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Backyard Nature Activities for Kids

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s kids are caught up with keeping in touch with friends online as well as being in tune with the latest video games. It’s increasingly apparent that they are being deprived of nature (known as nature-deficit disorder) and need to engage in more simple outdoor recreation. By …

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Climate Change Lawsuits

By Kim Robson: Private citizens, even teenagers, are fighting against global climate change by taking legal action against their own governments and the world’s biggest oil conglomerates. Their claims are that these entities have failed to protect us from the risks and consequences of climate change. Climate change lawsuits are …

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How Ocean Plastic Is Contaminating Fish

By Larraine Roulston: We are well aware that the fish we eat have been exposed to all types of toxic chemicals that enter the oceans, lakes, rivers and bays that they inhabit. The chemical mercurywas one of the first and most commonly known pollutants. Scientists warned women of childbearing age …

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Weekly Menu #6

By Fredrica Syren: Ahhh finally cooler weather and here in Sweden it even feels like fall in San Diego, makes eating warming food better for sure. This week we’re traveling back to San Diego on Thursday and since we refuse food on flights we will pack food in our lunchbots to …

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Retailers with the Best Recycling Programs

By Larraine Roulston: Recyclable items that are not part of municipal collection programs make recycling inconvenient for citizens. To address this issue, the following retailers have stepped up to make recycling their products, as well as those of their competitors, easier for customers. Apple, best known for its computers, has …

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Wasted—What Happens to Our Garbage in the Landfill?

ByFredrica Syren: We’re drowning in waste! Yes, you read that right. The fact is that, all over the world, we create more than 3.5 million tons of trash… every day! And, sadly, that number is growing. And it is 10 times greater than it was 10 years ago. I think …

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Healthy Grilling

By Kim Robson: We’re getting into heat wave season, and recently I have discovered the joys of outdoor grilling. To be able to cook without heating up the house any further is a godsend. Plus, the food smells and tastes incredible. And it’s SO easy if you just remember a …

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Plant-Based Vegan Weekly Menu 5

By Fredrica Syren: I know I’m complaining a lot about the heatwave but jeez when will it let up? We’re still traveling and is in Sweden and because of the heat cooking heavy meals are out of the question when the kitchen is like an oven. Lunch and snacks we …

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Hawaii to Say “Aloha!” to Plastic Straws

By Fredrica Syren: The paradise of Hawaii is working on saying “Aloha!” to single-use plastic straws, as Bill 2285 is making its way to approval. This bill will ban use of these straws for any reason in the entire state of Hawaii. Offenders will be fined as well as sentenced …

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