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James is a Green Dad. He has been married to Green Mom (aka Fredrica) for 17 years and is a father of 3. His primary career has been in software. He has started two software companies, worked in San Francisco, London, San Diego and now Stockholm. He is the Chief Product Officer for eBay Sweden. James’s interests outside of work round out his character. He is an Eagle Scout and loves nature and the outdoors, especially hiking and camping. While living in London, Fredrica and James started practicing yoga with more focus and intensity, and he became a certified yoga teacher. James hopes to inspire other dads to bring more consciousness to their family life … in the time they spend with their kids, in the impact they make on the planet and in the mindset they have about how we all live our lives.

Zero Waste — Shop at Farmers’ Markets

By Larraine Roulston : Whether you shop for fruits and veggies from farmers’ markets or directly from farms, or stop at a roadside stand, your experience will be nourished by purchasing produce and meat from those who grow it. In addition, it cuts back drastically on waste, as you won’t find …

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Is Your Sofa Killing You?–Chemicals Lurking In Your Home

By James Harker-Syren Last week, if someone had asked me, “What about this picture is potentially killing your kids?” I would have looked at them like they were crazy.  This is my Facebook profile picture, for crying out loud. What are you talking about? One day while driving to work, I …

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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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Brazil Turns to Drones To Protect the Amazon

By James Harker (aka Green Dad): Drones could hold the key to stopping destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, I know it sounds a bit Star Wars, doesn’t it?  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s …

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Toxic Receipts?

By James Harker-Syren (a.k.a Green Dad): To be honest, I’ve never given receipts a second thought. I’d guess I’ve handled about 25,000 receipts as an adult (3/day). I’ve also handed them to my children to play with. When they were young, they often would put them into their mouths before …

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Tesla Battery for Energy Independence

By James Harker (a.k.a Green Dad): Growing up in Southern California, I surely have suffered through blackouts and pricy electricity bills which have made me question how to become more energy efficient. So when I first heard of Tesla’s new battery that can help households save money and even become …

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Expect Higher Prices for Groceries Soon!

By James Harker-Syren Throughout the U. S. Midwest, we are having a drought unlike anything seen in over 50 years!  It’s so bad that 26 states have been declared natural disaster areas.  The reason for the increased droughts is the warming climate due to climate change. Given where this drought …

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Journey to More Energy

By James Harker-Syren (Green Dad) It catches up with you … I wasn’t even aware, until after our son turned 1, that I had gained about 10 extra pounds. Who’s counting? I eat pretty healthy … heck, how lucky am I to be married to the Green Mom? But my diet had …

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Is Your Sofa Killing Your Family?

By James Harker-Syren Last week, if someone had asked me, “What about this picture is potentially killing your kids?” I would have looked at them like they were crazy.  This is my Facebook profile picture, for crying out loud. What are you talking about? Earlier this week while driving to …

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