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Camping and Road Trip with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: We recently took our kids to Iceland on their first camping trip. With three kids, ages 2-8 years, we already knew that sleeping in a tent was out for us; instead,we settled for a camper van. We spent 8 days driving entirely around Iceland. I have to …

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How To Manage Weeds Without Poison

By Larraine Roulston: Will the perfect lawns of the future be ones that have a variety of greens and small blooming flowers that attract pollinators? Presently, most suburbanites prefer weed free lawns. Of course, children need to have a cleared area to play, but why does the lawn need to …

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Reforestation in Man-made Deserts

By Emma Grace Fairchild: One of the many devastating effects that poverty has on Earth is harm to the environment. Around the world, people in desperate circumstances living on dollars a day or less often must turn to the environment around them, especially trees, for resources. Trees are particularly important …

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Baby-led Weaning—When the Baby Decides

By Laura Lotte: I probably would have gone with the baby food that’s recommended everywhere if I hadn’t stumbled over the baby-led weaning book. (Even though I never felt quite comfortable with the idea of feeding my baby mashes that hardly taste of what’s actually in them.) Allowing my baby …

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No More Food Waste for France

By Dawna Matthews: Food waste is a global problem that affects all people. Most food waste comes from developed countries such as the United States and those in Europe. Most discarded but edible food originates from homes, restaurants and grocery store retailers. France recently passed a new law as part …

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The Benefits of Coconut

By Kim Robson: Coconut (Cocos nucifera) provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil, and has nourished tropical populations around the world for ages. On many islands, coconut is a dietary staple; in fact, nearly a third of the world’s population depends on coconut to some degree. Aside …

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Grey Water Recycling

By Larraine Roulston: Grey water is retrieved from showering, doing dishes or washing clothes. (It is not water that has come in contact with dirty diapers or toilet water). Capturing this household resource is a great way to recycle water for your garden. The type of detergent and household cleaners …

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Healthy Travels: Tips for Wellness While on the Road

By Dawna Matthews: We all travel at some point in our lives, some people more than others. We travel for work, play, vacation, holiday and celebration. I am currently on a trip out of state to visit family for a wedding celebration. The last thing I want to worry about …

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