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Lungs of the Planet Getting Killed

By Fredrica Syren: As I write this, I’m watching in horror all the images of the Amazon on fire. Although so far away, this event will affect us all. The Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet because it provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, helps stabilize the world’s climate.  The …

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Hosting a Community Cleanup

By Kim Robson: It’s a sad fact that many people rarely meet or get to know their neighbors. We have our busy lives, and sometimes it’s hard to reach out to strangers. Hosting a community cleanup event, however, is a perfectly eco-friendly way to beautify your neighborhood AND meet your …

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Our Journey Towards Financial Freedom

By Fredrica Syren: In 2013 our third child had just been born when we moved to Sweden. I noticed that my husband was not quite himself. He was losing lots of weight and was not as happy as he usually had been. I sized this up as a result of …

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Eating Healthy and Climate Smart on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren: Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies. In the last year, with a large family and a business, we needed …

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Our Journey Towards Less Waste

By Fredrica Syren: For as long as we have been on this green journey, our goal has been to reduce our waste…. significantly. When we first started, we began recycling more and did reduce our trash. Instead of minimizing our waste, we ended up with lots of recycling. I know, …

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World Ocean Day and Running For Our Ocean

By Fredrica Syren: Today is World Ocean Day and today people around globe celebrate and honor the ocean which is essential for our survival. It’s a time to get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect …

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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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