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This Is How Your Child Is Exposed to Toxins

By Aradhana Pandey: Children are precious — and they are also extremely vulnerable. Childhood is when their immunity takes shape, and any issue during this phase can have serious consequences to their health in the long run. As parents, you endeavor to protect your children and to ensure their health …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: It’s hard to imagine that soon prime planting season but believe it or not, it’s fast approaching. Now is the time to plant seeds and set them in a sunny window indoors until they grow into plants ready to transplant outside. I like to plant my seeds …

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Growing Potatoes, Even with Little or No Space

By Fredrica Syren: Growing potatoes is so much fun, and they taste way better than store bought potatoes. Most people believe you need a huge space to grow them, when, as a matter of fact, potatoes grow very well in pots. This way, you can plant a few pots and …

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Why So Cold When the Earth Is Warming?

By Kim Robson: We hear it every winter from the climate change deniers: “Oh, SURE, how can we have global warming when it’s negative twenty degrees here in Chicago?” This is the main reason why we should stop calling it global warming and start calling it climate change. All weather …

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Be a “Green-Proofing’’ Detective

By Larraine Roulston : When movie producers create a film, they design and set each scene to ensure that everything visible is relative to that period. During my lifetime of movie going, seeing a character toss paper, food or flowers into the garbage hasn’t changed; yet our understanding of what is …

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The Joy Of Storytelling with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My kids goes to a Waldorf school, and at one parent meeting the teacher talked about storytelling and how important it is for kids. I remember as a child how much fun it was when adults would tell stories, whether fiction or life stories. I remember fondly our …

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Vegan Pesto Quiche

By Fredrica Syren aka Green Mom: I love Sundays because it’s the one day a week we don’t have to rush off anywhere and can take our time eating breakfast in peace. Usually on Sundays I like to make something little extra fun for breakfast and since there have been …

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Is Our Convenient Life Damaging the Planet?

By Fredrica Syren: One of my favorite things to do when shopping is to snoop and see what everyone else is buying. Lately it has made me sad to see that most shopping carts are filled with convenience items such as processed and prepared foods, and disposable goods. Companies and …

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Tips on What to Do with Junk Mail

By Larraine Roulston : Most people regard junk mail as annoying, so simply trash it all without giving it a second glance. Even when the environmental impact of such waste was realized, postal services continued to deliver junk mail because they received additional income for their service. As the junk mail was generally discarded, environmental …

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Innovations in Running Shoes from Adidas

By Kim Robson: We’ve already heard about sustainable footwear made from pineapple waste or carbon dioxide. Now, running shoe manufacturer Adidas is making encouraging strides in developing shoe materials that are biodegradable or repurposed from ocean trash. In the first case, Adidas has produced a prototype shoe called Futurecraft, made …

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