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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Greener Work Place–Increase Your Office Recycling

By Kim Robson: We’re all doing our best to live as sustainably as possible and not damage the planet. To accomplish and/or maintain this, we can change our habits at home and in our daily lives, but what about our office lives? If you’re not the boss, greening up your …

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Homemade Herb Salt

By Fredrica Syren: Fresh herbs are among my favorite things to grow. This year, with all the rain we have had, my garden has produced lots of herbs. I love using them when cooking and baking, and will dry and freeze some of the extra. One of my favorite uses …

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Entering the Secret Life of the Honey Bee 

By Larraine Roulston: This summer I had a great opportunity to shadow my brother-in-law Bob while he tended his backyard bee hives. As a seasoned beekeeper and member of the Capital Region Beekeepers’ Association in Victoria, BC, Bob has 11 hives, each containing rows of hanging combs, all buzzing with activity. Donning …

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Farmers Markets—Good Business for Sustainability

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: We try to shop at local farmers’ markets for as much of our food as possible. We’re lucky to have one relatively close to our home. Some of our friends and family feel it’s hard to find everything they need there. I disagree, but maybe it depends on …

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Natural Pain Relievers–Most Of Them Found In Your Kitchen

By Kim Robson: When you’re in pain, pharmaceutical drugs don’t have to be your only path to pain relief. Many natural foods and herbal substances can provide significant pain mitigation. Capsaicin Derived from hot chili peppers, topical capsaicin may be useful in relieving pain for some people. Capsaicin works by …

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Green Smoothies—Health in a Cup

By Fredrica Syren: My life is crazy busy sometimes, and that’s when I find myself forgetting to eat or having to eat on the fly. Food on the fly is not a good idea by any means and, at the same time, it’s hard to make something that’s fast and …

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Troubleshooting a Compost Heap

By Larraine Roulston:  Composting is as easy as 1-2-3. It is simply the breakdown of organic matter by bacteria and other organisms into a dark soil-like material. By layering approximately equal amounts of nitrogen (wet greens), kitchen food scraps, and carbon (dry browns) such as leaves, with a little moisture and …

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Levi’s: Give a Little, Get a Little

By Amanda Wilkes: The Levi’s brand deserves applause for the commendable steps they have continually taken, in recent years, towards sustainability, including their newest green initiative. At some point during the year, we tend to find ourselves shuffling through our closets to get rid of the old and make room …

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