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Real Christmas Trees vs. Artificial Christmas Trees

By Kim Robson: It’s a very real debate: Which is better for the environment, an artificial Christmas tree or a real fresh-cut one? Considering that Americans spent $1.3 billion on real Christmas trees and over $850 million on fake trees in 2015 alone, it’s a question worth addressing. According to …

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Road Trips Minus the Waste

By Kim Robson: We at Green Mom are already extra conscious about recycling, reusing and upcycling instead of throwing trash away and into the landfill. We’ve arranged our lives so that recycling is simple and easy in our homes and offices. But on a road trip, especially with kids, our …

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Energy Saving Holiday Gift Ideas

By Kacey Bradley: The holidays are here, which means that you probably have a million different things happening at once. There’s food to buy and meals to prep, a house to clean, family to invite to dinner and — what may be the most important part of the season — …

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Budget Friendly Holiday Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: During this holiday season, we strive to surprise our family and friends with useful and memorable gifts. At the same time, it helps to have a spending plan in mind in order to avoid the woes of receiving over-extended credit card bills. To remain within your budget, make a list …

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Let’s Talk Toilet Paper–Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper

By Fredrica Syren:  Whenever you jump on the zero-waste train, you will eventually be faced with the question about toilet paper. In 2006 when Colin Beaver, also known as No Impact Man, and his family embarked on a project of one year with no impact, he decided to stop using …

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Tips How to Use Less Energy in the Kitchen

By Larraine Roulston: Without a doubt, climate change is real and we must adapt. Not only do our collective governments need to make policies to protect their resources, but also all homemakers, chefs and short order cooks need to minimize stress on our planet by reducing their carbon emission. There are many small …

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Homegrown Furniture: Furniture Made from Raw Mushrooms

By Christina Belloso: Think making furniture out of food is a thing of the future? Think again. If your mom ever told you to stop playing with your food when you were younger, then you’re going to love this. Due to a growing interest in building with alternative and renewable …

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