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Toxic Receipts?

By James Harker-Syren (a.k.a Green Dad): To be honest, I’ve never given receipts a second thought. I’d guess I’ve handled about 25,000 receipts as an adult (3/day). I’ve also handed them to my children to play with. When they were young, they often would put them into their mouths before …

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Greening Graduations — Time to ReThink

By Larraine Roulston: I would estimate that today over half of all schools have an Eco Club. When it comes time for commencement, a graduation ceremony is a great time to put all that “green energy” into practice. It’s also a perfect year-end opportunity for students, teachers and volunteers to …

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Just Eat It–Documentary About Food Waste

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a very disturbing fact that one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted. Yes we waste almost as much food as the entire net production of sub-Sahara Africa each year. It comes with a hefty price because in the United …

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How To Conserve Water

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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Ditch the Plastic In Your Water Bottle

By Larraine Roulston: Most of us on earth are incredibly fortunate to have the luxury of clean, filtered drinking water at our fingertips. In gratitude we need to give our children the gift of a reusable water bottle, yet many North Americans are in the habit of choosing water in …

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Tesla Battery for Energy Independence

By James Harker (a.k.a Green Dad): Growing up in Southern California, I surely have suffered through blackouts and pricy electricity bills which have made me question how to become more energy efficient. So when I first heard of Tesla’s new battery that can help households save money and even become …

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Edible Classroom—Giving Kids a New Future

By Fredrica Syren: I don’t know about you, but in my experience, classrooms in general are never great looking and tend to be boring. But imagine a classroom filled with edible plants. Now that’s a classroom I would look forward to going to every day. Teacher Stephen Ritz has made …

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Chocolate — A Superfood of the Gods

By Dawna Matthews:  Do you love chocolate but fear it’s not “good” for you? Chocolate, once known as the food of the gods, is in fact a healthy treat. It has the most health benefits when it is consumed in its most natural and raw form (cacao), but can also …

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