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Getting rid of Kitchen Moths

By Kim Robson If you are unfortunate enough to have had an infestation of moths in your kitchen pantry, then you know the horror of spotting even one in your house. Those tiny little brown moths will take over your foodstuffs, ruining everything, if you don’t take immediate and aggressive …

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How To Teach Kids Sustainability

By Chef Centehua Living a more natural and sustainable life is really about making the best choices with the information and tools you have. Our journey began by reducing paper and plastic products, and now we are composting, growing our food, raising chickens, collecting rainwater and using a grey water system. …

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Hidden Harvest

 By Kim Robson Hidden Harvest is a grassroots organization whose mission is to recover wasted produce from Coachella Valley, CA, fields and packing houses. The Coachella Valley is one of the largest, most productive agricultural regions in the country. Few people realize that millions of pounds of nutritious, perfectly good produce …

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Five Packaged Foods You Never Need To Buy Again

By Fredrica Syren On www.grist.org I came across a list of five food items you can make yourself and never have to buy again. I was intrigued. I love the idea because it will save money, health and of course the environment when you eliminate all the packaging and wrappings. Check out the list with easy …

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Five Tips to Surviving the Terrible 2s & Beyond!

By Julie Zeff Most people who know me know that I’m not exactly a “baby person.” Don’t get me wrong: I have three kids – a 4-, a 6- and an 8-year-old whom I adore with all my heart and soul. But, saying that their 2-year-old birthdays were big days …

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Eco-Fashion a Huge Hit at New York Fashion Week

By Fredrica Syren I guess we should not be surprised that, after organic food has become so popular, organic fashion would become … well, so fashionable. In recent years the organic movement and awareness have brought a presence of environmentally savvy fashion and demand for organic and resalable material, realized by both designers and …

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Animal Abuse Whistleblowing Attacked by Proposed Ag-gag Bills

By Asha Kreiling ​Few things disturb me as much as violence towards animals. I can’t tolerate more than a few seconds of footage of the animal abuse that seems to occur so nonchalantly in factory farms and slaughterhouses, but even the short clips I have managed to watch have had a …

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

By Kim Robson My husband and I are big fresh air buffs. Weather permitting, we always have windows open in our home, especially at night. There’s nothing worse than being trapped in a stuffy, closed room. During winter, however, it’s harder to get fresh air inside: we don’t want to …

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Pump Up the Volume

By Julie Zeff I took my daughter to Universal Studios, specifically Harry Potter World, for her 8thbirthday. Just her and me! I was excited about our trip, and envisioned endless hours of talking, cuddling and reading together (she is an avid reader). Then we got on the road, a 7-hour drive …

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Holy Antioxidants!

By Asha Kreiling Antioxidants — they’re super good for you, so you should eat a ton of them! Well, at least that’s what we hear of them so often. “Antioxidant” has become a sort of marketing buzzword in the healthy food world. Food labels and health articles tout their ability …

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