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Let Bee’s Wrap Be(e) the Alternative to Plastic

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green Mom: As my family continues our journey toward a plastic-free life (or, as we like to call it, a “plastic diet”), we have replaced almost all plastics in the kitchen. Food storage had been one area I struggled with at the beginning — only because …

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Package Free Shop for Zero Waste Shopping

By Fredrica Syren: The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum. More and more people’s goals are to live with zero waste. Someone who knows about this is Lauren Singer, best known for the web site Trash is for Tossersand her devotion to a zero-waste lifestyle. As a matter of fact, she …

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Reusable Sandwich Bags

By Kim Robson: I don’t know about you, but washing, drying, and reusing small plastic zipper sandwich bags is just too much hassle. Sure, I’ll reuse the big gallon-size bags, but those flimsy sandwich bags? They tend to get thrown away. That makes me feel guilty, and I hate feeling …

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Why Personal Changes Matter

By Larraine Roulston: Changing climate, polluted oceans and what all that will mean for our children are overwhelming! How can a single person aiming to green his/her personal habits make a difference, you may ask? When individuals make adjustments toward “going green,”they influence others around them. That is the power of one! Take, for …

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Things Needed to Start on Zero Waste

By Fredrica Syren: Ok, so you have decided you want to start living zero waste. Congratulations!!!! Now, you’ve probably started to wonder where you start and how you start and with what. When we took our initial step towards zero waste, my husband’s first job was to remove our trash …

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Reusing Cardboard & Boxboard

By Larraine Roulston: Fluted cardboard shipping boxes with their long list of obvious storage uses, and the familiar boxboard that is used in packaging foods and other products are both recyclable. As they present plenty of opportunities for reuse, why not first give them the scenic route to the recycling depot. Nostalgic shoe boxes, …

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Life Without TV

By Fredrica Syren: We’re TVless people! When I say this, many people look at me in horror. Then they ask me how I do it with kids. For us, going TV-free was something we had talked about endlessly since my husband and I got married. But there never seemed to …

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DIY Natural Fabric Dyes

By Kim Robson: Here on Green Mom, we’ve discussed the dangers of food dyes and some brilliant natural alternatives to chemical food dyes. Today, let’s cover natural fabric dyes. From those unnaturally neon-bright colors to the dangers of added flame retardants, there are many good reasons to try dyeing your …

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Twenty-Five Tips on How to Save Money by Going Green

By Larraine Roulston: Choosing to “Go Green” will result in a lighter eco-footprint and be easier on your wallet. There may be some initial expenses to upgrade your insulation or to acquire energy/water saving devices; however, in the long run they will save you money. Ensure that your home is well insulated by …

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