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Grow & Choose Local Organic Food            

By Larraine Roulston: Most children love digging their hands into soil and picking nutritious foods grown in backyard gardens – all the while learning about earth’s natural cycles. As well, part of a wholesome gardening experience is composting, a natural biological process in which worms and microorganisms convert organic material …

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Resistance: Time To End Misuse of Antibiotics in Agriculture

By Fredrica Syren: Last week, meat from a major grocery store in Sweden was recalled because it had been contaminated with a dangerous hormone. I sigh every time I hear about contaminated foods being sold in local grocery stores. I get especially fed up with hearing about all the pharmaceuticals …

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Experts Warns Of Fracking May Cause Earthquakes

By Kim Robson: “Fracking” is a shorthand term for hydraulic fracturing, a new process used by the oil industry to extract shale oil from previously untapped sources. It involves injecting water, chemicals and sand at high pressure deep into the ground, breaking the rock and releasing oil for extraction. The …

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Goat Gifting — An Inspiring Gift that Keeps Giving

By Emma Grace Fairchild: This last Mother’s Day, I was faced again with the question – what to get the woman who has everything and wants nothing? I had a wonderful opportunity to answer this dilemma in a way that made Mom happy, helped another mother in the world, and …

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Endangered Polar Bears and Why We Should Care

By Fredrica Syren: I have a thing for bees and polar bears, and whenever I get started on why we need to save them, people tend to look at me as if I just escaped from the nut house. I have to say that I understand their reaction because a …

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A Greener World Cup Kickoff

By Dawna Matthews: Every four years I look forward to watching the world’s largest individual sporting competition, the World Cup. Each World Cup is full of passion, surprises, and millions of fans cheering on their team. The environmental impact of such an event cannot be avoided, as staging an event …

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Why Solar Power Is Cheaper than You Think

By Nick Tedesco: The word is beginning to get out about solar power. Residential solar power finally makes economic sense for many American homeowners. Unfortunately, this fact remains largely unknown. Ironically, this is due in large part to some of the biggest and most successful solar companies. More on that …

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Just Say No To Disposable Chop Sticks

By Kim Robson: As ubiquitous now as plastic utensils, disposable chopsticks have increased dramatically in use in North America and Europe in recent years as the popularity of Asian food grows. They’re most widely used in Japan, where 24 billion pairs – around 200 pairs per person per year – …

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Young Activist To Clean Up Pacific Ocean Plastic Belt      

By Fredrica Syren: I have written many articles here about why plastic is so bad for our environment and how millions of tons of plastic waste is literally floating around in the Pacific Ocean, which has become the the world’s largest plastic dump. Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s responsible for killing …

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Recycling Textiles for a Sustainable Future

By Fredrica Syren: I think it’s safe to say that, when I get dressed in the morning or when I buy new clothes, I don’t think too much about what effect these clothes have on the environment. Don’t get me wrong: I really try to buy as many organic and …

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