Home » Tag Archives: DIY

Tag Archives: DIY

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. …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: It’s hard to imagine that soon prime planting season will be here in Sweden where we live, 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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

By Fredrica Syren In an effort to entertain my two oldest kids, I made sidewalk paint for them with just three ingredients. It’s so easy — and it’s completely natural, toxic-free and eco-friendly. The best part is that it involves very little cleaning up afterward, so they can be little artisans …

Read More »

DYI Compost Bin

 By Kim Robson Here at Green-Mom, we are big on the benefits of composting. Compost is like miracle soil: it helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial micro-organisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds …

Read More »

Why Antibacterial Products May Be Bad For Your Health

By Fredrica Syren It’s been one tough flu and cold season, and my family surely have suffered this year with many colds as well as the flu. It just came to a point when I felt my children were sick on and off every week, and finally I felt as …

Read More »