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Caring for Cast Iron

By Kim Robson: Owning at least one cast iron pan is essential for any serious home cook. Cast iron adds flavor and trace amounts of iron to food cooked in it. You may have inherited one from your grandmother, or found them at garage sales. Even brand-new cast iron can …

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A Loving Valentine’s Day Menu

By Larraine Roulston: About this time of year, you may be pondering what to create for a special Valentine’s Day meal. When Cupid’s arrow strikes, there are ways to demonstrate your love through colorful and nutritious vegetarian Valentine’s Day dinners. By choosing a plant-based menu, you also show compassionate love for farm animals that …

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Eco-Friendly Fashion—Denim Jeans

By Fredrica Syren: Traditionally, the fashion industry ranks third among major industries contributing to pollution, and is second in water use. Making one pair of stonewashed jeans requires 500 gallons of water. On top of this, cotton is being used as one of its major raw materials, and cotton production relies …

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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Green Laundry Tips

by Danielle Douglas: The green movement has taken hold in some very important areas of our domestic lives.  It’s time we include laundry in our eco-friendly agenda. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be a bona-fide green, cleaning mama:   1.)   Ditch all those commercial laundry products and opt for natural …

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Amazing Products Made with Recycled Materials

By Fredrika Syren: Last week I wrote about how the world is drowning in waste and how we need to recycle more in order to reduce it. The silver lining to the trash problem is that there are many amazing upcycling inventions happening. There are companies that literally saw our …

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Plastic Particles Found in Most Tap Water

By Kim Robson: Whenever I see that scene in The Graduate where a young man is urged to invest in plastics, I want to shout at the screen, “Noooo!” The good news is that we’re recycling more and more plastic every year, even utilizing reclaimed plastic in 3D printing. The …

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How to Eco-Give and Eco-Receive in 2018

By Larraine Roulston: On your 2018 calendar, you’ll be penning in family birthdays and anniversaries. Also, there may be graduations and weddings as well as baby and bridal showers. For such occasions, environmental advocates for a healthy planet promote choosing gifts that are organic, fair trade, durable, repairable, recyclable, and …

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Saving Money with Eco-Friendly LEDs

By Jackie Edwards: Did you know that an LED light bulb can provide you with light for almost 22 years or 25,000 hours? As green moms, we’re all striving to lead more environmentally friendly lives. We want to make responsible decisions to protect our environment and sustain Mother Earth’s natural resources. LED …

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