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Earth Day: Tips for a Green Spring Clean
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, we’re sharing some of our favourite eco-friendly cleaning tips. It’s time to raid your pantry, and clean green this spring. All you’ll need is fresh water, vinegar, lemon, baking soda, eco-friendly dish soap, a few old dishcloths and a toothbrush.
Simple Healthy Meal Ideas
After overindulging throughout the holidays we’re all looking for simple ways to add more nutritious food into our diet. Unfortunately eating healthier can often feel a bit daunting for busy families who are always on the go. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite, simple to make, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas. We hope you enjoy!
The Gift of Giving
The holiday season is officially upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and hustle and bustle of it all. Parties fill up our calendars and we spend hours at the mall, and online, looking for the perfect gifts. December is also the time of year when those less fortunate feel the hardship of not having enough even more. The gift of giving is a wonderful lesson to share with family. Excel has always felt strongly about giving back to our community, and we encourage others – who are able – to do the same. You’ll find many amazing non-profits to support in Calgary, including the organizations we’ve featured below.
Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids
Earth Day is a global celebration that takes place annually on April 22. It’s a day to be mindful of our planet, learn about sustainable practices and honour the environment. To get you in the spirit, we’ve unearthed a few family friendly activities, events and ideas to check out over the coming week. From fairies to fish to farmers – there’s something here to capture the hearts, minds and imagination of your little ones.
Eco-Friendly Spring Gardening Tips and Tricks
The recent streak of warm weather in Calgary has everyone excited about spending more time outdoors. Garden centres are open and it is now time to start thinking about prepping your yard for spring. Make the most of the season and create an outdoor space that is both welcoming and eco-friendly. Check out these green thumb tips to get you started.
Make Your Home Clean and Green This Spring
Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom, grass turns green and songbirds return to our gardens. Mother Nature is in her glory and Calgarians embrace every moment. Spring is also the time of year that we open our windows, dust off the cobwebs and scrub down our homes. Unfortunately, some of the cleaning products we use can harm the environment and the people we love. To help you keep your home green and clean we’ve gathered a few of our favourite eco-friendly tips and tricks.
Excel’s Built Green Homes: Gain More Financially
Picture this. You've lived in your new home for a couple of years and the family is starting to grow up. Perhaps it's time to move into a larger, more practical home, or maybe the kids have moved out and you’re looking to downsize into a smaller, more manageable home? Either way, you may have asked yourself these two questions:
Excel’s Built Green Homes: Reducing Your Footprint
Do you take tote bags to the food store instead of using plastic bags? Maybe you’ve installed energy-efficient light bulbs in your household? If you replied yes to both questions, you’re obviously interested in reducing your carbon footprint in some way. Congratulations! If everybody on this earth did the same thing we’d all be making a considerable difference to this planet’s long term future. But for now, let’s just focus on you!