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Be a “Green-Proofing’’ Detective

By Larraine Roulston : When movie producers create a film, they design and set each scene to ensure that everything visible is relative to that period. During my lifetime of movie going, seeing a character toss paper, food or flowers into the garbage hasn’t changed; yet our understanding of what is …

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Waste Less and … Recycle Less

By Fredrica Syren: When my family began our journey toward a zero waste life, we succeeded in reducing our waste; but, as a result, our recycling bin was fuller. We soon realized that reducing our waste and recycling more were good things; however, the next step en route to zero …

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Welcome 2016 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Holiday Party the Zero Waste Style

By Fredrica Syren: I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas and I particularly love hosting Christmas parties. Parties are fun but can cause lots of waste and are in general not so green. I was not too surprised to learn that we tend to produce more trash around …

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How to Recycle Old Furniture

By Larraine Roulston: If you are in the throes of either redecorating or downsizing, it’s a great opportunity to recycle your existing household furniture. As well, when looking to replace or add more furnishings, re-stores and charity shops are becoming known for selling good quality furniture at reasonable prices.  The most …

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Packing a Zero Waste and Healthy Lunch Box

By Fredrica Syren a.k a Green mom: This is the first year I have to pack lunch for all three of my children. Eeek! Where did the time go? Anyway, I have to say that packing a fun, healthy and zero waste lunch is tricky and takes some serious creativity. …

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Unwanted Phonebooks

By Fredrica Syren: For lots of people, there is nothing more frustrating than finding those heavy phonebooks sitting on the doorstep. Let’s get real: how long has it been since you’ve used a phone book to look up a phone number? With today’s access to phone numbers (residential or commercial) …

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Celebrate Waste Reduction Week

By Larraine Roulston : During the third week in October, on both sides of the Atlantic, recycling councils celebrate Waste Reduction Week (WRW). This year, October 17-23 marks the promotion of building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. It is a week of information and events about how …

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Organizing with Mason Jars

By Kim Robson: As an avid fan of canning fresh foods, I always have handy a number of mason jars in varying sizes and shapes. Glass canning or mason jars are tough, versatile, dishwasher safe, see-through, non-reactive and plastic-free. They are inexpensive and often sold in flats of twelve. Save …

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What Is Recycling & Why Is It Important?

By Larraine Roulston : With the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) being taught in schools and recycling bins situated in homes, offices and on city streets, most people should have good recycling habits. The concept is simple. The process involves the breaking down of an item and reusing the materials to make …

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