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World Environment Day 2018

By Green Mom: Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is “beating plastic pollution.” Designed by the United Nations, this day is a campaign to encourage awareness and to inspire action to protect our environment. The annual event is meant to bring needed attention to environmental issues, from …

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Personal Actions Make a Difference

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s youth are amazing! In Calgary, Alberta, two 6thgrade students, Mya Chau and Eve Helman, launched a petition after their science project revealed the shocking statistics regarding discarded beverage cups. The girls decided to act and stated, “In Canada alone, over 1.5 billion disposable coffee cups are …

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Granny Smith Apples & the Magic of Compost

By Larraine Roulston: The origin of brand names often can be intriguing. For instance, ifyou thought that “Granny Smith Apple” was a name fabricatedfor marketing purposes, you’d be interested to learn that itwas named after a real Granny Smith. Born into a farming family in England in 1799, Maria Ann …

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Eco-Festivals 2018

By Fredrica Syren:  Summer is festival season, and traditional festivals are not sustainable — and usually are really bad for the planet. The good news is that there are plenty of green and eco-friendly, even some zero-waste, festivals happening this summer. What could be better than a group of like-minded individuals gathering …

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Going Green: What Does It Mean…for Us?

By Fredrica Syren: My family and I have been on a green journey since 2006. I think most people assume I was “born green.” The truth is that, before 2006, I did favor organic food and I did recycle … and I think that was about it. Once we made …

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Adidas Shoes Made from Ocean Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: What do you say about wearing a sport shoe that also helps clean up the planet? I don’t know about you, but that is a win-win to me. Adidas, in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, has joined other creative businesses in turning recycled materials into a …

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Tired Mom and How To Get Stay Awake

By Fredrica Syren: Lately we’re been going through a not so great sleeping patterns with our youngest son because he is up coughing at all hours. This is making me feel like a zombie. Many days I feel so dead tired that all I want to do is sleep. Since …

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My Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

By Fredrica Syren:  I love winter with one exception…. it’s prime cold and flu season. In our house, it seems as if one little runny nose turns into three or four runny noses along with fevers, aching bodies and earaches in a heartbeat. This winter has been no exception and …

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Tips for the Week’s Food Prep

By Fredrica Syren: Last week I read an Instagram post by Green Kitchen Stories about how they balance their busy life with three kids by prepping food in advance. It has has inspired me to do the same. I know that fresh food made right before serving it is the …

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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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