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Repairing vs. Replacing

By Amanda Wilkes: We live in a consumer-driven world, one in which buying new has replaced repairing the old. Corporations have been able to offer lower prices than ever before, simply because so many of us are willing to buy the new items. We do this for a couple of …

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Taking Breaks from Screen Time

By Kim Robson: Between television, tablets, smartphones and laptops, we’re living more and more of our lives facing a screen. If we aren’t careful, our children could lose the art of conversation and living in the present. The blue-based light that screens give off disrupts the production of melatonin, a …

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Green Room By Room Series — The Basement

By Larraine Roulston: The last segment in our Room by Room series tackles the basement. This area may serve as an exercise room, family entertainment center, children’s play room, spare bedroom or a workshop. Whatever the combination, it too should be well insulated. GREENING YOUR BASEMENT Few basements are insulated …

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Do Not Miss These 3 Items in Your Natural First Aid Kit

By Guest Writer: It is important to ensure that your first aid kit has as many items as possible. This is the best way to ensure that regardless of the emergency that you are faced with; you will not fail to find a solution. You, however, need to know that there …

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Easter Kid’s Crafts–Marzipan Eggs

By Fredrica Syren: My mom and I used to make marzipan candy together for the holiday’s but since she passed away I have not made any until today. I love marzipan and was so happy when I found vegan marzipan from Odenseat Whole Foods. I used all natural food colors from Seelect to marble …

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Foraging for Snow

By Emma Grace: Since I moved from San Diego to the Czech Republic, the existence of seasons has come as a learning experience in countless ways. One of the biggest changes is that, in the winter, while plants are waiting out the cold and there are certainly no fresh fruits, …

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“Best By” Dates Leading to Unnecessary Waste

By Amanda Wilkes: There are two kinds of people in this world. The first is the individual who lives and breathes by the “best by” date printed on perishable and semi-perishable foods, throwing the food out as soon as it reaches its day of “expiration.” The second kind of individual …

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Happy Earth Hour!

My family and I are gearing up for Earth Hour 2016 when our beautiful children said they wish everyday was Earth Hour.  At 8:30pm local time today please turn lights off, turn off TV, Phones and computers and take a moment to think about our mother earth and how she …

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Earth Hour 2016 — A Moment of Darkness for the Light of Hope

By Fredrica Syren: Tomorrow on  March 19th, it’s time again for a worldwide environmental manifestation, Earth Hour from 8:30 pm-9:30 pm local time. This event, created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), encourages communities and people all over the world to turn off all nonessential lights for a …

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