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Out and About in Zero Waste Style

By Fredrica Syren:​ It’s been one year since we committed to a zero waste life style, which means we try not to create any waste. How’s it going, you wonder? Actually, it’s going well and, sure, we do face challenges sometimes. Lots of people ask me how we manage to spend a day out and about with kids but not create waste. As a family, we love …

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Is It Possible to Compost Everything?

By Larraine Roulston: Compost everything? It is indeed possible when referring to anything that was once alive! Organic materials should be composted, rather than landfilled where they are contributors to elevated levels of CO2. Homeowners can divert over 1/3 of what otherwise would be trashed by composting vegetable/fruit peelings, eggshells, nutshells, …

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Tips for Leftover Thanksgiving Food–Avoid Food Waste

By Larraine Roulston: Thanksgiving — a holiday celebration when tables are graced with a bountiful harvest. At the end of the long weekend holiday, most likely there will be plenty of leftover food from those turkey and vegetarian dinners with all the trimmings — a perfect time to utilize casserole …

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Cloth Diapers on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren: I see more and more eco-friendly parents choosing cloth diapers for their babies, which is a trend I’m very happy about; however, for some parents, the initial cost of cloth diapers might be discouraging. Let’s face the fact that diapers, no matter whether cloth or disposable, are …

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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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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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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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