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Benefits of Taking Kids Hiking

By Fredrica Syren: On weekends, we five go on family hikes. Usually, we go early in the morning or later afternoon so it won’t be too hot for the kids. We hike for about 2-3 miles, but take it very slowly, even stop to explore, climb, play and have snack time. While …

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Global Warming Turns Antarctica Green

By Fredrica Syren: Most of the time, going green is good — except when it comes to Antarctica. On Antarctica’s northern peninsula, where there used to be mostly ice, mosses are rapidly growing. Now, many wonder why on earth we need to worry about what is going on in the …

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Bar Soap vs. Liquid Soap

By Kim Robson: In our house, we use bar soap. But for a while, the question of bar soap vs. liquid soap was a matter of debate. I was a fan of liquid soap, and hubby wanted bar soap. For bathing, we both like bar soap because there are so …

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Noodles and Vegetables In A Spicy Peanut Sauce

By Fredrica a.k.a Green Mom: This dish is one of my kids favorite foods to eat. These stir-fried street noodles are inspired by a dish I once ate in Bangkok, Thailand. I use whatever vegetables I can harvest from the garden, so they will vary from season to season. I …

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Eco Chic with Slow Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: When you hear the words “fast food,” what comes to mind? Probably cheap, unhealthy and, perhaps, not good for the planet. Right? Now, think about “fast fashion” compared to “slow fashion.” This concept actually makes sense. Over the years, we have come to accept the ever so …

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Cities and States Determined to Keep Fighting Global Warming

By Fredrica Syren: Wow, the first 100 days of the new administration has been quite a roller coaster, especially concerning the environment. President Trump has made so many drastic changes that have made us take a huge step back regarding the health of our planet and, therefore, our own health. …

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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Earth Day 2017—A Time to Celebrate

By Fredrica Syren: Earth Day is now the most celebrated environmental day worldwide. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day on April 22, 1970, to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet, as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution. Usually …

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Are Circular Airports the Future?

By Kim Robson: Every year, the demand for air travel grows. But around most cities, there is very little available open space on which to build new airports to meet this demand. In San Diego, for instance, planners have been looking for years for an adjunct to space-limited Lindberg Field. …

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Moms Are Rising to Protect the Ecosystem

By Larraine Roulston : Mothers already do many things on the home front to protect the environment. They recycle, compost, opt to cook less meat, are energy and water efficient, choose environmentally friendly products, and create eco-fun family activities. As certain politicians target economic growth with little regard for a healthier environment for future generations, hundreds …

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