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Adidas Shoes Made from Ocean Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: What do you say about wearing a sport shoe that also helps clean up the planet? I don’t know about you, but that is a win-win to me. Adidas, in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, has joined other creative businesses in turning recycled materials into a …

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Should You Give Your Child a Smartphone?

By Fredrica Syren: If you have a child, you already might have gotten the questions about whether s/he can have a smartphone. These days it seems that so many young children have smartphones, so it’s just natural that all kids want one. My 11-year-old is no different. Pretty much every …

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How to Grow Food Indoors

By Kim Robson: We talk a lot here on Green Mom about gardening and growing our own food. But many of us don’t have access to a backyard or even a patio or balcony. While growing plants in a tiny apartment might seem impossible, there are plenty of fresh fruits …

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Let Bee’s Wrap Be(e) the Alternative to Plastic

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green Mom: As my family continues our journey toward a plastic-free life (or, as we like to call it, a “plastic diet”), we have replaced almost all plastics in the kitchen. Food storage had been one area I struggled with at the beginning — only because …

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Small Scale Farming to Feed the World

By Emma Grace Fairchild: We are in an unusual and unfortunate circumstance in terms of our global food supply. There is a contradiction of rising malnutrition and hunger when obesity and diet related diseases are increasing at the same time. This is happening not only in Western countries but also …

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Package Free Shop for Zero Waste Shopping

By Fredrica Syren: The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum. More and more people’s goals are to live with zero waste. Someone who knows about this is Lauren Singer, best known for the web site Trash is for Tossersand her devotion to a zero-waste lifestyle. As a matter of fact, she …

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Zero Waste—Upcycled Crayons

By Fredrica Syren: If you have kids, chances are you also have a stash of broken and /or old crayons. Most people, I assume, throw them out, so tons of non-biodegradable crayons end up in landfills every year. The problem with this is that wax from crayons will never break …

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Prescribe a Little Nature’s Rx for Mom

By Katie Dubow:  Mother’s Day is coming up. Mothers have two things in common: they give a lot and are naturals at helping things grow. So why not give a Mother’s Day gift that makes Mom happy and that is kind to Mother Earth? Celebrate them with these six unique …

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Reusable Sandwich Bags

By Kim Robson: I don’t know about you, but washing, drying, and reusing small plastic zipper sandwich bags is just too much hassle. Sure, I’ll reuse the big gallon-size bags, but those flimsy sandwich bags? They tend to get thrown away. That makes me feel guilty, and I hate feeling …

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Why Personal Changes Matter

By Larraine Roulston: Changing climate, polluted oceans and what all that will mean for our children are overwhelming! How can a single person aiming to green his/her personal habits make a difference, you may ask? When individuals make adjustments toward “going green,”they influence others around them. That is the power of one! Take, for …

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