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Embrace the New Circular Economy

By Larraine Roulston: It’s time to Re-Think our economic progress by exploring the many opportunities of the emerging circular economy. This movement is concerned with encouraging societies to become low-carbon emitters and to strive to develop a sustainable industrial system. Our present system has evolved towards a linear economy — one …

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How to Teach Children About Land Conservation

By Fredrica Syren: This post is sponsored by Mattel. All opinions are my own. Talking to anyone about sustainability or land conservation can be a challenge, but when it comes to children, this topic can be difficult to talk about in a way they will understand. I must say, though, …

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas You Must Try Today

By Jenny Harrison: So you have moved into that new house and it doesn’t quite feel like a home yet. There are certain tweaks you would like, wouldn’t you? All homeowners have their own ideas of how they’d like their home to look and feel. Few, however, care about how …

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How We Do To Reduce Our Carbon Footprints

By Fredrica Syren: This week world scientist issued an warming: We only have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. What happens if we let climate change continue? Small episode of additional warming matters because it increases the risk of profound or even irreversible changes, such as the loss of …

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Helping to Raise Earth-Friendly Children

By Jennifer Landis: Most of us are concerned with the environmental impact we’re having on the world around us. We drive electric cars, recycle and try to use green energy like solar or wind in our homes whenever we can. When it comes down to it, though, we’re not doing …

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: Soon school is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality …

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Green Methods of Camp Cooking

By Jackie Edwards: While camping is generally considered one of the greenest ways to travel, research suggests that there are negative environmental effectssuch as polluted rivers and depleted vegetation. This occurs when campers fail to consider the damage they are causing, especially when cooking. Cooking on an open fire in the …

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Why It’s Good to Remove Your Shoes Indoors

By Kim Robson: We’re big fans of going barefoot here at Green Mom, with articles about the benefits of going barefoot, or at least wearing minimalist shoeswhen shoes are necessary. Let’s also discuss the benefits of removing your shoes while indoors. Many cultures do this as a matter of course, …

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Eco-Festivals 2018

By Fredrica Syren:  Summer is festival season, and traditional festivals are not sustainable — and usually are really bad for the planet. The good news is that there are plenty of green and eco-friendly, even some zero-waste, festivals happening this summer. What could be better than a group of like-minded individuals gathering …

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Ways to Make Your Swimming Pool More Eco-Friendly

By Jackie Edwards:  If your family is like most, they love swimming in a pool, especially on long hot summer days. Nearly 19 million people in the United States live in a household with a pool. They’re fun and can be downright luxurious, but what about the downside? You know — the …

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