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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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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 …

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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 …

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