Lake Erie Sick… Again?

Lake Erie, once a shining example of man’s triumph over restoring the natural balance to nature, has become sick… again.

This most southern of the Great Lakes was the crown jewel of the IJC (the International Joint Commission), an organization established by the United States and Canada in 1909, which is tasked with, among other areas of concern, the overall health of the Great Lakes.Lake Erie Sick 300x231 Lake Erie Sick… Again? Keep Reading…

Do You Own A ‘Blood Phone’?

It’s not a new app for your Smartphone, or the sequel to the 2006 Oscar nominated film Blood Diamond, but the story is just as tragic.Blood Phone 300x164 Do You Own A Blood Phone?

If you own a Smartphone, and I’m betting that you do, there is a pretty good chance that you are carrying around a ‘Blood Phone’. Keep Reading…

The Dangers of Antibacterial Soap

Since the 1960s marketers of personal cleaning products, namely hand soap, have us all believing that antibacterial products are the best, nay, the only way to properly protect ourselves from household germs and bacteria; germs and bacteria that will eventually find their way onto our hands and ultimately get us sick.The Dangers of Antibacterial Soap 300x197 The Dangers of Antibacterial Soap

Antibacterial cleaning products, especially hand soaps, were originally designed for hospitals, but as early as the ’60s they began to find their way into Keep Reading…

Spring Break Safety Tips: Jellyfish

Spring Break Safety Tips For Jellyfish 300x193 Spring Break Safety Tips: JellyfishIt’s that time of year again, Spring Break! Over 1.5 million students will take a Spring Break vacation this year, many opting to head south to sandy beaches for some fun in the sun.

Spring Break, or March Break as it is called in Canada, can be a great way to blow off some steam from a tough school year, but like any vacation it always pays to be mindful of your surroundings and play it safe. Keep Reading…

The Green Your Home Contest Winner Announced!

Green Your Home Contest Winner 300x284 The Green Your Home Contest Winner Announced!First and foremost I would like to thank all you that took the time to enter our first ever Green Your Home Contest. I really appreciate all of my new Twitter and Facebook followers and hope that you keep coming back to the blog to read my new posts and participate in the conversation. Keep Reading…

Why Urban Trees Are So Important

Why Urban Trees Are So Important 150x150 Why Urban Trees Are So ImportantLet’s face it, the vast majority of us live in or around city structures that are more concrete than greenery. These concrete jungles are hot, they are dirty, they’re noisy, and they do nothing to help the environment. Not to mention what the lack of greenery does to our mental state of being. Keep Reading…

How To Cut Down On Food Waste

Cut Down On Food Waste 150x150 How To Cut Down On Food WasteBy some estimates, the average Canadian and American family of four will waste nearly 25% of the food that is purchased, with as much as 50% of that food waste occurring at home.

A few of the main reasons why we waste so much food are simply buying too much of it, preparing too much of it, or just not using the food in time before it goes bad. The most common food waste comes in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, breads and dairy products. Keep Reading…

How Microbeads Are Destroying The Great Lakes

Microbeads e1389750315660 150x150 How Microbeads Are Destroying The Great LakesMicrobeads are tiny plastic beads found in hundreds of cosmetics, such as toothpaste, shaving cream, shower gel, exfoliating scrubs, shampoo, sunscreen, and many more products. These non-biodegradable plastic beads are tiny enough to be washed down the drain, but worst of all, they are also so small that they are not being caught by sewage treatment plants. Many of these micorbeads are now being found in ours oceans, lakes and rivers. Keep Reading…

The Green Your Home Contest: Green Your Laundry Prize Pack

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Welcome to the inaugural Green Your Home Contest from Within Your Hands.

First a little about us:

Within Your Hands was developed out of the concern of the ever-increasing amount of disposable products available on the marketplace. We believe that being green shouldn’t be expensive, so we’ve put together a product line of fun, modern, functional items that are not only good for you, but also for the planet.
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Responsible Travel: How To Green Your Vacation

How To Green Your Vacation e1389160278402 150x69 Responsible Travel: How To Green Your VacationFor those of us suffering through this current cold snap (buzzword polar vortex anyone?), a trip down south, way south, may be in order. Somewhere hot and sunny, with white sandy beaches and those drinks with little umbrellas is definitely in order.

A vacation doesn’t mean we should take time off from being green. Any vacation, from hot sandy beaches to snow filled mountains, can be made more eco-friendly with these simple tips we’ve put together on how to green your vacation: Keep Reading…