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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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Eco-xmas

By Dawna Matthews:  Do you want to share the love this Christmas and holiday season but still stay eco-friendly? Luckily, this is easier than ever before. Giving and sharing gifts during the holiday season need not have a negative impact on the environment. With a little imagination and eco-conscious thought, it’s easy …

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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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Eco-friendly and Ethical Fashion to Keep You Warm this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: This morning when I took my kids to school, I noticed it was fairly cold outside. Yup, it’s fall. And winter is coming, and so is the need to dress warmer and … eco-friendly. Fashion and clothes have a huge impact on the planet, from pesticides used to grow theraw materials for fabrics to the chemicals used to color them. And then, how many garments end up in …

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Chipotle, Foodborne Illnesses, and Sustainability

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Food safety is a complex process. It is also an industry that must constantly adapt to our changing technology and food supply. As consumers, we expect the foods we purchase and prepare to be safe and not to make us sick: however — from bacterial contamination …

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Pulses to the Rescue

By Larraine Roulston: Beans. Peas. Favas. Chickpeas. Lentils. Good for your health. Great for the environment. Amazingly delicious to eat! These unassuming members of the pulse family are impressively resilient and will stand up to the effects of climate change. In order to educate people about their rich value, the …

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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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Foraging — Nature’s Pantry

By Fredrica Syren: Spring is here, and it comes with lots of sun and nature’s awakening after its long winter slumber. Now is also the beginning of foraging season, something my family truly enjoys. Foraging is the process of gathering wild food resources such as plants, flowers, berries, nuts, seeds, …

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Fishermen’s Markets — California’s Pacific to Plate Law

By Kim Robson: We’re all familiar by now with the concept of farmers’ markets: growers and food producers sell their wares directly to the consumer, cutting out the middleman. Consumers can personally meet the people who produced their locally-grown food, ensure its quality and freshness, and eliminate wasteful packaging, all …

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