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Eco Chic with Slow Fashion

By Fredrica Syren: When you hear the words “fast food,” what comes to mind? Probably cheap, unhealthy and, perhaps, not good for the planet. Right? Now, think about “fast fashion” compared to “slow fashion.” This concept actually makes sense. Over the years, we have come to accept the ever so …

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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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Movie Review—Sustainable

By Fredrica Syren: I admit I have watched more documentaries about organic food, small farms and environmental instability than I can count. However, the new documentary Sustainable is one I must recommend. This movie is well done and presents a provocative view of the economic and environmental instability of America’s …

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Scrubbing Polluted Soil with Industrial Hemp

By Kim Robson: Cleaning up toxic chemicals and heavy metals from soil is generally an onerous, expensive and time-consuming task involving chemical and mechanical processes. In my tiny mountain community of Julian, there’s long been an empty lot growing weeds on the corner of a busy intersection. Surely some developer …

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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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