Home » 2018 » May

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Personal Actions Make a Difference

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s youth are amazing! In Calgary, Alberta, two 6thgrade students, Mya Chau and Eve Helman, launched a petition after their science project revealed the shocking statistics regarding discarded beverage cups. The girls decided to act and stated, “In Canada alone, over 1.5 billion disposable coffee cups are …

Read More »

How to Avoid Hormone-Harming Endocrine Disruptors

By Fredrica Syren: As a woman with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, I’m always concerned with hormones or anything else that disrupts my hormone system. So, I immersed myself in learning more about what disrupts hormones and how I can reduce exposure to those things. Well, the more I learned, …

Read More »

Sunscreen Ban in Hawaii

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those weirdos who hate to wear sunscreen. It’s expensive, smelly, greasy, sticky and full of toxic chemicals; and the SPF ratings are not to be trusted. I feel disgusting with it on. You have to reapply it every two hours (more often if you …

Read More »

Plant-Based Food-Harissa Marinade

Happy Memorial Day! This is a fast marinade made  for our Memorial Day BBQ. I’m marinating seitan slices and tofu steaks in it but I think vegetables or corn on the cob would be great too. Harissa paste is from North Africa and made with chiles blended into a paste with garlic, …

Read More »

No,Thanks: I Do Not Need a Bag

By Fredrica Syren: Do you know how often I have said those words? Plastic bags have been in our everyday life for quite some time now. We all love their convenience, but those darned plastic bags are everywhere, with no end in sight. The problem with plastic bags is that they …

Read More »

Granny Smith Apples & the Magic of Compost

By Larraine Roulston: The origin of brand names often can be intriguing. For instance, ifyou thought that “Granny Smith Apple” was a name fabricatedfor marketing purposes, you’d be interested to learn that itwas named after a real Granny Smith. Born into a farming family in England in 1799, Maria Ann …

Read More »

Why It’s Good to Remove Your Shoes Indoors

By Kim Robson: We’re big fans of going barefoot here at Green Mom, with articles about the benefits of going barefoot, or at least wearing minimalist shoeswhen shoes are necessary. Let’s also discuss the benefits of removing your shoes while indoors. Many cultures do this as a matter of course, …

Read More »

Salad Dressing Basics

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Salads and veggies certainly can stand on their own as a source of flavor, but a great dressing can make or break a dish, too! From a basic garden salad to warm salads with roasted veggies, or a dark green salad of kale and wild greens, …

Read More »

Recycling 101

By Fredrica Syren Since I’m the queen of “nothing goes into the landfill,” and we try to live a zero waste life recycling is an important step in that journey so we’ve had some work cut out for us to figure out how to recycle most of our waste. Besides …

Read More »

Eco-Festivals 2018

By Fredrica Syren:  Summer is festival season, and traditional festivals are not sustainable — and usually are really bad for the planet. The good news is that there are plenty of green and eco-friendly, even some zero-waste, festivals happening this summer. What could be better than a group of like-minded individuals gathering …

Read More »

Become a Green-Mom.com member for FREE.

We’ll keep you updated each week on what’s new.

Sign up to receive our short video series and let Green-Mom share her top tips to going green.