Lifestyle & Parenting

Eco Abode

September 18, 2009

Home is where the heart is, but what about the health?

We asked the Clean
Calgary Association
to assess our pad as part of the Healthy
Homes Calgary
program and give us tips on how to make our space
healthy and green.

After approximately two hours and a room-by-room walk through (no
judging on old habits included), the knowledgeable staff members made
suggestions on reducing both our household costs and our environmental
footprint, focusing on indoor air quality, energy, water use, waste and
recycling, and products used within the home (i.e. detergents and
washing agents).

The findings: garburators use too much energy and water (who knew?),
phantom power (i.e. idle electronics that are plugged-in) is a hidden
culprit and most household cleaners are toxic.

The program is free but books up fast (theres a month-long waiting list)
and is open to all types of abodes including condos and rental

To book a home visit, e-mail Ashley Lubyk at


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