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The Clean, Uncluttered and Environmentally Friendly Home

By Alice Roberson: “Clean,” “uncluttered” and“environmentally-friendly” are more than trending words — they are indicative of a way of life. If you have yet to change your habits and are still living in a chemical-filled house full of unnecessary stuff, it’s not too late to make a difference in your home, lifestyle …

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Eco-Friendly Barbecues

By Kim Robson: This is the perfect time of year for throwing a backyard barbecue with plenty of food, drinks, music, and games with friends and loved ones. The weather is perfect for hanging around in nature and firing up the ole grill. But how to do it with zero …

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Pick Me Up at the Beach

By Larraine Roulston: In 2013, just after a celebrated long weekend, renown artist Elizabeth Berry took her regular morning walk along a Toronto waterfront boardwalk. Upon seeing the beach, she was astounded. “Usually there is some litter,” she said. “It’s nothing new, but it’s getting worse. This morning there were …

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren: Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, …

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Delicious Protein-Packed Snacks You Can Make For The Whole Family

By Jackie Edwards: People aged 51 and above aren’t getting enough protein in their diets, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Therefore, if you have a large family that includes older and younger members, making healthy snacks for family visits and soirees, or packing …

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Weekly Plant-Based and Budget Friendly Menu 22/7-29

Tuesday Curry vegetable and lentil soup Wednesday Veggie and tofu kabobs served with large salad Thursday Shaved swiss chard salad with thyme tofu patties Friday Pizza Saturday Baked Potatoes with fillings Sunday Bean chili with ratatouille served with home baked walnut baguette

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Zero Waste Scrap Vegetable Stock and Vegetable Salt

By Fredrica Syren: Making your own stock is super easy, and a great way to reduce waste and save some money at the same time. Since I’m vegan, I make vegetable stock, but stock can bemade from fish bones and chicken carcasses as well. I make my stock from kitchen …

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Why Recess Is as Important as Ever for Your Children

Jennifer Landis: We all need breaks during the day. As a writer, I know that sitting and staring at my computer screen makes me a little nuts. When I’m at my desk writing, I make a point to get up, stretch and move away from my computer. Otherwise, I would …

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Minimal Living Fewer Toys Benefits

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago friend walked through our house and was amazed how little toys we have. Since down sizing and going minimal we for sure have fewer toys than most people but it did not always lived like this. When our daughter was a baby, we …

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Creative Composting

By Kim Robson: Compost is like miracle soil. It helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial microorganisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds your plants naturally and organically. Those of us who …

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