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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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3 DIY Shampoo Recipes with 4 Ingredients (or Less!) for Busy Moms

By Jackie Edwards: Do you know what’s in your shampoo? Unless you are using an all-natural shampoo already, you could be exposing both yourself and the environment to a daily serving of harmful chemicals. Some of the most common ingredients that are added to conventional shampoos can lead to numerous …

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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: It’s hard to imagine that soon prime planting season but believe it or not, it’s fast approaching. Now is the time to plant seeds and set them in a sunny window indoors until they grow into plants ready to transplant outside. I like to plant my seeds …

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Green Gifts for Teachers

By Larraine Roulston: The school year winds down in couple of weeks, and many students are anxious to give their teachers a special year-end present. With environmental education and nutrition high on school agendas, it would be wise to help your child select a gift emphasizing what they have learned. …

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Staple Foods: So Easy To Make, Why Buy Them?

By Fredrica Syren: As part of our family’s commitment to decrease our carbon footprint, we’re working on reducing waste and, therefore, we have lots of do-it-yourself projects going on. While some have not worked, most have. Our homemade staples contain no “iffy” additives, and save money, waste and our planet. …

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Five Packaged Foods You Never Need To Buy Again

By Fredrica Syren On www.grist.org I came across a list of five food items you can make yourself and never have to buy again. I was intrigued. I love the idea because it will save money, health and of course the environment when you eliminate all the packaging and wrappings. Check out the list with easy …

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Springtime Kids’ Crafts

By Dawna Matthews I am always on the lookout for fun, easy activities to do with Chloé. Springtime gives us many opportunities to go outside and be in nature, but with spring comes changing weather. When it starts to rain or gets blustery, it’s time to head inside and keep …

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