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Zero Waste—Benefits of Buying in Bulk

By Fredrica Syren: One part of going zero waste and cutting down on both waste and recyclable materials is buying in bulk as much as possible. Today I buy almost everything in bulk: flour, grains, nuts, beans, shampoo, conditioner, spices, oils, chocolate, coffee, bee pollen, dried fruits, snacks, maple syrup …

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Homemade Cleaners I Can’t Live Without

By Fredrica Syren: When we went zero waste a couple of years ago, we started making our own household cleaners. It reduces waste from packaging, and it saves money; but most importantly, the homemade cleaners contain no chemicals that can harm your family or the planet. One ironic result is …

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The Queen of Green

By Larraine Roulston: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has officially declared war on plastic straws and bottles by eliminating them from the royal estate’s cafés, dining halls and catered events. It is thought that her awareness of plastic ocean pollution peaked while working with Sir David Attenborough during the filming of his conservation documentary that …

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How To Ride Your Bike in the Winter

 By Larraine Roulston: When the weather becomes cold and snowy, we see a special breed of energetic souls continuing to ride their bikes. Whether it’s for exercise or the daily commute, these hardy riders “gear up” for warmth and safety. Though they secretly feel proud of their outdoor biking skills, …

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Why Styrofoam Is So Bad for the Environment

By Kim Robson: Everyone knows that Styrofoam is bad for the planet, but do you know exactly why? Here’s a hint: it’s not just about biodegradability. Styrofoam has become such an accepted everyday product that people often don’t understand how Styrofoam harms the environment. Styrofoam is made from polystyrene, which …

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The Joys & Benefits of Saving Lemon Peels

By Larraine Roulston: Add a little zest to your life with lemon peels! A stainless steel lemon zester is a very handy tool to use. Lemons are commonly purchased for baking loaves, making lemonade or garnishing beverages. By keeping them in the freezer and grating when needed, or grating before using the juice, the …

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Natural Stain Removers

By Kim Robson: Traditional store-bought stain removers are full of nasty toxic chemical solvents. Luckily, there are plenty of natural alternatives, many of which are probably already in your pantry. Keep these items on hand and you’ll always be able to make your own natural solvents: Distilled white vinegar Baking …

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Protect Books with DIY Covers

By Kim Robson: Often, when I find a paperback book to read from our neighborhood Little Free Library, its corners and edges are bent and torn. Reading a damaged, dilapidated book is never fun. I have a great technique that uses strips of heavy-duty clear packing tape to repair these …

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Caring for Cast Iron

By Kim Robson: Owning at least one cast iron pan is essential for any serious home cook. Cast iron adds flavor and trace amounts of iron to food cooked in it. You may have inherited one from your grandmother, or found them at garage sales. Even brand-new cast iron can …

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A Loving Valentine’s Day Menu

By Larraine Roulston: About this time of year, you may be pondering what to create for a special Valentine’s Day meal. When Cupid’s arrow strikes, there are ways to demonstrate your love through colorful and nutritious vegetarian Valentine’s Day dinners. By choosing a plant-based menu, you also show compassionate love for farm animals that …

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