Last Friday I attended 5th annual Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre with a good friend. We arrived early - good thing - to exchange our old electronics for free admission. My mission was to see what was new, exciting and relevant to real estate.
Aside from dozens of companies promoting alternative energy options ( Solar, Wind, Geo-Thermal etc. ) and sustainable renovations what I found really practical was the alternative to cardboard boxes when moving - sturdy reusable recycled plastic moving boxes. Now this is brilliant! I picked up information on two companies that rent these boxes, Frogbox ( http://www.frogbox.com/ ) and GreenBoxRental.ca ( http://www.greenboxrental.ca/ ). They will deliver the boxes you need and pick them up after you are done. You are responsible for packing and moving. I haven't needed to use this service personally yet so let me know how it works out for those of you who decide to give it a try.
Visit http://www.greenlivingonline.com/ for an abundance of information and resources.