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Top 5 Ways to Green your Garden with Eco-Friendly Garden Accessories

by Guest Blogger ‎05-22-2013 04:21 PM - edited ‎05-22-2013 04:25 PM

 

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Green your backyard in more ways than one with this list of 5 Ways to Green your Garden with Eco-Friendly Garden Accessories. 

 

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Voting with Your Money: Global Crafts' Socially Conscious Jewelry for the Fashion Forward

by Blogger on ‎09-12-2012 11:32 AM - last edited on ‎02-28-2013 10:20 AM by Retired Administrator

Recycled Pop Top PurseLike many shoppers today, I strive to be socially conscious and vote with my money to support companies and products that help improve our communities and the world at large. So I was excited to find out that Future Shop is carrying a collection of Global Crafts products in their expanded online assortment.

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What Is Santa's Carbon Footprint? [Infographic]

by Blogger on ‎12-08-2011 09:28 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 04:01 PM by Moderator

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Infographics are becoming quite the trend. This one is awesome.

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Get more “green” from your energy efficient appliances

by TheQueenOfGreen on ‎04-21-2011 06:26 PM - last edited on ‎04-22-2011 01:35 PM by Moderator

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Happy Earth Day!

 

Upgrading to Energy Star® appliances can go a long way to saving on your energy bill at home. Your new washer will use as much as 50 per cent less energy than standard machines. But adopting a few new laundry trips and tricks will help you do even more to protect your family’s health, and the planet’s.

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Cooking green

by TheQueenOfGreen ‎04-18-2011 12:24 PM - edited ‎04-18-2011 12:24 PM

green1.jpgWhen it comes to energy use in your kitchen, refrain from pigging out. Typically the large appliances – refrigerator, range and dishwasher – hog the spotlight when it comes to conserving energy in the kitchen. But why stop there.

 

What does it mean to cook green?

 

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queen-green-blog.jpgThis week we're lucky enough to be welcoming Lindsay Coulter, aka TheQueenOfGreen, to the Tech Blog from the David Suzuki Foundation to share some tips on energy saving and green living.  Earth Day is upon us (Friday, April 22), so what better time than now to focus on small changes that make a big difference not only in terms of your energy bill, but also on the environment? 

 

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Belkin energy-saving devices prove useful to cutting your energy bill

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2010 04:30 PM - last edited on ‎04-27-2012 01:23 PM by Administrator

Conserve Insight.jpgWhen I first saw Belkin’s Conserve line of products, I was impressed with how easy and useful they could be. Just looking around my place, gadgets are everywhere, and my office is just a disaster zone of wires and cables. If all of this is reflected in my hydro bill, then how can I get a better sense of what’s taking up so much juice?

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Flying the green flag on Earth Day

by Blogger on ‎04-22-2010 05:27 PM

Why do I use a clothesline? You may think it's because I’m a humourless electro-pauper, scratching my constant itch to sacrifice my time and energy on behalf of the environment. But there's more benefits than you realize. Read more...

If you live in Alberta or Ottawa, I hope you’ve had the chance to retire your old electronics at your local Future Shop. As you know from my first-ever post that was made earlier this month on the Tech Blog I highlighted some of the great green campaigns Future Shop has launched recently, including the new Electronics Take Back program. Read more...

Why Future Shop is keen to go green

by tempey on ‎04-09-2010 10:33 AM - last edited on ‎05-25-2010 04:26 PM by Administrator

Future Shop is a destination for Canadians and the products we sell are an ever increasing part of our daily lives – just think about three screens that are key to our business and to your life: cell phones, computers, and televisions. Now think about this technology 10 years ago and the technology today. The current generation of these electronics has made the originals obsolete. And as consumers look to technology to share information, and change behaviour, they are also looking for ways to ensure that when products reach the end of their lifecycle they are properly disposed of and recycled back into the manufacturing stream and not into a landfill. Read more...

Todd Empey, VP of Operations for Future Shop also joins as a guest blogger!

by Administrator ‎04-09-2010 10:20 AM - edited ‎04-09-2010 10:21 AM

FS_Todd is Todd Empey – VP of Operations for Future Shop. He’s joining the Tech Blog to share a bit about what Future Shop is doing in the Green space for Earth Day and beyond. Read more...

The revolution will be refrigerated

by Blogger ‎04-09-2010 09:28 AM - edited ‎04-09-2010 09:28 AM

Lots of people wonder what all the hype is about Energy Star appliances. You’re not just saving some money for yourself; you’re taking action in the larger energy-efficiency revolution. Read more...

Nick Heap of the David Suzuki Foundation joins the Tech Blog as a guest blogger!

by Administrator ‎04-09-2010 09:02 AM - edited ‎04-13-2010 04:51 PM

nheap (Nick Heap) is the Research and Policy Analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation and over the next couple of weeks will be sharing articles on the subject of green technology and how to reduce your impact on the environment by making smarter technology decisions. Read more...

Buyin A New TV? Keep The Box

by Blogger ‎01-31-2010 04:29 PM - edited ‎10-27-2010 03:31 PM

With the Super Bowl coming up next weekend, now is the annual time that plush new flat panel tv's are discounted and on sale. The week of the big game is almost as popular as boxing day to see big boxes of cardboard crushed at the curb for the recycling truck to take away. Police will tell you thieves like tor prowl the boxes to see who has something worth nicking. That may be one reason to keep the box in the basement, but the inevitable move is another.

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HP Highlights The Environment

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2009 03:47 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 12:14 PM by Retired Moderator

Checking labels is a part of any grocery shopping experience. Fat, calories, carbs, we know where to look to find them. But do you do that same kind of label checking when you shop for electronics?

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