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Limit Screen Time For Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My daughter never was interested in movies or TV until she started daycare where, once in a while, they could watch a movie. Suddenly, a whole new world of fairytales, pirates and princesses opened up to her. Soon I noticed she was playing games inspired by the …

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How To Have an Eco-friendly Pool

By Kaitlin Gardner: Not long ago, a friend of mine bought a house with a swimming pool in the backyard. She was really excited about all the fun her kids could have in the water. Being unfamiliar with pool maintenance, she was also concerned about how to make her pool …

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Greening Year-end Banquets and Events

By Larraine Roulston: As waste management and environmental decisions should be part of any event, organizing committees must include an environmental component and waste free strategy. Those who organize and volunteer for a year-end party before the summer holidays can strive to make the occasion greener. If the event is …

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Recycling Textiles for a Sustainable Future

By Fredrica Syren: I think it’s safe to say that, when I get dressed in the morning or when I buy new clothes, I don’t think too much about what effect these clothes have on the environment. Don’t get me wrong: I really try to buy as many organic and …

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Tapping Towards Solutions–Water Preservation

By Larraine Roulston: Having enough water to meet our daily needs is something most people take for granted. From protecting our local groundwater to protecting the oceans, we must embrace water with gratitude and work hard to develop a set of moral principles concerning our essential resource. The average Canadian uses …

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Green, Clean Floors

By Kim Robson: Hubby and I finally bit the bullet and had new flooring installed in our home recently. (Before and After photos.) Afterwards, of course, we had to ask ourselves, “Why did we wait this long?” New floors are so hard to keep pristine, though. Especially living up here …

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Chemical Free and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bugs

By Ali Lawrence: As daylight and temperatures increase, many of us find our home’s pest populations increasing as well. For those who desire a bug-free abode, the onset of spring brings before us an inevitable challenge. How can I get rid of bugs without subjecting myself and my family to …

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DIY Natural First Aid Kit

By: Kim Robson: Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand is one of those grown-up things we know we should do, but often put off. Instead of buying a pre-assembled kit from a store, why not build your own first-aid kit with natural remedies? Your kit should include cotton balls, …

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Earth Hour Every Day

By Kim Robson: Darkness does good things for our health and psyches. In fact, medical research shows that excessive light causes a variety of adverse health effects. Many lighting design textbooks use human health as an explicit criterion for proper interior lighting. Over-illumination and improper types of light can compromise …

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Green Easter

By Valerie Yoder: Easter is a time to celebrate rebirth and renewal, to shake off the winter and awaken with a new sense of appreciation for the surrounding springtime beauty. In that spirit, my family and I have been seeking ways to have fun on Easter while remaining healthy as …

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