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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 By Larraine Roulston: The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems.  Conspicuous consumption, waste and the accumulation of material possessions place unnecessary pressures on natural resources and the environment. If we all consumed less, our footprint would be greatly reduced. Together, we can all be a powerful …

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Making Kids Happy with a Low Key Christmas

By Fredrica Syren:  I struggle with how to make my children happy with a lower key, fewer-presents sort of Christmas. I think a large part of our children’s problem is that their expectations are too high. And when that’s the case, giving more and more every year won’t fix the …

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Dumpster Divers Get Legal Protection

By Kim Robson:  The very serious topic of food waste has been covered here on Green-Mom many times, from the Inglorious Foods campaign in France, to the Hidden Harvest movement in California, to the Food Waste Challenge in New York City. Wasted food is a worldwide problem, and the global population is expected only to grow, adding to the challenge of global …

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Step Into Green Footwear

By Kim Robson: I have a friend who is hard-core vegan. This goes further than just diet, though; he wants his clothing to be free of animal products, too. Do you know how hard it is to find belts and shoes that aren’t made with leather? Especially if you have …

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We’re Quickly Depleting Our Natural Resources

By Larraine Roulston: Ecological Debt Day, later to become Earth Overshoot Day, was established to monitor the rate at which humans are consuming the earth’s natural resources. It was originally developed by Andrew Simms of the UK think tank New Economics Foundation. Results posted annually show that, globally, humans are demanding more ecological resources and services than the earth has capacity to …

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Best Ways and Reasons To Make Coffee at Home

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Those who know me know how big of a role coffee plays in my daily life. It’s the first part of my routine in the morning and a frequent guest in my afternoons as well. My apartment currently holds five different ways to make coffee (and …

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Turn the Key, Be Idle Free–Greener Car Practice

By Larraine Roulston: While preparations for the climate change talks and events get underway in Paris this December, there are a number of things citizens can do to help decrease the use of fossil fuels. By resolving to use our cars less frequently and not idle our engines, we will …

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5 Easy Steps To Start Reducing Your Waste Today

By Fredrica Syren: My family and I have been on this green journey for a while and now, and just the other night my husband mentioned how we used to get our water in a big plastic container. Wow, it feels so strange to say that! Almost as though I …

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How To Get Around with a Family Without a Car

By Fredrica Syren: In the past year, we have committed ourselves to not use our car as much, but to use alternative transportation. In our case, it’s been by walking, biking and using public transportation. Now I have to say that, having three kids, it’s super easy just to hop …

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United Airlines To Make Flying a Bit Greener

By Fredrica Syren: Flying is one of the worst offenders of the planet because aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that greenhouse gases from aircrafts endanger human health. Solving this problem is a challenge since the world’s …

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