Sunday Morning Coffee // 01.19.14

Sunday Morning Coffee is the place where I sit down with a big cup o' joe and recap the past week's events - from my favourite blogger posts, to the happenings here at t.o. & fro, and even share my "Eco-Tip of the Week" to encourage you to live a more responsible, and green, life. So please, grab your Sunday morning poison and join me...

Is January really more than half over? Where is time going?! Here's what I've been up to the past week, give or take a few days...

This week I:
+ Shared a clever way to use kale in your smoothies.
+ Shared my favourite things that get me through the morning work commute.
+ Came up with some steps to get you out of that photography rut.
+ Said adios amigo to the polar vortex.
+ Got a promotion and recapped life lately

Links I Love:
+ Renee from So Fill You Heart gives her perspective on the time we first met
+ Jenn from A Country Girl's World loves to travel but this week shared the places she wasn't crazy about visiting.
+ For me, 30 is approaching faster than I want it to, but Jess at Stamp In My Passport is embracing getting another year older by creating a 30 before 30 list.

This day in age, everyone is talking about "going green", whether they really know what it means or not. Some days, it seems to be the "trendy" thing to do, but is that really such a bad thing? As an environmental educator with the word conservation in my title, educating and inspiring both the young and old to care for our natural world is not only part of my daily job, but it's one of my passions. Yes, not everyone believes in climate change, and yes, that makes it challenging at times, but "buy into it" or not, it doesn't hurt to be a little more responsible. In the long run, making changes in your daily life and living a more sustainable lifestyle will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but will also put a little change back in your wallet. 

Tip of the week 01. During these chilly winter months, keeping warm is on the top of everyone's to-do list, starting with heating your home.  In the winter months, turning down your thermostat in the evening or when you are away will save electricity and money. For every 1 degree C you lower your thermostat, for a minimum of 8 hours, you will save up to 2% on your heating bill. While that may not seem like a lot of money, or energy, saved, it will add up over time. And no matter the season, a programmable thermostat is a handy and inexpensive way to help you stay on top of your energy savings. So do your part: turn down that thermostat, throw on a sweater, and see your energy bill and carbon footprint shrink!

If you have a good tip for greening your life, or even a photo of you living a more sustainable lifestyle, I'd love to hear about it and even feature it as "eco-tip of the week" during Sunday Morning Coffee! Please leave a comment below or email me at with your tips and photos. Use the hashtag #greenyourlife on social media!

Have a good weekend!


  1. What a good little post you have here! Thanks for the green tip too! Crazy that a 1 degree difference can save 2% on your bill. Oh the money we waste...


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