Wise Wipes

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages. When taking on the role of parent, there are a few must-haves that all parents need to tote around. Food? Yes. Drink? Absolutely. Wipes for the inevitable mess the food and drink will make? Most definitely. [...]


SNL’s Andy Samberg Shakes Up Shark Week

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Comedian Goes Underwater as Discovery’s New Chief Shark Officer Shark Week is back. And the longest-running programming event on cable is about to get bigger. Be sure to tune in next week, Sunday, July 31, 2011, as fun-loving Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member Andy Samberg promises to blow the Discovery Channel’s 24th Annual Shark [...]


Beer&BBQ : Crazy Canuck & Pork Blade Chop

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The Beer The 17th Annual Toronto’s Festival of Beer is this August 5-7, 2011, and Bamboo is very excited about some of the craft breweries involved. Bring on the (eco) sampling. It was at this very event, in the summer of 2006, that Great Lakes Brewery introduced Devil’s Pale Ale—their first-ever seasonal beer. Intended to [...]


Bermuda Triangle

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Ready to Wear, a weekly column, is the go-to destination for trends and fabulous finds in the eco fashion world.    Get lost in the sand and surf in Mociun’s triangle print swimwear. This New York company uses local production and eco fabrics whenever possible. Whether in a one- or a two-piece, everyone will be [...]


Hanging Ten in Hawaii: Conscious Surfing with an Eco Twist

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While the Valley Isle plays host to some of the biggest events in world surfing, visitors aged 6 to 60 can opt for the sidelines or, instead, can take the plunge by paddling out and learning how to ride the waves—while showing the planet some love. Surf’s always up on West Maui with Maui Surf [...]


Super Quick Quinoa

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Very Veggie features a weekly recipe that showcases the best in vegetarian, sometimes vegan, dishes, with helpful cooking and ingredient tips and tricks. Quinoa is one of the simplest grains to make and one of the simplest grains to digest. It is incredibly nutrient dense, providing the body with a complete protein and with trace [...]


Bike Sharing

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Have you ever taken a car just to avoid the walk to or from a transit station because it’s just a little too far? The solution may be bike sharing, an exciting new way for the urban commuter to get around. The benefits are clear: it’s healthy, fun and convenient, and biking creates zero carbon [...]


Eyebrow Shaping

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Green Beauty is the eco beauty authority—a weekly column that highlights the best in eco beauty products, brands, trends and techniques. Men and women alike battle the uni-brow, but plucking one brow into two is only the start to great eyebrows. Eyebrows through the ages have been every version of thin and thick. Much like [...]


The Bowery

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Food for Thought is an ongoing column-with-a-conscience that focuses on exciting new discoveries in the foodie world. The emphasis is local, the location is downtown Toronto, and the place is The Bowery. It’s rather fitting that its name means farm in Dutch. Chef Tawfik Shehata, a former farm owner himself, is at the helm, bringing fresh, [...]


Pencils from Paper

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages. Turns out the standard wood pencils kids know and love aren’t as eco-friendly as we might think. Not only is wood cut, harvested and fired with clay powders to produce the writing utensils, the post-sharpening wood [...]