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Green Halloween Tips

 By Kim Robson Halloween is a fall tradition that has been around for hundreds of years. Its origins come from ancient pagan harvest festivals. We all have fond memories of our own childhood Halloweens and, of course, more recent Halloweens with our children and grandchildren. It can be frustrating, however, …

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Zero Waste—What to Do with Stale Bread

By Fredrica Syren: I would think that stale bread is one of the most common foods wasted in a home because who likes stale bread? Not me. Before going zero waste, I threw out lots of bread because it didn’t get eaten in time. But these days, I use creative …

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Painted Rocks Social Media Craze

By Kim Robson: Remember the Pokémon Go craze in the summer of 2016? Kids and young adults were going outside in the fresh air and sunshine, getting exercise, and meeting new friends and neighbors as they searched for new Pokémons to “capture” on their smartphones. That craze seems to have …

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The Many Ways to Give Back

By Fredrica Syren: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  – Mahatma Gandhi Giving back to the world is not just a rich person’s gift but should be part of everyone’s goals. Giving back benefits not only the people or charities receiving …

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All About Mung Beans

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The little green mung bean looks a bit like a lentil and a bit like a black eyed pea, and often goes unrecognized. However, it is tasty, nutritious and versatile. After buying a big bag of them at my local grocery store, I’ve been inspired to …

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The Greening of Festivals

By Larraine Roulston: All festivals, whether large or small, create waste and consume excess amounts water and electricity. They also have an impact on the festival grounds. Most events boost the local economy but, if not managed in a sustainable manner, can be a burden on the community, both socially and environmentally. Many organizers …

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Why Cotton Swabs Should Be Something of the Past

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a sad fact that humans already have added more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic to the ocean. For lots of people, though, it’s hard to connect how our daily habits might be adding to this huge amount of plastic. Ok, so we already have heard …

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Cate & Levi Hand Puppets Review

By Fredrica Syren: As an eco-friendly family, we take steps to reduce our carbon footprint by refusing plastic, especially when it comes to our children’s toys. It’s a huge step in the right direction, so if you want to make sure your children’s toys are as sustainable as possible, choose …

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids

By Kim Robson: Little kids are natural scientists. They’re curious about the world around them and are constantly learning new things about how it works. As winter approaches and outdoor time is reduced, here are a few fun DIY at-home science experiments you and your kids can enjoy together! First …

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4 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Clean Your Car

By Kacey Bradley: The amount of mud, muck, snow, dirt and other debris our cars’ exteriors deal with on a day-to-day basis is massive. If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, the condition of its interior can start to go downhill quickly, too. That’s why it’s important …

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