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Recycle Right at Curbside

By Larraine Roulston: Recycling is a global industry in which markets and prices are just as volatile as any other business that depends on the cost of extracting natural resources or obtaining quality supplies from residents. By recycling the familiar curbside collection items — metal food containers, paper, plastic and …

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Using Sound Instead of Pesticides

   By Amanda Wilkes: Once again, technology saves the day! Scientists have developed a way to eliminate harmful pesticides for at least one species of bugs. With this new technology, we may be able to one day eliminate toxic pesticides altogether. For now, scientists are focused on the Asian citrus psyllid …

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Celebrate Your Roots — Turn Root Vegetables into Fun Dishes

By Fredrica Syren: For someone who tries to eat organic and local, and lives in a cold climate, winter usually means endlessly eating root vegetables. That may not seem very inspiring or sexy, but root vegetables are super good for you and usually are pretty cheap food. With some inspiration …

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Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Thank you for following me and my family on this green journey. Love, Fredrica a.k.a Green mom

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DIY Hobby Dough for Christmas

By Lorraine Roulston: Hobby Dough craft is a great fun thing for the kids to do during the holiday.  It can be prepared and kept soft in an airtight plastic bag. Preparation: 10 minutes.  Baking: 2 hours or overnight air dry.  Makes: About 3 cups (750mL).  Freezing: Not recommended. 2 cups …

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Ethical Awareness this Holiday Season

By Amanda Wilkes: I think it is safe to say that most of us have at least one person we will be buying a gift for this holiday season. Every Christmas, I think about the massive consumerism happening every second in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This year I …

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Do-It-Yourself Christmas Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: When someone in your family announces “Let’s all make Christmas gifts this year!”, it can be a rather daunting task for some. My husband, however, came through one year by learning to bake an apple pie and knit a small hot pad. This year, I happened to …

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Christmas and Recycled Themed Craft Ideas For Kids

By Larraine Roulston: The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without children feverishly engaged in making Christmas crafts. This activity helps youngsters develop fine motor skills and at the same time creates pleasing pieces of art. Most parents and teachers have a supply of toilet roll cylinders and empty …

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Chemicals Lurking in Bread

By Fredrica Syren: Did you know that bread requires only four ingredients — flour, yeast, water and salt? So it’s mind boggling that almost all breads sold at grocery stores contain a number of additives … which are not all food, by the way. It’s a sad fact that packaged …

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Bonding with Kids over Books

By Kim Robson: “The best way to get kids to read is to say, ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it …

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