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The Construction 3Rs Guide

By Larraine Roulston: The Canadian construction industry generates 9 million tons of demolition waste annually. Almost everywhere, we see buildings or residential homes under construction, renovation or demolition. Think about all the material required to erect new structures and where most materials end up when buildings are upgraded or demolished.   Justin Havre, …

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My Zero Waste Hacks

By Fredrica Syren:  As we continue our zero waste journey, we have developed many “hacks,” which of course are just simple ideas for reducing waste. You can find many great zero waste hacks on social media. Here are some of my zero waste hacks that help reduce waste without too …

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Turn Your Key — Be Idle Free

By Larraine Roulston: In spite of scientific warnings about increasing climate disruptions, we still see people idling their cars. Many cabbies keep their motors running at airports, parents idle cars as they wait for their children, and others sit in parking lots while spewing exhaust as they text. One statistic …

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New Years Resolution-Tips on Going Plastic-free

By Fredrica Syren: For so long, I’ve been fed up with plastic in my life, so years ago I decided to commit to no plastic bags at all. While living in the U.S., it was a challenge because every time I went shopping or got takeout food, there was that …

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A Surprising Number of Uses for Tea Towels

By Larraine Roulston: A stack of fresh, folded tea towels is a joy to have in any kitchen. These soft yet sturdy linens are not only excellent for drying dishes, but also have been found useful in many ways throughout your home. For example, a tea towel becomes an automatic …

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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas

By Fredrica Syren:  Zero waste and Christmas seem so opposite. It’s hard to imagine how you can even attempt to accomplish a zero waste holiday at all. So much waste is created from excessive food waste, disposable products, wrapping paper and — oh, let’s not forget — all the gifts that may …

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Recycling Is the New Sexy!

By Larraine Roulston: Being “green” has become the new sexy! Recent research polled 2,000 Americans and reported that 62% consider it a turn-off if a dating prospect fails to recycle. The trend also appears to be growing, as younger generations are not impressed by wastefulness. (With that in mind, single …

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Demystifying Borax

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, it’s no secret that we try to avoid or eliminate toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. That holds especially true for cleaning products. We’ve covered “green” cleaning products before and also shown how to make your own DIY cleanserswith a few simple household …

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Sleeping Dangers to Your Lungs

By Kim Robson: One of the most important aspects to maintaining good health is to get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sleep deprivation not only inhibits productivity and the ability to remember and store information, but …

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