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Innovations in Running Shoes from Adidas

By Kim Robson: We’ve already heard about sustainable footwear made from pineapple waste or carbon dioxide. Now, running shoe manufacturer Adidas is making encouraging strides in developing shoe materials that are biodegradable or repurposed from ocean trash. In the first case, Adidas has produced a prototype shoe called Futurecraft, made …

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WeWood Watch Review

By Fredrica Syren: When trying to live an eco-conscious life, finding watches made with sustainable materials was a challenge until I found WeWood watches. Get this … the watch is made of wood! My WeWood watch is made with 100% Natural Wood, and is both hypoallergenic and completely free of …

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Eco-Leather Made from Pineapple Waste

By Kim Robson:  Here at Green Mom, we’re always looking for new innovations in eco-friendly fashion. Recently we discussed exciting new CO2-based technologies for green footwear. We’re still a long way off from sustainable leather. Are there any natural, sustainable, animal-friendly alternatives that have the look, feel and durability of leather? The answer is YES. A new …

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Soy No Longer a Threat to the Rainforest

By Amanda Wilkes: Nearly 6 times the size of Texas, the Amazon, also known as the “lungs of our planet,” is under constant pressure because of the human race’s demands for commodities. However, the Amazon may be breathing a little easier these days, thanks to the efforts put forth by …

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Sustainable Paper Towel Helps Farmers: A New Market Opportunity

By Fredrica Syren: On the horizon are new paper and tissue that will be environmentally friendly as well as create a new market for farmers. Made by Kimberly-Clark Professional, the paper towels and tissues are called the Green Harvest line. They will include 20 percent wheat straw in hopes of …

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Green Rooftop Architecture–More Than Just Good Looking

By Larraine Roulston: Although insulating homes by incorporating grass roofs is not new, modern green rooftop architecture has come a long way in a relatively short time. By replacing the familiar flat black tar and asphalt roof coverings that absorb the sun’s rays with canopies of greenery abounding with biodiversity, …

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Sustainable Textile — Wool

By Larraine Roulston: In the textile industry, wool is a natural alternative to harmful chemicals used on other fibers. Wool from sheep and goats is used as a base material in clothes and is an integral part of many household products. Wool breathes and draws moisture into the core of …

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Building a Straw Bale House

By Larraine Roulston: Living in a straw bale home became a reality when my husband Pete and I purchased land in northern Ontario. We were familiar with sustainable straw bale home structures and knew that the thickness of the bales would result in more energy efficiency –warmer in the winter …

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Sustainable Hemp

By Kim Robson: Hemp, which contains little or no THC, is a variety of plant in the same species as marijuana (cannabis). Industrially, it can be refined into products such as foods, oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper and fuel. Before “reefer madness” anti-drug policies took hold in the …

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