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Shift Happens!

By Larraine Roulston: Individuals and society at large are under the influence of advertising. Last week, when visiting Toronto, I noticed several Starbuck’s and Tim Horton’s posters while riding public transit and walking on city streets. Posters displayed beverages in familiar disposable cups, often with straws and plastic bubble tops. Reuse …

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Is It Possible to Live Plastic Free?

By Fredrica Syren: I’m just going to say it: plastic is addictive — or should I say, the convenience of plastic is. We’re all so busy, more busy than we ever have been, and one thing that helps save time is convenience. And plastic fits into that category. I admit …

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DIY Essential Oil Household Cleaner Class

Here is the next class happening! Make sure to sign up and learn how to make your own household cleaners.   Make and Take Plant-Based and Toxic Free Household Cleaners Common household cleaners contains an array of chemicals which are harmful to your family, pets and the planet. It’s easy …

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The Five Rs of Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: The clothing industry is the third largest polluter in the world and second in water use. Up to 2,000 different harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, chlorine, lead and mercury are used to produce textiles. Most of the chemicals are used for the dyeing process. The sad part is that …

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REVIEW: American Shield Backpack

 When you love a minimalistic life (as we do) and favor not buying unnecessary things, once you do need something, you favor items high in quality that will last longer. My husband desperately needed a new backpack after his was too broken to fix. He searched for a backpack that …

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Moms Don’t Get Sick Leave: How To Survive

By Fredrica Syren: After our family’s relatively healthy fall and winter, my husband and I had just commented on how lucky we have been. Yes, I know: that was a jinx. Before I knew it, one by one, all three kids got sick. Oh, so much fun!!! After spending a …

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Capsule Wardrobes

By Fredrica Syren: I’m a person who tries to live a green and minimal life but who also loves fashion and clothes. The problem with fashion is that trends change very quickly, so living an eco-friendly life and still looking fashionable can be a challenge. This is why the capsule …

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Say Hello to 2019 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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Happy New Year and Best of 2018

Goodbye 2018 and say hello 2019! 2018 was a great year with lost of fun family time and some fun work projects for me. We went to San Francisco, Las Vegas, France and Sweden and I attended the very inspiring Climate Change conference in San Francisco. We had some challenges …

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Product Review—Beruna Living Foods

By Fredrica Syren: Last week I was at a birthday party for my dear friend Jackie, and of course there were lots of yummy foods. While there, I was introduced to Beruna living foods sprouted seasonings and tried some on top of my salad. Oh my… I’m usually not a …

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