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Five-Minute Yoga Class — Five Minutes of Pure Bliss

By Fredrica Syren: I used to love going to yoga classes and would try to attend at least once a week. This ancient practice is known for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits such as improved brain function, a stronger …

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The Real Problem with Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: By now I feel like a broken record, nagging about how we need to reduce the use of plastic. But I just can’t stop because plastic pollution is a real problem — a huge one — so let’s break down what plastics are and what their devastating …

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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Eco-Friendly Ways To Read Books

By Fredrica Syren: Owning books is a wonderful thing! Especially if you are like me, someone who reads a lot. Buying books has its advantages. First of all, buying books pays the authors who, unless they are a major best seller like J.K. Rowling, need all the sales they can …

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Life on an Urban Homestead

By Fredrica Syren: My family (my husband and our three children) and I live on an “urban homestead.” This term refers to a household that grows, through gardening and livestock, most of the food it consumes. The difference between an urban homestead and a farm is that an urban homestead …

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Zero-Waste Traveling

By Fredrica Syren: It’s no secret that my family and I enjoy traveling, and I have had people question how green I am if my family travels. We’re a family from two different countries: I am from Sweden and my husband, from the U.S.; so traveling between these two countries …

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March Ahead—My March for Women’s Rights

By Fredrica Syren: Last Saturday I joined 40,000 people in the Women’s March, San Diego, in what was almost a counter to President Trump’s inauguration on Friday. We did not march alone: marches took place at the same time throughout the U.S. and all over the world. It began as a Facebook post right after the election with the hope of a big event to speak up for women’s rights, gay rights, reproductive …

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Out and About in Zero Waste Style

By Fredrica Syren:​ It’s been one year since we committed to a zero waste life style, which means we try not to create any waste. How’s it going, you wonder? Actually, it’s going well and, sure, we do face challenges sometimes. Lots of people ask me how we manage to spend a day out and about with kids but not create waste. As a family, we love …

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