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Plastic Bag Bans

By Kim Robson: Everyone agrees that the alarming amount of plastic in our oceans is a huge environmental concern. All across the country, forward-thinking coastal municipalities are enacting bans on plastic bags. Most of us are already long accustomed to bringing our own reusable shopping bags anyway. But many people …

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Paris Accord Pullout Is Bad for U.S. Business

By Kim Robson: Claiming he represented the “people of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Accord recently. He believes that saving a handful of coal jobs makes him look like a “man of the people,” but in fact his shortsighted actions only reveal …

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The Real Junk Food Project

By Fredrica Syren: The real junk food project is a charity that campaigns against food waste by challenging businesses and trying to highlight the issue. They do so with three “share houses” in Sheffield, Birmingham and Leeds; and with cafes, catering, Fuel for School, and other events that serve unwanted food …

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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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