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It’s been hot out there! This week has seen some insane temperatures here in Toronto 😓 Summer might be ending soon (sigh) but the heat might stick around for a while - here are some natural ways to keep cool: ✔️Choose cotton - instead of silk, satin or polyester, opt for cotton sheets and pjs for cooler nights. ✔️Even better, choose buckwheat pillows! Buckwheat hulls have a naturally occurring air space in between them, which means they don’t hold on to your body heat like a conventional pillow. ✔️Opt for looser clothing over anything tight - it’ll allow your body access to air ✔️Keep your blinds closed. 30% of unwanted heat comes from your windows, so utilizing shades and blinds can save you money on your bills, and can lower the indoor temperature of your house by 20 degrees! ✔️Start up the BBQ! Besides being a summer favourite, barbecuing actually has a benefit - cooking on your indoor stove actually increases the temperature of your house, so have dinner al fresco and keep your home cool. :::::
Share any other tips you have below 🔥☀️ ::::: 📷 @lotuspotion #forageandsustain

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“If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do” 🌿 #forageandsustain

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We are well into the first week of June - I can’t believe it! :::::: Originally, June was named after Juno, wife of Jupiter, Goddess of Marriage, and is why so many weddings take place this month (in addition to the sunnier weather). ::::: This year, June has become the environmental focus, with #worldenvironmentday and #worldoceanday falling on days this week. ::::: No matter what you’re celebrating the arrival of summer with, pledge to do it as green as possible! ::::: #forageandsustain 🌿

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This gorgeous bouquet of flowers I sent my friend for the birth of her new baby from @wildnorthflowers ::::: This company is based here in Toronto and we love them because all of their pretty petals are locally grown, and they only use flowers that are in season when arranging their bouquets 💐 ::::: In case you missed our post on why cut flowers are usually very damaging (think the environment, plastic-waste, emissions and the lives of the women who work in the industry in developing nations), check out our post on the site for more info. ::::: When giving flowers, give: ✔️ from locally-grown and sustainable shops ✔️ give potted plants instead ✔️ get creative and give seeds to plant your own garden together ::::: Flowers are a beautiful way to express yourself, but make sure you’re giving in a way that honours the earth and the lives of the workers! 🌸🌺🌷🌼 #forageandsustain #FASChange

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“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our grandchildren” - Native American Proverb 🌳🌲🍄 #forageandsustain

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We’re updating our website! We thought it was time for some spring cleaning, so we’re changing things around to help you guys navigate better and have easier access to all the sustainable goodness you could want! 🌱 ::::: Watch this space for updates on when the new look will be revealed! And if you’re not on our mailing list yet - click the link in bio to get started! #forageandsustain 📷 @unsplash

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When starting your own #FieldService business, it’s important to ensure that you run it in accordance with the necessary #Regulations and #Compliance to avoid having to deal with expensive legal bills in the future. Read on to know what common compliance should be your priority as a #Tradie. #SmallBusiness #SafetyFirst #EvironmentFirst #Loc8Lite http://bit.ly/2G0Tkwg

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“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along” - Rumi Happy Family Day, fellow Canadians! ♥️🌿 #forageandsustain

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and many of you might be thinking of heading to the nearest florist to grab a pretty floral arrangement for your SO. Before you indulge in this infamous tradition, stop to think for a second. Have you ever thought about where those flowers are coming from? Well, we’re here to anther your questions! The floriculture industry is notorious for being incredibly unethical, working off the backs of underprivileged women and girls in Latin America, and exposing them and the flowers to strictly banned toxic chemicals. The distance your flowers travel to brighten your home for a week is lengthy, wasting water and energy, and emitting mass amounts of greenhouse gases. Read the link in bio to learn more about why this practice isn’t an act of love, and how you should choose an alternative this year. 💐 #forageandsustain

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If flowers make you happy, and you love to give them, look out for our upcoming guide on the most sustainable way to buy and gift 💐 #forageandsustain

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” - Anais Nin. 🌿 Pic by @bendevaleriola #forageandsustain

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We’ve updated our gifting directory! 🎁 While you might be feeling gifted out after the holidays, the season of giving never really ends. For any upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and events, check out the sustainable and fun brands we’ve curated for you, on the website now! #forageandsustain

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Stay warm out there, friends! 🌱 By: @strayandwander #thewinterelephant

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Have a lovely weekend!! 🌸 #thewinterelephant

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“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people. You inform them. And you help them understand that these resources are their own. That they must protect them.” - Wangari Maathai 🌿 Via: @room6deepcove #forageandsustain

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What intentions have you set for your week? 🍃 Via: @crownflora #thewinterelephant

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers" - Anne of Green Gables 🍃🍁🍂

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Happy Monday! 🌴 Via @made.somewhere

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Thanksgiving decorating can be sustainable and chic 🍃Grab some leaves from your backyard and dip the tips in gold (metallic Sharpies work great too). Practice your hand at some faux calligraphy, and boom, place cards done 💌See our guide on how to have a sustainable thanksgiving (link in bio) 📲 Pic: @pinterest #forageandsustain

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thewinterelephant

Take some time to slow down and wander through nature this week 🌿🌳🌺 #thewinterelephant

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Happy Monday! #thewinterelephant

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Launching F A L L 2017 🍂 #forageandsustain

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Thanks to everyone who shopped our sale! 😘 your orders are on their way 📦📬 📷 Via: @annaremarchuk #thewinterelephant

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🌿🌿🌿 happy Thursday! #thewinterelephant

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🌴🌴🌴 Via @coastbeauty.co

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Being eco-friendly has always been our goal, and now we're getting greener! Introducing our new gumdrop green envelopes, made from the same 100% renewable hydro energy sources as all of our envelopes 💚💌 #owlandoak

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We all know a few of these 😄🌵tag you're fav crazy plant lady! #owlandoak

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thewinterelephant

Happy Monday! 🌴 C/o @crownflora

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Happy Friday!! 🌿🌿 #thewinterelephant

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Hope your Monday isn't too prickly 😜🌵 c/o @crownflora #thewinterelephant

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Our country could set a good example... #renewableenergy #evironmentfirst #greedkills #standup

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