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Getting to the Bottom of Buying Plastic Bottles

By Kim Robson It used to be that every time I visited my mom’s house, she’d have a couple of cases of bottled water waiting in her trunk for me to transport inside. For a long time, I didn’t say anything other than “Where do you want them?” (We don’t …

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Home Exchange: Home Away from Home

By Fredrica Syren It is no secret that we like to travel, as do many of our friends. Before we had children, we did a lot of traveling together — my husband and me — and we’d stay in hostels, B&Bs, and hotels. But since having children, traveling has presented …

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The New Green Way To Get Your Take-out Food

By Fredrica Syren: A friend told me about a vegan restaurant in San Diego and, since I love trying new things, I went there to pick up a menu and some lunch.  The Loving Hut is an Asian vegan restaurant focusing on dishes such as BBQ noodles, Pho, vegan spicy …

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Breaking down the recyclables and do more

This video features recycle expert Betty Shelley who shares some very valuable information on how to take apart garbage to be able to recycle as much as possible. Watching this I learned about items I never knew could be recycled as well as things I thought could be be but …

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Do Cell Phones go to Heaven?

By James Harker-Syren OK, stop to think about how many cell phones have you had in your life. It’s OK: take a minute to think back and count … I can remember 11. Now think about what you did with them when you got a new one. Until recently, most …

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Wondering what you can do to be environmentally friendly while traveling? By Amanda Wilkes Planes, trains, and automobiles take us where we want to go, when we want to go there.  Thanks to these various modes of transportation, we have the opportunity to see, explore, and discover our beautiful world.  …

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Happy New Year!!!!!

I love the end of the year and the promise of all the positive potential of the year to come. 2011 was a great year for me! So many wonderful things happened… On Januray 2nd we got to meet our beautiful son Noah for the first time In September I …

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Fighting the Pest Without the Toxic Mess

By Kim Robson Controlling pests without the use of dangerous chemical pesticides can be a challenge for green-living families. Those who are chemically sensitive, immune compromised, have asthma, or are just concerned about the use of chemicals around their children and pets owe it to themselves to research alternatives. There …

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Sweden an Inspiration to Greener Living

As our trip to Sweden is nearing its end, I’m still in awe about all the green living, environmental consciousness and how easy it is to find good organic foods and clothes here. If you go to a regular grocery store in Sweden like a Vons on Ralphs in the …

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From Grey to Green–Making the Best of Recycled Waste Water

By Christopher Marciello Greywater is an interesting resource. It is ever present in our daily lives, yet very few people actually are aware of its existence. So let’s start at the beginning. What is greywater? It is any used water resulting from some sort of washing chore. The water in …

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