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Homegrown Furniture: Furniture Made from Raw Mushrooms

By Christina Belloso: Think making furniture out of food is a thing of the future? Think again. If your mom ever told you to stop playing with your food when you were younger, then you’re going to love this. Due to a growing interest in building with alternative and renewable …

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Why Cotton Swabs Should Be Something of the Past

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a sad fact that humans already have added more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic to the ocean. For lots of people, though, it’s hard to connect how our daily habits might be adding to this huge amount of plastic. Ok, so we already have heard …

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4 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Clean Your Car

By Kacey Bradley: The amount of mud, muck, snow, dirt and other debris our cars’ exteriors deal with on a day-to-day basis is massive. If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, the condition of its interior can start to go downhill quickly, too. That’s why it’s important …

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How You Can Save Money while Going Green with Your Family

By Fredrica Syren: We’re want to save more money to buy a house with a larger backyard. So to keep living green and healthy and still save money, we have been making some small changes. Some ideas I listed below might seem so small that you’ll wonder how they can …

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Be Organized: Secrets to Keeping Your Home in Tip-Top Shape

By Helen Bradford: Although it’s really a challenge to keep a home tidy at all times, leaving it to be overrun by a mess is even worse. Psychologists have pointed out many times the importance of exercising order at home since it will then transfer to other aspects of our …

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Coffee Conundrum: Ways to Make Coffee Culture More Sustainable

By Christina Belloso: The popularization of our coffee culture has made accessibility of coffee more efficient than ever. From smaller, independent cafes popping up in the city, to the increase of at-home coffee systems being purchased, consumers are enjoying convenience without compromising on quality. Unfortunately, the environment suffers as the …

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Living an Environmentally Conscious Life

By Fredrica Syren: A very important step in living a green and eco-friendly life is to start learning basic information: what is in the things you buy, and where it comes from. That has been eye-opening for me. Once I started reading ingredients lists to learn what is in every …

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Celebrating Waste Reduction Week

By Larraine Roulston: This month celebrates Waste Reduction Week (WRW). In Canada, the event falls during October 16-22. The UK gears up for its European Week for Waste Reduction during November 18-26. These annual events promote building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. It is a week of education and events demonstrating methods of how to …

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How to Clean with Just Baking Soda & Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: Keeping your home spotless with baking soda and vinegar is easy, economical and environmentally friendly. Baking soda cleans, polishes and refreshes. When combined with vinegar, its fizzy reaction signals a dynamic duo that attacks grime. Ovens: Burnt foods can be cleaned by spraying the oven with water, followed by applying …

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Don’t Get Greenwashed

By Fredrica Syren: Ever since my family and I went green and committed ourselves to reducing our carbon footprint and using only eco-friendly products, I have marveled at the way consumers’ high demand for greener choices has created the trend of more options for eco-friendly products. But, as a consumer, …

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