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I Do….Green Wedding Days Ahead

By Larraine Roulston: Eco-friendly weddings are those where the bride and groom embrace their day with the lowest possible carbon footprint. One of the first decisions to make is the date and location. Although destination weddings sound luxurious, they come with a heavy carbon footprint by compelling everyone who attends …

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Clean Your Plate, Cutlery and All–Edible Cutlery

By Kim Robson: Disposable plastic cutlery is non-biodegradable, and transmits toxic chemicals into the environment and wildlife. Worldcentric.org estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the United States alone. The vast majority of these are thrown out after just one use. Only seven percent is recovered for …

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Is Organic Milk Really Better?

By Amanda Wilkes: If you are on this website and reading this article, you probably are already aware of the benefits of buying organic products. But maybe you are an individual who isn’t convinced or is unaware of the real reasons to buy organic milk. I will begin by saying …

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Composting Is Important to the Soil

By Larraine Roulston: International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), celebrated annually the first week of May, is a perfect time to reflect on our respect for the soil. As we work in our gardens this spring, we are nurturing life itself. Healthy soil is chock-full of worms as well as other …

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Canned Food — Still Not as Safe as Hoped

By Fredrica Syren: Canned food IS a great thing and can literally be a lifesaver because it’s a great way of preserving food that has a long shelf life. The problem with canned food is that it has never been about the food itself. It comes down to the can …

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Why Organic Clothes

Why should we choose organic clothes for our children? Pesticides used in conventional cotton farming is the most dangerous chemicals: at least five of them are known to cause cancer. Babies’ skin is very delicate and very sensitive. It absorbs toxins and chemicals like pesticides and synthetic colors into the …

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What Does It Mean To Go GREEN???

By Amanda Wilkes: To go GREEN means altering or changing the way you go through everyday life to promote and preserve a more environmentally and ecologically friendly world. It is recognizing that by taking even the smallest step toward the planet’s preservation you can make the biggest difference in the …

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Eco-Friendly Birthday Gifts 

By Larraine Roulston: Giving and receiving birthday gifts have become part of our culture. Even if you are not in need of anything, you still might receive a present on your big day. As for myself, I am decluttering and desire only a phone call from each of my children; …

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Hip-Hip Hurray! Let’s Have a Zero Waste Birthday Today

By Fredrica Syren: In the past two months we celebrated two birthday boys. My 5-year-old Noah and my 3-year-old Liam have birthdays 6 weeks apart. Phew!!! Birthday parties are super fun and something most kids look forward to. However, they also can mean lots of trash and impact on the …

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Mexico City Pollution and New Driving Restrictions

By Kim Robson: Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is located in the Valley of Mexico, also called the Basin of Mexico. This basin is surrounded by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the high mountain plateaus of South-Central Mexico. It has a minimum altitude of 7,200 feet above sea level, …

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