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Why Sustainable Living Will Lead to a Better Retirement

By Jennifer Landis: You’ve spent your adult life working, and now it’s time to retire. As such, life’s good — but you can make it even better. One major way to improve your post-work life is by adhering to a sustainable lifestyle. We’re not talking just about a financially stable …

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8 Ways You Can Make Your Kitchen More Sustainable

By Jennifer Landis: The kitchen is one of the easiest places to target for sustainability. It’s the heart of any household — you do most of your cleaning and washing and all your cooking here. You can see how your eco-footprint can quickly expand with numerous appliances using energy. However, …

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How to Become a Conscious Consumer

By Fredrica Syren: Have you ever asked yourself how some products we buy can be so cheap? Over time I began to question how on earth a store can make a profit on a super cheap item while getting the materials, shipping the materials to a factory, and maybe even having …

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Unsustainable vs. Sustainable Fish

By Kim Robson: Four years ago, we reported on an alarming study that suggested ocean life is experiencing an unprecedented level of damage and facing possible mass extinction. Over-fishing, warming ocean temperatures, and the acidification of sea water has harmed the oceans far more than we ever realized. “We may be …

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The Five Rs of Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: The clothing industry is the third largest polluter in the world and second in water use. Up to 2,000 different harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, chlorine, lead and mercury are used to produce textiles. Most of the chemicals are used for the dyeing process. The sad part is that …

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How Adopting Green Practices Leads to a Healthier Lifestyle

By Michelle Joe:    Source Prolonged sickness, depression, anxiety and chronic exhaustion are some terms regarding the health status of most people around us. In the past, these issues were not as common. Of course, something went wrong along the way, and it is about time we make the necessary changes …

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

By Larraine Roulston: When we enjoy more plant-based foods on our dinner plates, not only will we become healthier, but also our action will have a positive impact on the planet.For centuries, beans have been an important part of our diet. Beans and other legumes, such as chick peas and …

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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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Teaching Kids About Composting

By Fredrica Syren: I work very hard to teach my kids about the value of the environment and the importance of preserving the world around them. This, I feel, helps ensure a positive future for the earth. One very simple but fun way to teach kids about recycling, giving back …

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