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Packing No-Waste Lunches

By Larraine Roulston: This time of year, we think of students returning to school and lunches being packed by parents and students alike. Reducing lunch waste applies not only to students, but to all individuals or groups of workers of every description. Admittedly, pre-packaged lunches are popular; however, they come with an inherent …

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EU Votes for Stricter Rules on Textile Chemical

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a huge victory for all environmental groups who have been fighting to have a dangerous chemical called Nonylphenol banned. In July, it was announced that EU had voted “yes” on this very important law regarding chemicals found in textiles. Nonylphenol is a toxic xenobiotic compound with …

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Raising Healthy Eaters

By Larraine Roulston: Getting your children to eat healthy meals is a challenge facing many parents. However, if the family eats nutritious foods, so will your baby. When an infant has begun taking solids, don’t be afraid to purée butternut squash and other colorful root vegetables. If serving rice baby …

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How To Get Around with a Family Without a Car

By Fredrica Syren: In the past year, we have committed ourselves to not use our car as much, but to use alternative transportation. In our case, it’s been by walking, biking and using public transportation. Now I have to say that, having three kids, it’s super easy just to hop into …

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Pesticides and Produce: The Clean 15 vs. the Dirty Dozen

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a pick and choose world … even when we’re at the grocery store, the options are abundant. With today’s technology, we have the ability to make the best choice in most situations, including whether to buy foods that are known to have pesticides or …

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Tips on Mushroom Foraging

By Kim Robson: Mushrooms can play extremely important roles in the ecosystem. Some are extremely delicious. Some are also extremely deadly. NEVER eat a mushroom unless you’re absolutely sure it’s an edible species! This article will help you find, collect, identify and store edible mushrooms. Safety First There are no …

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Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Gut

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter it seemed as if I was sick…a lot… and forever. Ok, so yes, I have three kids whom I sometimes lovingly nickname the germinators because — let’s face it — most kids bring germs home, especially kids in school. But I could tell I was …

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Preserve Your Fresh Herbs

By Amanda Wilkes: I absolutely love to cook. I especially love to cook with fresh herbs. There is something about the way fresh herbs add pops of flavor, color, and texture that really take a dish from great to grand! Soon, I hope to have an herb garden right in …

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