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This Is A Crows World

Part of going away to Evergreen for school means that I have to read a simple book they sent me in the mail. It’s called Crow Planet, and its pretty boring. 821 more words

Family

Hike through the Royal National Park with Sydney Coast Walks

As much as we love a good urban adventure, no city trip would be quite complete without some exploration of the city surroundings, the hinterland. 200 more words

Eco Friendly

The Clothing Exchange- Free Ticket Giveaway

As a huge advocate of eco-friendly shopping in this day and age of fast fashion, it’s refreshing and encouraging to see initiatives like The Clothing Exchange… 515 more words

Fashion

Swipes Lovin Wipes

Swipes Lovin Wipes 

These wipes are a must have for any girl’s bathroom.  They are great for freshening up before or after…um… their advertised purpose, and are also nice for those occasions where things don’t come out as you hoped they would and dry toilet paper just won’t cut it. 92 more words

Cruelty Free Products

Citrus Lane Box $7 Shipped

Through tonight, Citrus Lane has an eco baby box for $7 shipped (regularly $29!). These boxes are filled all natural toys, baby food and more. Use promo code SEPTBOX7 at checkout. 23 more words

Online Deals

Bee-Killing Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold in Ontario

A new study released by Friends of the Earth Canada shows that over 60 per cent of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with neonicotinoids (neonics) pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. 694 more words

Nature News

jensera reblogged this on Eco Books 4 Kids and commented:

This is some serious news!!! Bee attractive plants that gardeners use to promote Bee procreation, have been tested and found to contain neonicotinoids!  In Canada! The seeds of these plants are treated the same way as farmers crops - they are soaked in the pesticide so that as it grows, the pesticide is contained within each cell of the plant. It is more effective than spraying and reduces labour hours, however at what price? These neonics are the same that have polluted the water supply throughout the states, and has been banned from use in animal fodder and animal and plant refugee conservation sites. About 50% of the bee-friendly plants have enough of the pesticide to kill bee's outright, and 40% have two varieties of the neonics! Samples were taken from London, Ontario, Montreal and Vancouver, all with similarly disturbing results. How are we as consumers able to encourage growth in the bee population if the plants we buy to do just that, are actually detrimental to their numbers?