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How Volunteering Can Help Boost Students’ Prospects

By Poppy Jones:  With busy work and school revision schedules, students often can push aside the idea of volunteering. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous and often overlooked. So, what better way to use long summer months than by volunteering? In recent years, charities across the globe have been …

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Fighting Climate Change with Diet Change

By Cami Hoffman: When I was little, I thought about my future a lot. I thought about what job I’d have, what house I’d live in, what I’d look like at the ripe old age of 80. I remained blissfully ignorant of the fact that I might not actually live …

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DIY Scented Cleaning Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: The movement for using natural, allergy free, and child- and pet-friendly cleaning agents has been growing over the years. The cleaning power of good old-fashioned vinegar by itself does not include disinfection; but it can kill some bacteria and, if allowed to sit for 30 minutes on …

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Plant-Based Family Dinner Weekly Menu

This week is a short week because we’re going out of town this weekend but here are four days of dinner menu.               Monday Enchilada Casserole               Tuesday Black Bean Soup             Wednesday …

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Enchilada Casserole

If you like enchiladas but are discourage because of all the work making them enchilada casserole is your answer. Instead of pulling filling in a tortilla and rolling them up you simply just layer all the ingredients in a casserole dish. I usually make the filling with beans and whatever …

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Are You a Slave to Coffee?

Many of us do not function in the morning without our first cup of coffee, and with so many big brands such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts making billions out of us each year selling us coffee, it may be that as a nation, we are addicted. Caffeine is an …

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DIY Cat Food

By Kim Robson: As a follow-up to our DIY Dog Food article, let’s turn our attention to homemade cat food. Store-bought dry kibble can be contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and insect feces, not to mention being high in carbohydrate-rich fillers and plant-based (as opposed to animal-based) proteins. Also, dry …

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The Hefty Price of Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Until now, research on the impact of plastic on our health has focused solely on specific parts of the plastic lifecycle, often on single products, processes, or exposure pathways. Now a new research report by Center for International Environmental Law(CIEL), Earthworks,Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives(GAIA), Healthy Babies …

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Students Applying 3Rs to Plastic Film

By Larraine Roulston: April is our spring month when schools can demonstrate their commitment to the environment through a number of fun and exciting activities. One popular program to reduce plastic is the “Plastic Bag Grab Challenge” initiated by Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Walmart Canada, which rewards students …

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