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Zero Waste-Enjoy Green Nature with a Green Picnic

By Fredrica Syren: Ahhh summer break is finally here and me and family have 8 weeks of summer fun together. We love spending as much time outdoors as possible and that includes having picnics.There is nothing my kids like more than an outdoor picnic.  We’ll bring a blanket and picnic …

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Benefits of Minimalism + Tips for Beginners

By Kim Robson: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”  For many of us, when we think of the word “minimalism,” we think of decluttering our homes of useless dust-catchers and tchotchkes. We see images of impossibly stark, barren living spaces, devoid of any humanity, and the mind …

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8 Unique Ways to Cut Costs and Live a Greener Lifestyle

By Kacey Mya: These days, everyone is looking for new ways to go green. Environmental awareness has become much more mainstream, so people are recognizing how their actions impact the planet.Unfortunately, some green efforts, like installing solar panels, can cost a lot of money up front. If on a budget …

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Going Zero Waste on a Budget

By Larraine Roulston: When shopping, there are several opportunities to achieve zero waste, save money and help the planet at the same time. With a tight food budget, however, it can be a bit daunting to accomplish all three. Buy less food; more food; don’t buy food; save money — …

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Things I Have Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

By Fredrica Syren: Since going zero waste and learning to live a simpler life, my family and I have been enjoying the many benefits. Most important among these are reducing our environmental impact on the world, having more time, and experiencing better health. An extra bonus to our zero waste …

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Takeout Food with Zero Waste

By Kim Robson: Bringing home takeout food from my favorite restaurants is one of my guilty pleasures. I can enjoy my meal in the comfort and privacy of my own home, wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers if I like.I bask in the knowledge that I didn’t have to lift a …

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How to Reduce Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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4 Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Ideas

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Spring is here, signaling the start of a new season and an opportunity to embrace a fresh, new beginning. What better way to feel revitalized than by cleaning out your house? Before you grab your …

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