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Keeping the Vacation Bliss at Home

By Fredrika Syren: After 3 weeks off for the holiday, my kids just went back to school, my husband left for a business trip, and I’m back to board meetings, deadlines and phone calls. We had been out of town staying at someone else’s home for the entire time. As our …

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Welcome 2018 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Let Your Wedding Dress Help A Cause

By Fredrica Syren When I got married, green weddings did not yet exist, at least not in a way I have heard about. If I were to get married again, for sure my entire wedding would be a different affair, with used, recycled and green alternatives. Take my dress, for …

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

By Fredrica Syren: Major holidays always seem to equal lots of waste but not so much eco-friendliness. It does not have to be like that. With just a little planning and very little effort, it’s absolutely possible to have an eco-friendly Christmas that is still budget friendly. Here are my …

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Zero Waste Coffee and Tea

By Fredrica Syren: Coffee and tea are a big part of my daily routines. I usually have a cup of tea or coffee next to me as I work or play with my kids. It used to be that I would pick up a cup of coffee or tea from …

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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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Seven Months and Lots of Changes—What’s Happening at the EPA?

By Fredrica Syren: It’s been a little over seven months since Scott Pruitt became the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and under his leadership the EPA  has seen lots of changes. Scott Pruitt spent six years as the Oklahoma’s attorney general, suing the very same agency he now …

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Are Bikes Something in the Past or the Future?

By Fredrica Syren: In August, a new bike path opened here in San Diego. The SR 15 Commuter Bikeway will connect a 2.2-mile stretch between Camino Del Rio South and Landis Street along the 15 freeways. The bike path is very much needed to provide a safe direct route for …

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The Importance of Having Device, Screen-Free Time

By Fredrica Syren: Be honest — how often have you looked at a screen today? These days, it seems we all are glued to our computers, phones and tablets. And I’m as guilty of it as anyone. I see parents at the park totally occupied with their phones while their …

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