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Is Recycling Plastic Worthwhile?

By Kim Robson: We like supporting companies that practice environmentally-aware policies, including using recycled plastic in their products. But recycled plastic raises an interesting question: Which is better — creating more demand for recycled plastic, which would help increase its price as a world commodity and make it more worthwhile …

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Making Reusable Sandwich Bags

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  When I was traveling last summer, I packed a sandwich every day for 2 weeks, using gluten free bread from a chain grocery store and a rotating selection of tofu, cheeses and vegetables. I decided to do this with my travel buddy because we both are …

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World Environment Day 2018

By Green Mom: Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is “beating plastic pollution.” Designed by the United Nations, this day is a campaign to encourage awareness and to inspire action to protect our environment. The annual event is meant to bring needed attention to environmental issues, from …

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Personal Actions Make a Difference

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s youth are amazing! In Calgary, Alberta, two 6thgrade students, Mya Chau and Eve Helman, launched a petition after their science project revealed the shocking statistics regarding discarded beverage cups. The girls decided to act and stated, “In Canada alone, over 1.5 billion disposable coffee cups are …

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Recycling 101

By Fredrica Syren Since I’m the queen of “nothing goes into the landfill,” and we try to live a zero waste life recycling is an important step in that journey so we’ve had some work cut out for us to figure out how to recycle most of our waste. Besides …

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How to Make Clothes Last

By Larraine Roulston:  For the most part, the manufacturing process of textiles is notparticularly “green.” Pesticides are used to grow cotton, and chemical dyes produce vibrant colors.  While aiming to live with a low carbon footprint, you have to think about your wardrobe. This includes finding quality clothes that will endure, as well …

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Going Green: What Does It Mean…for Us?

By Fredrica Syren: My family and I have been on a green journey since 2006. I think most people assume I was “born green.” The truth is that, before 2006, I did favor organic food and I did recycle … and I think that was about it. Once we made …

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Bokashi Composting—From Scraps to Fertilizer

By Fredrica Syren: Composting is a great way to reduce your waste load and at the same time create something earth craves…pure nutrients.  On our homestead we have four ways we compost: a worm compost, a garden compost, chickens and bokashi compost. Last week I hosted a composting for beginners class …

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International Compost Awareness Week 2018

By Larraine Roulston: To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) during May 6-12, composting councils are once again spreading the composting message. ICAW falls annually during the first full week in May.  It was established in Canada in 1995 and by 2001, the UK Composting Association, the U.S. Composting Council and the Compost …

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Let Bee’s Wrap Be(e) the Alternative to Plastic

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green Mom: As my family continues our journey toward a plastic-free life (or, as we like to call it, a “plastic diet”), we have replaced almost all plastics in the kitchen. Food storage had been one area I struggled with at the beginning — only because …

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