Ecowise Consuming

 

The London Green Directory!

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Health & Personal Care

Advertising encourages us to believe that a positive self-image depends on looking good through the use of particular cosmetics and personal care products. Often, these products are over packaged, have been tested on animals in inhumane ways and contain unidentified chemical ingredients and animal by-products. Read the labels carefully to make educated choices.

Make efforts to avoid white paper bleached products – toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, disposable diapers and personal hygiene products.

Spa/Salon Directory

Atmosphere Spa

286 Dundas Street, London, ON
N6B 1T6
(519)858-1772

Environmentally conscious full esthetics spa with many individualized skin and body care treatments. Enjoy green practices, Eminence Organic Skin Care – a completely organic line know as “The Greenest Company in Town”, organic facials, customized aromatherapy massage, hot stone Fire and Ice massage, spa manicures and pedicures.
https://www.atmospheresp.com/

Eden Organic Salon

355 Talbot Street, London, ON
(519) 642-4555

Eden is an organic salon, only providing the cleanest products & lines available, clear of harmful chemicals that have an adverse effect on our hair and hormones.
https://www.facebook.com/Eden-Organic-Salon-488291391192881/

Love Alchemy Salon

764 Dundas Street, London, ON
(519) 204-5683

Committed to providing safe beauty products and services.
http://lovealchemy.ca/

Nutrimetics

228 Suffolk Pl, London, ON
(519) 657-0196

Against animal testing, naturally enriched products,.
https://www.nutrimetics.com.au/

Opus Hair Studio

208 Picadilly Street Unit 1, London, ON
(519) 439-8745

Products are biodegradable, not tested on animals. Practice energy conservation, compost hair clippings.

Studio H

140 Ann St., Suite 106 & 111, London, ON
(519) 709-4247

Committed to promoting sustainability. Aims to follow and promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help clients and suppliers to do the same.
http://studiohartistgroup.com/

Spada Salon and Spa

346 Ridout St, London, ON
(519) 434-4516

Majority of products are vegan or vegan-organic.Works in partnership with Green Circle, a company that works with hair salons and beauty bars to help reduce the amount of waste that is produced, and recycle everything.
http://www.spadasalon.ca/

Health/Personal Care Store Directory

The Body Shop

Whiteoaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd, London ON
(519) 649-7414
Masonville Mall
1680 Richmond St, London ON
(519) 660-6709

Chain with house-brand bath & body products in a variety of scents, plus makeup, fragrances & more.
https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-ca/

Essential Therapies

Suite 202-1670 Jalna Blvd, London ON
(510) 859-9124

Offering hollistic medicine for over a decade.
http://essentialtherapies.ca/

Feel Better Therapies

(510) 319-0096

Eco-advisor.
http://feelbettertherapies.com/

Fresh ‘N Press Cleaner

405 Wharncliffe Rd S, London ON
(519) 433-5546

“Clean & green” wet cleaning services, with no harsh chemicals to damage your clothing or the environment.
http://freshnpress.com/

Heaven Scent

169 Wortley Road, London ON
N6P 3P6
(519) 433-3434

“Natural holistic remedies, spa treatments, soapmaking, maternity care, and personal care products, aromatherapy treatments.
http://www.heavenscent.ca/

London Food Co-op

621 Princess Avenue
London, ON
(519) 679-0570

Wide variety of natural personal care products, and earth friendly products.
https://www.londonfood.coop/

L’Occitane En Provence

Masonville Place
1680 Richmond St N, London, ON
(519) 667-0222

Eco friendly cosmetics retailer.
https://ca.loccitane.com/

LUSH

White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519)686-8431
Masonville Place
1680 Richmond St N, London, ON
(519)673-6499

Fresh handmade cosmetics.
https://www.lush.ca/

Natural Healthy Choices

(519)913-1282

Natural and organic products.
http://www.naturalhealthychoices.ca/

Norwex

1000 South Wenige Dr

Improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.
http://triciasanders.norwex.biz/

Quarter Master Natural Foods Store

176 Wortley Rd. London
519-438-6306

Natural shampoos, lip balm and moisturizers.
http://www.quartermasterfoods.com/

Shaklee Independent Distributors

284 Wonderland Rd S. London, ON
(519) 471-0645

Natural personal care products and cosmetics.
http://shaklee.ca/

Shangrila Yoga

111 Mt Pleasant Ave. London, ON
(519) 878-3888

Yoga Studio.
http://www.shangrilayoga.com/

Spartan Nutrition

4 locations:
109 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London, ON
(519) 601-5911
841 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519) 690-1800
151 Pine Valley Blvd, London, ON
(519) 601-9440
431 Boler Rd, London, ON
(519) 471-4270

Supplement products for physical fitness and lifestyle.
http://spartannutrition.ca/

Spirit Earth Holistics

361 A Oneida Rd, Southwold, ON
(519) 652-3015

Manufacturing a wide selection of organic and natural body care products. Native inspired with your health in mind!
https://www.spiritearthholistic.com/

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Children

Take your children shopping with you and teach them smart shopping by discussing choices and involving them in the purchase. Adopt green habits of buying less, determining product lifecycle and content being either natural ingredients or synthetic chemical compounds. Consider the following:

Rather than throwing out old toys, make it a practice to do a yearly cleanout and donate them to charity or have a yard sale

Shop at local thrift stores or yard sales for popular toys

Have your children help plant seeds and nurture plants

Talk to children about the importance of reading labels and negative aspects of overpackaging by looking at examples

Show children the difference between fresh and nonfresh produce

Look for refills, returnable bottles and bulk foods

Carry canvas bags your children have decorated with nonsoluble paints

Eat healthy, show your child everything doesn’t come in a box

Get in touch with nature hiking trails, camping, picnics, cleanups

Carpool or walk to school with your children, encourage recycling, composting and energy savings programs and tree planting at schools

Buy reusable lunch bags and compostable sandwich bags

 

Adapted from This Planet Is Mine, 1991

Children’s Directory

Diapering Decisions

(519) 619-1866

Innovative and environmentally responsible reusable cotton diapers. One size fits new-born to toilet training.
http://www.diaperingdecisions.com/

Kid Cents

2182 Wharncliffe Rd S, London ON
(519) 652-0655

Upscale Children’s Consignment Shop.
http://kidcents.ca/

Ontario Early Years Centres

265 Maitland St, London, ON
(519) 434-3644

Age 1-5 Child/Parent Resource Centre. Drop-in centre playroom / toy lending library.
http://childreach.on.ca/

Once Upon a Child

1070 Wellington Road S, #8, London, ON
(519) 680-3738

Books, swings, play yards, toys, cribs, clothing. 0-10 years.
https://www.onceuponachildlondon.com/

TLC Consignment

89 Wharncliffe Road S, London, ON
(519) 679-0287

Used baby supplies. Gently used clothing for children and infants.

Tummies to Tots

1695 Wonderland Rd N, London, ON
(519) 657-0812

A section of the store called Boomerang Babies allows parents to sell, and buy used baby wares on consignment.

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Clothing

“We are what we wear” seems to be an important adage in our fashion conscious society. Wardrobes usually contain much more clothes than needed. Unwanted clothing can be recycled, and mending and sewing torn and worn clothes will generate new use of existing items in the back of your closet.

Use of chemicals may be reduced by selecting natural materials. Natural fibres are renewable resources that are generally non-allergenic and more adaptable and longer-wearing. Use gentle natural soaps rather than detergents with phosphates and enzymes to protect our ecology.

 

The land provides enough for everyone’s needs, but not enough for anyone’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Clothing Directory

Boutique Top Floor

2182 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON
(519) 652-0655

Upscale consignment shop
http://kidcents.ca/about-us/boutique-top-floor/

Clothing Works

255 Horton St E, London, ON
(519) 850-9000

Provides used women’s and men’s clothing for interviews/work with a referral from a job counseling service.
http://clothingworks.ca/

Fresh ‘N Press Cleaners

405 Wharncliffe Rd S, London ON
(519) 433-5546

“Clean & green” wet cleaning services, with no harsh chemicals to damage your clothing or the environment.
http://freshnpress.com/

Goodwill Retail Stores

4 Locations:
255 Horton St, London ON
(519) 850-9000
Sherwood Forest Mall
1225 Wonderland Rd N
(519) 472-1969
3410 White Oak Rd
(519) 685-5389
1044 Adelaide St. N
(519) 433-2665

Used clothing, furniture, toys, books, sports equipment, and appliances.
https://goodwillindustries.ca/#

Loco Eleven Apparel

(519) 872-0339

Sustainable clothing made from bamboo. Sold in Mesh Boutiques and Desi’s.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LocoElevenApparel/

MEC London

1051 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519) 668-6657

A full line of equipment and clothing for hikers, climbers, campers and anyone who loves the outdoors.
https://www.mec.ca/en/stores/london

The Mission Store

797 York St, London, ON
(519) 438-3056

Thrift Store.
https://missionstore.ca/

St. Vincent De Paul

2 locations:
585 York St, London, ON
(519) 438-7071
1005 Elias Street, London, ON
(519) 433-9210

Used furniture and clothing store.
http://ssvplondon.com/

Style 360 Selective Consignment

360 Springbank Dr, London, ON
(519) 657-9119

Upscale women’s clothing and accessories consignment shop.http://www.style360.ca/

Tribal Mountain Trade

White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Road South, London, ON
(519) 432-3646

Clothing and household items bought directly from the artisans, as do the suppliers, dealing in a fair and ethical manner.
http://www.tribalmountaintrade.com/

Value Village

2 Locations:
1553 Dundas St, London, ON
(519) 659-0605
4465 Wellington Rd S, London, ON
(519) 680-3711

Used furniture and clothing store.
https://www.valuevillage.com/

Clothing Drop-off Directory

Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline

1-800-505-5525

Clothesline accepts gently-used clothing donations, all cloth based items, footwear, books, toys, kitchenware, electronics and more!
http://www.diabetes.ca/declutter
To find dropoff locations, go to:
http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/declutter/find-a-drop-box

Goodwill Retail Stores

4 Locations:
255 Horton St, London ON
(519) 850-9000
Sherwood Forest Mall
1225 Wonderland Rd N
(519) 472-1969
3410 White Oak Rd
(519) 685-5389
1044 Adelaide St. N
(519) 433-2665

Donation drop-off.
https://goodwillindustries.ca/#

The Mission Store

797 York St, London, ON
(519) 438-3056

Accepts clothing donations and more.
https://missionstore.ca/

Women’ s Community House

101 Wellington Road, London, ON
(519) 642-3003

Accepts women’s and children’s clothing, linen, blankets, towels and cutlery.
http://shelterlondon.org/

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Building Supplies

Home renovating is popular. Whether for reducing costs or adding custom touches, the use of reclaimed building materials is a good option. Paints, strippers, and other finishing compounds made from natural materials can also reduce the environmental impact.

Building Supplies Directory

FROGBOX London

1350 Trafalgar St, London, ON
(519) 451-8204

FROGBOX rents eco-friendly plastic moving binds as an alternative to cardboard boxes. Sturdy boxes delivered to your current address and picked up at your new home.
http://www.frogbox.com/

Infloor Heating

17741 Gregory Drive R.R.#3, St.Marys, ON
(519) 461-1078

Infloor heating and solar technology provide the maximum in energy savings and green energy.
http://www.infloor.plumbing/

London Home Builders Association

571 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON
(519) 686-0343

Showcasing some of the latest green technology available to builders in Ontario.
https://www.lhba.on.ca/en/

London Eco-Metal Manufacturing Inc.

1682 Dundas Street East, London, ON
(519) 659-3224

London Eco-Metal is an industry leader in the manufacturing of quality steel and aluminium roofing for the environmentally conscious consumers.
https://www.londonecometal.com/

The London Potters Guild

664 Dundas St, London, ON
(519) 434-1664

Commercial geothermal installation.
http://www.londonclayartcentre.org/

Nudura

866-468-6299

Energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes.
http://www.nudura.com/

Ontario Home Builders Association

Involved in the Technology Adoption Pilot (TAP) program, encouraging homebuilders and buyers to adopt the latest in energy-saving technology.
https://www.ohba.ca/

St. Pierre Construction 2000 Inc.

595 Exeter Rd., London, ON
(519) 685-0888

Recycled household goods and indoor/outdoor building materials.
http://www.stpierreconstruction.ca/

Red Bird Designs

309 Thames St, London, ON
(519) 520-1263

Paints made with the finest raw materials.
http://us.farrow-ball.com/

Pets

A major concern with pet foods is packaging. Buy bulk when possible.

Pets Directory
Country Bulk

925 Ontario St.
Stratford, ON
(519) 273-0440

Birdseed, bulk foods.
http://countrybulkstratford.ca/

Global Pet Foods

2 locations:
395 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519)686-7387
509 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON
(519) 474-3647

Carries natural and holistic pet foods, supplements, and quality accessories for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, and fish.
http://www.globalpetfoodslondon.com/index.html

Natural Paws Pantry

1055 Sarnia Rd, London, ON
(519)474-6669

Sells raw foods, grain free kibbles, supplements and natural treats for cats and dogs.
http://www.naturalpaws.ca/Home

Petacular Food & Supply Ltd.

57 York St, London, ON
(519)439-8333

Natural Canadian pet food brands, pet supplies, products, and professional pet grooming.
https://petacular.com/

A Village Tail

160 Wortley Rd, London, ON
(519)642-1200

Supplies and sells toys made out of recycled and hemp materials. Specializes in human grade food products, no commercial brands, everything is naturally preserved with no by-products or artificial foodstuffs. Promotes organic treats and biodegradable doggy bags.
http://avillagetail.com/

Paper Products and Office Supplies

More than 30% of paper goes to landfill. When buried, it doesn’t breakdown for decades. Using recycled paper materials helps save forests and extend the life of existing landfills. Buy unbleached, post-consumer waste paper.

Paper Products and Office Supplies Directory

CPI Laser Rechargers

455 Stockton St., London, ON
(519) 668-2237

Recharged laser cartridges for printers and photocopiers.

Enviro Cartridges Ltd.

685 Consortium Court, London, ON
(519) 681-6561

Remanufactured cartridges.

Laser Life Inc.

7 Edgemere Crescent, London, ON
(519)659-7829

Recycling of toner cartridges for laser printers.
http://laserlifeinc.ca/

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Entertainment

Buying and recycling books, compact discs, old records, videos and games through second-hand stores provides low cost entertainment.

Entertainment Directory

Attic Books

240 Dundas St, London, ON
(519)432-7277

Used and rare books.
http://www.atticbooks.ca/

The Beat Goes On

1120 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519)681-9996

Buys and sells used CDs, DVDs.
http://www.beatgoeson.com/

The Book Addict

390 Springbank Dr, London, ON
(519)474-0211

Used and out of print books, paperbacks, and magazines.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Book-Addict

City Lights Bookshop

356 Richmond St, London, ON
(519)679-8420

Used books, records, CDs, videos, cassettes, current/old magazines.
http://www.citylightsbookshop.ca/

Goodwill Bookstore and Donation Centre

2 locations:
969 Wellington Rd, London, ON
(519)668-7509
1044 Adelaide Street North (at Victoria), London, ON
(519)433-2665

Carry rare, out-of-print books as well as the latest bestsellers and tons of books in-between! They also carry CDs, DVDs, vinyl, cassettes, video games + more in their media sections!
https://goodwillindustries.ca//

H. Sommers Books

436 Richmond St, London, ON
(519)660-8806

Used books, videos and children’s audio books.

Mainly Books

1824 Dundas St, London, ON
(519)455-2043

Used fiction and children’s books.

Scene Magazine

P.O. Box 27048 London, ON N5X 3X5
(519) 642-4780

Publishes free local listings and features articles on the environment.
https://www.scenemagazine.com/

Village Books

156 Bruce St, London, ON
(519)439-6439

Second hand books.

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Activities

Visiting London’s special tourist attractions improves our understanding of our community. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun. Get involved and make new friends! Check out bus tour trips to special events or local and long distance bicycle tours. Take a friend, save gas, relax!

Activity Directory

Bike on Tours

75 Thornton Avenue London, ON
(519) 679-9932

Info on guided and self-guided bicycle touring through scenic locations across Ontario and Quebec.
http://www.bicycleontario.ca/

Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London

184 Horton St E, London, ON
(519) 434-9114

Eco-employment project. Clean and green day.
http://www.bgclondon.ca/

Circle R Ranch

3017 Carriage Rd, Delaware, ON
(519) 471-3799

Year-round outdoor education/recreation center. Horseback riding, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, spring/summer camp with crafts, group facility rental and environmental programs.
http://www.circlerranch.ca/

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

1424 Clarke Road/2609 Fanshawe Park Road East, London ON
(519) 457-1296

Provides visitors with experiences of 19th century life in southern Ontario
http://fanshawepioneervillage.ca/

Grosvenor Lodge

1017 Western Rd, London, ON
(519) 645-2845

Resource centre for the environment.
http://grosvenorlodge.ca/

The London Potters Guild

664 Dundas St, London, ON
(519) 434-1664

A not-for-profit space for clay artists. New facility is the first retrofitted geothermically heated and cooled building in London. Offers expanded resources, studio and classroom space, an on-site gallery, exhibition space and an “artist-in-residence” program. Classes available for both children and adults as well as workshops and special events.
http://www.londonclayartcentre.org/

The London Regional Children’s Museum

21 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON
(519) 434-5726

Museum filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits that encourage children from infancy to twelve to explore and discover science, arts, heritage and more.
https://www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca/

The London Public Library

Information and reference
(519) 661-4600

http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/

London Regional Art Gallery

421 Ridout St N, London, ON
(519) 661-0333

Art and history museum.
http://www.museumlondon.ca/

Museum of Archeology

1600 Attawandaron Rd, London, ON
(519) 473-1360

Archaeological expeditions, summer camp, public gallery, village site.
http://archaeologymuseum.ca/

Storybook Gardens

1958 Storybook Ln, London ON
(519) 661-5770

Promotes the target benefits of parks and recreation for the children of London and their families. Also has summer eco-clubs.
http://www.storybook.london.ca/

Thames Valley Trail Association

1017 Western Rd, London ON
(519) 645-2845

Maintains the Thames Valley Trails, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and nature study.
http://tvta.ca/

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Holiday Travelling

New adventures in discovering this planet of ours include responsibly leaving things the way we find them without harming the ecological balance.

Support companies that consider the environment with both their travel practices and a percentage of their profits

Look for unique holidays including walking, cycling, horseback riding

Do not disturb wildlife and their habitat, don’t make unnecessary noise

Do not buy souvenirs that have caused the loss of animal life. Guard against fire, take litter home, keep waterways clean, leave plants

Adapted from How to be Green, 1990

 

Household Goods

There are many opportunities to consider consumer impact choices:

Clearing clutter reduces resources otherwise not in circulation

Don’t buy anything that you “just might store & need some day”

Choose furniture and coverings with natural materials when possible

Consider as gifts; bird-feeders, tree-growing kits, cotton T-shirts

Look for local craft industries using local renewable resources

Give someone a “green” membership to a green group as a gift

Adapted from How to be Green, 1990
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Household Goods Directory

Canadian Diabetes Collection Program

Used clothing, household items, and furniture collection program.
http://www.diabetes.ca/declutter
To find dropoff locations, go to:
http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/declutter/find-a-drop-box

Daytime Domestic Services

1326 Huron St, London, ON
(519) 641-6590

Full cleaning maid service and residential house cleaning service in an environmentally responsible manner.
https://www.daytimedomestics.com/

Envirobest

783 Hamilton Rd, London, ON
(519) 663-0808

Eco friendly floor cleaning service including stone, tile, ceramic, linoleum, concrete or carpet. Upholstery and janitorial services also provided.
http://www.envirobest.ca/

Goodwill Retail Stores

4 Locations:
255 Horton St, London ON
(519) 850-9000
Sherwood Forest Mall
1225 Wonderland Rd N
(519) 472-1969
3410 White Oak Rd
(519) 685-5389
1044 Adelaide St. N
(519) 433-2665

Used clothing, furniture, toys, books, sports equipment, and appliances.
https://goodwillindustries.ca/#

Green Earth

2 locations:
23 Buchanan Ct, London, ON
(519) 668-2188
White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd. S., London, ON
(519) 685-3130

Your source for nature awareness gifts.
https://www.greenearthstores.com/

The London Potters Guild

664 Dundas St, London, ON
(519) 434-1664

A not-for-profit space for clay artists. New facility is the first retrofitted geothermically heated and cooled building in London. Offers expanded resources, studio and classroom space, an on-site gallery, exhibition space and an “artist-in-residence” program. Classes available for both children and adults as well as workshops and special events.
http://www.londonclayartcentre.org/

The Mission Store

797 York St, London, ON
(519) 438-3056

Accepts small kitchen applicances, bedding, towels, cutlery and dishes.
https://missionstore.ca/

Red Bird Designs

309 Thames St, London, ON
(519) 520-1263

Paints made with the finest raw materials.
http://us.farrow-ball.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Red-Bird-DesignsFarrow-Ball-Stockist-256609784365892/

Second Bloom Design

4218 Catherine St, Dorchester ON
(519) 202-0189

Turns old recycled wood into furniture such as kitchen tables and hutches.
http://www.secondbloomdesign.com/

Swish Cleaning Products

540 Admiral Dr, London, ON
(519) 659-2101

Cleaning products, accessories, services and equipment.
https://www.swishclean.com/default.htm

Tribal Mountain Trade

White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Road South, London, ON
(519) 432-3646

Clothing and household items bought directly from the artisans, as do the suppliers, dealing in a fair and ethical manner.
http://www.tribalmountaintrade.com/

Value Village Department Store

2 Locations:
1553 Dundas St, London, ON
(519) 659-0605
4465 Wellington Rd S, London, ON
(519) 680-3711

Used furniture and clothing store.
https://www.valuevillage.com/

Women’s Community House

101 Wellington Rd, London ON
(519) 642-3003

Accepts dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, small appliances, towels, bedding.
http://shelterlondon.org/

Miscellaneous

A range of ideas for alternative goods and services are suggested here.

Invest your money in companies producing socially responsible investments, green products, and researching new technologies

Use mail-order catalogues, purchase a battery recharger, consider products for the chemically sensitive and think through the life cycle of the product.

Miscellaneous Directory

C-Pool Mineral Treatment

122 Edward St, St. Thomas ON
(519) 518-2396

Chlorine reduced pool care using natural occurring minerals
https://www.c-pool.com/

Culligan International Company

865 Commissioners Rd E, London ON
(519) 685-0445

Filtering systems, and reverse osmosis filtering coolers, providing quality filtered water without the use of plastic bottles.
https://www.culligan.com/ca/dealer-locator/london-on/52196500?utm_source=GoogleMaps&utm_medium=Local&utm_campaign=london

EcoParent

The greener family shopping guide.
http://www.ecoparent.ca/

Friends of the Environment Foundation

TD Canada Trust customer green accounts make contributions from interest earned monthly matched by TD Canada Trust and is donated to local environmental activities.
https://fef.td.com/

Green Living Enterprises

70 The Esplanade, Suite 307, Toronto ON
(416) 360-0044

Cause-marketing agency that focuses on social and environmental program development
http://www.greenlivingenterprises.ca/

Green Ontario’s Listings

Search the Great Green Directory for the products, services, programs, financial incentives, and resources that will make it easy for you to live a little lighter on this planet.
http://www.greatgreendirectory.ca/

Kijiji

Online classifieds make it easier to buy and sell used goods.
https://www.kijiji.ca/

Planet Friendly

A people and planet gateway and guide to everything organic in Canada and beyond.
http://www.planetfriendly.net/

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EcoLogo

Companies licensed with the Environmental Choice program through Environment Canada are permitted to display the EcoLogo on their products and services.

Products and services certified by the Environmental Choice program are proven to have less of an impact on the environment because of how they are manufactured, consumed or disposed of. Certification is based on compliance with stringent environmental criteria established in consultation with industry, environmental groups and independent experts. Approval is also based on research into the life-cycle impacts of a product or service.

There are over 100 guidelines further defining the following product and services categories:
Appliances
Automotive Products & Lubricants
Building, Grounds & Construction
Cleaning Products
Non-Commercial & Consumer Products
Office Products
Paints and Surface Coatings
Paper Products & Printing Services
Plastic Products & Plastic Film
Systems & Technologies

For certification criteria and lists of those companies licensed with the Environment Choice Program contact: UL Canada, 171 Nepean Street, Suite 400 Ottawa, ON K2P 0B4. Check their product on-line catalogue for information on suppliers, certified brands and availability at ecologo products.

“If we need air to breathe, then, yes we need trees, for they are nature’s air-conditioning units. In one year an average tree inhales twenty-six pounds of carbon dioxide – the amount emitted by a car during an 11,300 mile trip – and exhales enough oxygen to keep a family of four breathing for a year.”
“The Tree People” Naomi M. Stokes

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