear about the subjects global warming and nature and pollution again. But I gave it a try and finally I found it very informative and it provoked some new thoughts within me. So I decided to share some text snippets with you. Combating climate change, therefore, is not simply about applying green...

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Merry Responsible xmas
Dec23

Merry Responsible xmas

Hard to give everyone nice wishes this year, i feel its easier for people to close their eyes – ignorance does not hurt as much as seeing reality and the facts as they are. Please take time to think during the upcoming holidays – there is a lot to do. Christmas should be a celebration of love and peace, yet it has become a mad consumption party at the cost of nature. We cut millions of trees to celebrate, then trow them...

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2008, and after

We are about to see the end of another year, and for us who still think, care and reflect, this is a time of questioning, and repositioning. There are roughly only 2 things that matters to me and for which i really care – the nature which surrounds us and which we are fully part of, the same from which we exploited each kingdoms (animal, vegetal, mineral) over the last 100 years without giving any special kind of respect back,...

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Ne Jetez Plus!
May13

Ne Jetez Plus!

La ville de Montréal propose un site et une publication où vous trouverez de l’information pour mieux vous aider à faire votre part pour l’environnement. On y parle de recyclage, compostage, règlementation, etc. Voir le site Couleur Bazar et aussi la section sur le compostage urbain, avec le guide pour le compostage domestique (PDF). Version noir et blanc disponible...

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Le Pacte de Caro

Caro suggère un pacte en 10 énoncés, pacte qu’elle adoptera parce comme Luce disait samedi, on se rend tous compte qu’on doit changer nos habitudes, parce qu’on a juste plus le choix. Voir son pacte ici. Et un gros YÉ!! car Caro parle du Diva Cup. J’aurais bien aimé en parler, mais comme je disais à mon chum, c’est dans le très personnel et ca ne me disait pas vraiment d’être la première à ouvrir la...

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Comment composter?

Luce m’a fait parvenir un lien sur lequel on trouve beaucoup d’informations sur une méthode de compostage appellée le Vermi-Compost, qui permet de faire du compost à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur, pour tout ceux qui n’ont pas de jardin. Il y a aussi la méthode de compostage traditionnelle que nous utilisons depuis 2 mois. Un bac sur notre balcon nous sert à jeter toutes nos matières de cuisine...

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Urban composting: How to compost
Apr09

Urban composting: How to compost

After weeks of getting ready, we have finally setup our composting box for home composting. It is standing outside, and will welcome all biodegradable stuff that was usually ending in a trash bag, somewhere in a trash depository, where it would pollute and maybe never get back to the ground. Ressources in english et en français : – comment réussir le compost, Gouv. du Québec – Comment composter – Home composting...

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