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Green Living In Toronto

By Rishma Lalani, Itsabelly Toronto Baby Planners


We all know the age old line from a little green frog “its not easy being green” but if you were in Toronto April 23-26th at your disposal was hundreds of eco-friendly products and service providers willing to help you be as green as you want at the 3rd annual Green Living Show.

As a continuously aspiring to be more eco-friendly mom and baby planner, the show had a plethora of information that I would love to share with all of you. In appreciation for your time to read this – I just want to give you a run down of some of my favorite stops. I was happy to run into our friends at Booda Bellie and Organic Lifestyle (do check out their new location at Liloo). Next stop was the Otterbottle – making drinking out of BPA free bottles more stylish. Then off to Planet Forward – launching at the show was a great line of modern, fashionable bottles, bags, clothing and a great MIY Green Home Kit. Can’t make it out to shop or don’t have an eco-friendly store near you? GreenCricket is here to solve your problems with a great on-line selection of green products for the entire family, pets and home. Lastly it was such a relief to know that there are now services available to help us green our homes by providing energy assessments and air quality assessments (which qualify for the government grants) helping make our homes safer for our family.

Walking down the aisles I was honestly proud to be “Torontonian”…a city that is embracing and educating us on how to live healthier and foster a more sustainable environment for our future generations. So I encourage you to think about your part in making our city an even better place to live and know that EVERY little step counts (like remembering to recycle those toilet paper rolls we so often toss in the bathroom garbage)!

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