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The Yoga Sanctuary is proud to be the FIRST yoga studio in Ontario to be Bullfrog powered!

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Cynthia, co-director of
The Yoga Sanctuary,
has personally planted over 300,000 trees
in a 7 year time span.

Lose over 3,000 lbs
in a year

January 1
Turn down your thermostat by 2 degrees - 318 lbs.

February 1
Run dishwasher only when full and on its energy-saver mode - 770 lbs.

March 1
Wash clothes in cold water rather than hot - 420 lbs.

April 1
Keep tires properly inflated - 189 lbs.

May 1
Dry half your clothes on the clothes line or drying rack - 480 lbs.

June 1
Raise your thermostat from 22 to 23 degrees this summer - 160 lbs.

July 1
Plug electronics into power strip and turn off when not in use - 120 lbs.

August 1
Insulate your water heater - 130 lbs.

September 1
Caulk and weatherstrip your home - 288 lbs.

October 1
Take the bus or subway [or ride your bike] to work one day a week - 39 lbs.

November 1
Clean your refrigerator's coils and defrost it regularly - 116 lbs.

December 1
Replace one 70 watt bulb with a 9 watt LED - 5 lbs.

YEAR TOTAL
3,035 pounds

Green Tips by Jeni, FLOW 93.5

 

 

 

Green Steps at The Yoga Sanctuary Studios

 

Our studios are now plastic water bottle free!

Taking action for clean, green power

The Yoga Sanctuary is committed to doing our part to help fight global warming and creating a healthier, green environment. We chose Bullfrog Power as our electricity provider, choosing green, carbon-free power. Founded in 2005, Bullfrog Power is a leading provider of 100% green electricity, with service available to Ontario and Alberta residents and businesses. Together we can help clean up our air quality, and support the local development of renewable energy.

Electricity generation is a leading industrial source of carbon dioxide, a primary greenhouse gas linked to global warming and climate change. To solve the problem of climate change, we all need to consider carbon emissions and make continued efforts to reduce them wherever possible. We immediately reduce our carbon footprint by choosing green energy suppliers.

And we took some simple steps to help our planet...

The Yoga Sanctuary uses compact fluorescent light bulbs. Did you know that an ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® labelled compact fluorescent light bulb use 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb. They use less electricity and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

We also use biodegradable and nontoxic yoga mat spray, air filters, VOC paint and green cleaning products to reduce toxins and pollutants.

We have used environmentally friendly paint from Farrow and Ball, Sico and Recycled Paint. We removed our carpets from the change rooms at Danforth as they were off-gassing and we now have eco-friendly tile.

Buy a green yoga mat, plant a tree

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." ~ Nelson Henderson, Author

Harmony Yoga Mats from JadeYogaMats are available at The Yoga Sanctuary. These mats are green, constructed of natural rubber from a renewable resource, tapped from rubber trees. This mat contains no PVC or ozone depleting substances - perfect for the yogi concerned about the environment.

JadeYoga, makers of the Harmony yoga mat, has entered into a partnership with Trees for the Future. For every JadeYoga Harmony yoga mat sold, one tree will be planted.

We also sell the Halfmoon Eco Mat, a beautiful, environmentally friendly mat with excellent feel and traction. Made of TPE (Thermal Plastic Elastomer) this mat is decomposable, recyclable and hypoallergenic. The closed-cell structure makes for a very hygienic mat by preventing bacterial growth resulting from sweat. It has great traction, is lightweight and because it is decomposable, it must be protected from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays

Choose at least one day a week to eat a meat-free meal

"Raising animals for meat has its consequences. It leads to rain forest destruction, global heatrising, water pollution, water scarcity, desertification, misuse of energy resources, and world hunger. The use of land, water, energy, and human effort to produce meat is not an efficient way to use the earth's resources.

Since 1960, some 25% of Central America's rain forests have been burned and cleared to create pasture for beef cattle. It has been estimated that every four ounce hamburger made from rain forest beef destroys 55 square feet of tropical rain forest. In addition, raising cattle contributes significantly to the production of three gases which cause global warming, is a leading cause of water pollution, and requires a staggering 2464 gallons of water for the production of each pound of beef.

It only takes 29 gallons of water to produce a pound of tomatoes, and 139 gallons to produce a one pound loaf of whole wheat bread. Nearly half of the water consumed in the United States goes to the growing of feed for cattle and other livestock." ~ VegSource.com

By eating a vegetarian meal at least one day a week you can walk more softly on the planet. Check out our Recipes.

Skip the paper, save some trees!

How many millions of trees are cut down each year to make paper? Instead of picking up handouts, use our web site to check the schedule, workshop and pricing information.

But what is a carbon footprint?

A Carbon Footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. For more information on how to reduce your impact on the environment visit Carbon Footprint.

So take action for our environment!!

You can make a difference. Click here for more tips on how to help our environment.

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