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Discarded Electronics …What a Waste

By Larraine Roulston: E-waste, the accumulation of our electrical and battery-operated items, includes hairdryers, radios, toasters, computers, flat screens, scanners and telephones. An estimated 50 million tons of e-waste are produced each year – enough to fill a line of garbage trucks stretching halfway around the world. This overwhelming problem has resulted because of a large population eager to …

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Planning an Eco-Village

By Larraine Roulston: Mike Nickerson, environmental educator and author of Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want To Stay, has been fulfilling his dream by creating an eco-village.  An eco-village is an area where a group of like-minded people live together in an environmentally responsible and …

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A More Sustainable Summer

By Tiffany Krezinski: Growing up, I spent tons of time in the great outdoors. My family always would take trips to visit national parks, so I have a serious appreciation for nature and our amazing planet. Now that I’m a mom, I am trying to teach my family about economic …

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Reasons To Skip Plastic Bottles

By Kim Robson:     Americans purchase an estimated 34.6 billion single-serving (1 liter or smaller) plastic water bottles each year. Nearly 80% end up in a landfill or incinerator. Hundreds of millions of them create an environmental disaster, littering our beaches, oceans and other waterways. According to the Pacific …

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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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