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  • Face off: the halloween makeup guide
    Make sure you’re not getting your zombie glow or superhero stripes from suspect sources. SMIFFY’S Starts off promisingly enough listing natural castor oil and beeswax on its label. But it degrades qui …
  • Homemade Face Paint
    DIY of the week Get creative in the kitchen by whipping up face paint that can literally be licked off at the end of the night. Mommy magazines say you can make your own by mixing lotion with food col …
  • Nature Notes
    KIDS’ COSTUMES LACED WITH TOXINS Disconcerting levels of toxins are still sneaking into seasonal costumes, accessories and party supplies despite government crackdowns, according to a new report issue …
  • New bee-harming pesticide may get okay from Health Canada
    It looks like Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is getting ready to green-light Bayer’s new neonic pesticide, despite concerns about neonicotinoid links to bee deaths. The agenc …
  • Today Causemetics
    Greenfind of the Week October is generally awash in pink, with everything from bathroom tissue and blenders to kitty litter and petrochemical-laced lipstick promising to donate as little as a dime per …
  • Raw deal: the milk guide
    With a million dairy cows in this country belching out planet-warming methane, can classic cow milk ever be green? Its ethical cred depends on which carton you crack. NATREL/NEILSON  Gone are the buco …
  • The long and short of it: the legging guide
    Most of the stuff on the market is cheaply made of conventional, insecticide-heavy cotton, petrol-laced polyester/nylon or toxically tanned leather. Who’s got a leg up on leggings? REITMANS Cheap but …
  • Nature Notes
    Fracking for the cure? It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pinkwashing has reached new depths with global oil and gas drillers Baker Hughes painting 1,000 of its drill bits pink to commemorate the …
  • Evoke the elements within
    Green find of the week Legions of men and women have sworn off bottled scents, partly because the conventional varieties are concoctions heavy in hormone-disrupting ingredients. But what if you still …
  • David Suzuki’s big push
    Godfather of Canadian environmental movement leads speaking tour to rally for human right to healthy planet Dressed in a black open-collared shirt and black pants, David Suzuki looks, at 78, as vital …