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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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Renewable Energy For Your Home – Best Options

By Hannah Thomas: Nowadays people have started opting for more environmentally friendly appliances and even making the entire home more green. The reasons are numerous. Renewable energy will reduce, if not eliminate, your utility bills and in the same way help preserve the environment. Whether you are using, solar, wind or …

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Common Stainless Steel Cookware Mistakes

By Kacey Bradley: Stainless steel cookware probably is one of the most versatile tools that you can have in your kitchen. When properly cared for, it will provide even heat and a nice nonstick surface for your cooking for years to come. It’s easy to assume that, just because these …

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Toxic Chemicals in Fabric Softener

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those people who never uses fabric softener, either in liquid or dryer sheet form. I grew up in a house equipped with a water softening system, and I guess we just never needed it. When I struck out on my own, it just never …

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Celebrating Waste Reduction Week 2018

By Larraine Roulston: October marks the celebration ofWaste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW). This year the event falls from October 15 to 21. The UK will host European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) during November, from the 17th to the 25th. Annual events promote building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. The week …

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas You Must Try Today

By Jenny Harrison: So you have moved into that new house and it doesn’t quite feel like a home yet. There are certain tweaks you would like, wouldn’t you? All homeowners have their own ideas of how they’d like their home to look and feel. Few, however, care about how …

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Zero Waste: Recycling Old Clothes

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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