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Green Your Home This Fall

The Windsor Park Community Association is proud to host the Green Living Series, presented by REAP and Conscious Home, and supported by the City of Calgary and Conoco Phillips.

This series has been featured on Breakfast Television, CTV and CBC Radio. Don’t miss your chance to get informed and inspired!

Each workshop will give you simple steps and resources to go green. Win a toolkit of products so you can take action immediately. There are four workshops in the series:

October 19: Going Non-Toxic
On a typical cleaning day chemical levels in the indoor air can be 100-1000x higher than the outdoor air in the most polluted cities. Learn about the major sources of poor indoor air quality and the causes of chemical sensitivities. Discover easy, cost effective, non-toxic alternatives.

October 26: Energy and Water Efficiency
Utility costs continue to rise, so we can all benefit from good conservation practices. Learn how to make your home more efficient by viewing it as a system.

November 2: Greening Your Garbage
The average Canadian household generates 120 green garbage bags of solid waste each year. Learn how to reduce waste by composting, reusing common household items, and reducing plastic. Discover why the 3Rs have become 6!

November 9: Food for Thought

We eat three times a day and often with little thought to where our food comes from. Learn the most pressing issues around food, and things to consider about organic, local and whole foods. Eating well can be easy and rewarding, and this workshop will leave you with tools to do so.

All workshops will be held at the Windsor Park Community Hall from 7-9pm. Contact lauren (at) conscioushome (dot) ca for registration information.


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Clean Home Handbook now online

Conscious Home’s Clean Home Handbook:
How to Make Safer, Healthier Cleaners, Personal Care Products and Kids Stuff

Hard Copy $12.00
Including shipping within Canada


PDF Copy $9.00


  • over 30 recipes for household cleaners. Everything from laundry detergent to produce washes.
  • tried and tested personal care recipes including shampoos, body scrubs, lip balms, and beyond.
  • kids cleaning and crafts. DIY baby wipes, kids toothpaste, make your own non-toxic paint, and more.
  • ingredient information and where to find them.

Making your own cleaners is simple, fun, flexible and super cost-effective. 30% cheaper than conventional products and 40% less expensive than most “eco-friendly” products.

What others are saying:

Quite a Journey!
Since reading your book, “The Clean Home Handbook”, I have been on a major quest for more information. I have eliminated all of the cleaners I had and substituted with the ones suggested in your book. I was sold when I sprinkled baking soda on my stove’s removable plates followed by vinegar. It worked immediately!
-Louise M., Calgary

You know, I did a load of laundry today, after my shower, and thought back to the intense house-cleaning session that we used to do Sunday mornings, and I’m pretty amazed (and proud!) of the amount of toxicity we’ve reduced in our day-to-day lives – thanks Lauren! Almost every product that touches our skin and the surfaces in our home environment contains ingredients that I can pronounce and feel safe using. Yes, it’s true, my addiction to toxic cleaning abrasives is now a thing of the past! Thanks for the education – it’s really made a difference in our lives.
– Chantal V., Calgary

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Conscious Home Upcoming Event

Childcare now included with our Going Non-Toxic Workshop!

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October 24, 2009 from 10:00 am    – 12:00 pm
Evergreen Community Studios, 2633 Hochwald Ave SW

On a typical cleaning day in the average Canadian home, chemical levels in the indoor air can be hundreds to a thousand times higher than the outdoor air in the most polluted cities. Participants of the Going Non-Toxic workshop will learn about the major sources of poor indoor air quality and the causes of chemical sensitivities. Discover easy, cost effective, non-toxic alternatives and win a toolkit to get you started!

Registration is $40 per person and includes childcare for up to two children per registrant. With a 2009 REAP Passport coupon, registrants can bring a friend for free and two additional children. Children must be between the ages of 6-12. Space is limited.

Click here to register.

Click here to buy a REAP Passport and bring a friend for free!

REAP and Conscious Home have developed the Green Living Series to provide information and inspiration for Calgary households to make changes that reduce their environmental footprint. Childcare will be provided by Evergreen Theatre – helping kids to discover the fine art of science.

For more information on workshop topics click here or contact Stephanie Jackman at

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December News and Events

Conscious Home Open House featuring Joyfully Green Cleaning and Chocolate body care Kitsimg_0270

Join us, along with the Light Cellar and other local conscious businesses for a casual open house and chance to finish off your holiday shopping for the eco and health aware individuals on your list. The Light Cellar will be selling raw, organic bulk foods and delicious raw chocolate. Conscious Home will have stainless steel water bottles, Cleaner/Body Care recipe books, and gift bags for making green cleaners and chocolate body care: easy-to-make, all the instructions and key ingredients.

When: Sunday December 14th 12pm-4pm

Where: The Light Cellar, 4811 22nd Ave NW (Montgomery)

More info: call 403.475.7688

Conscious Home Gift Certificates

Conscious Home will be selling gift certificates for all its popular in-home packages, including the Green Home Makeover. Give a unique, experiential and immensely useful gift to those who would appreciate a little green guidance in your life. Contact lauren(at) for more info.

Looking for more non-conventional gift ideas?

Check out the following advice and experience in the Calgary Herald Green Guide article “Thinking Outside The Gift Box”

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Conscious Home November Events

November 4 2008 7pm-8:30 “Composting Successfully”

Prema Sai Wholistic Living 2613 14 St SW

Divert up to 40% of your waste from the landfill through nature’s recycling system: composting! This workshop will teach you the basic necessities for a successful, working compost system that will produce a wonderful aid to a healthy yard or garden. Troubleshooting, winter composting and Bokashi and vermicomposting will be covered.

Cost: $15 Call 403. 263-4040 to register

“Eat Your Chocolate… And Wear It Too!”

Conscious Home and Light Belly would like to invite you to a whole new chocolate experience. Learn how to handcraft organic raw chocolate into edible body care and decadent super food treats. Join us for a fun, light-filled evening that will transform your relationship with chocolate. This chocolate will nourish your body and soul!

When: November 14th or November 29th 7pm-9pm or consider hosting us at your own Chocolate Holiday Party for a unique way to celebrate the season with friends and family

Where: The Light Cellar: 4811 22 Ave NW

Registration: $35/person including lots of chocolate sampling and your own unique handmade chocolate lip balm
To register: email, call 403.475.768

November 18th, 2008 7-9pm “Going Non-Toxic”

Prema Sai Wholistic Living 2613 14 St SW

Learn to create a healthier, greener home for you and your family. This workshop will teach you about the major sources of indoor air pollution and how to clean effectively without polluting yourself or the planet.Learn how to:

  • Make your own effective, and lovely non-toxic cleaners
  • Buy cleaner, greener cleaners and personal care products
  • Buy and use common household plastics, and which to avoid
  • To pack a plastic-free lunch

Cost $30 Call 403. 263-4040 to register

Looking for eco-friendly gift ideas?

Conscious Home will be selling gift certificates, Going Non-Toxic recipe books, and lots of other earth-friendly gift ideas at the Fairly Traded Market Sale from 10am-4pm on November 29th at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Center on 5th Ave and 13St NW.

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Conscious Home Upcoming Events

Conscious Home is looking forward to hosting a booth and giving a presentation at the upcoming EcoLiving Fair, September 27th from 9am-7pm at the Mt. Royal College (Gold LEED Certified) Centre for Continuous Learning.

Visit the EcoLiving Fair Website:

Our presentation: Clean Cleaning: How to clean effectively without polluting yourself or the planet

Details: 5:00-5:45pm room EC2075

Other speakers:

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