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Protect Books with DIY Covers

By Kim Robson: Often, when I find a paperback book to read from our neighborhood Little Free Library, its corners and edges are bent and torn. Reading a damaged, dilapidated book is never fun. I have a great technique that uses strips of heavy-duty clear packing tape to repair these …

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DIY Natural and Vegan Skin Care

By Fredrica Syren: Are you, like me, tired of skin and beauty products containing harmful chemicals? I am fed up with that as well as how pricey natural and chemical free products are. So I have started making my own. Besides using safe products that also save me lots of …

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Upcycling Kitchen Food Scraps

By Larraine Roulston: Many kitchen food scraps are deemed waste when, in reality, they are a valuable resource. Carrot peelings and other similar organics help create terrific compost; however, before composting, some produce can be upcycled to serve you in other ways. If you have a spiralizer tool, make a space in your …

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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren: When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I …

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Amazing Products Made with Recycled Materials

By Fredrika Syren: Last week I wrote about how the world is drowning in waste and how we need to recycle more in order to reduce it. The silver lining to the trash problem is that there are many amazing upcycling inventions happening. There are companies that literally saw our …

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DIY Herb-Infused Vinegar from Discarded Stems

By Kim Robson: Spring will be here soon, and I’m already thinking about which herbs I’ll want to grow in my planter box. My favorites are basil, thyme, rosemary, mint and oregano. With soft herbs like basil and chives, it’s possible to utilize all of the cuttings, including the stems, …

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Disposable Products Worth Skipping

By Larraine Roulston: Once disposable products become entrenched in regular use, they are difficult to overcome. People follow what they see others doing. These days, it appears trendy to hold a disposable coffee — and this is what people see. Realizing, however, that our oceans are dying due to the accumulation of …

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Welcome 2018 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Let Your Wedding Dress Help A Cause

By Fredrica Syren When I got married, green weddings did not yet exist, at least not in a way I have heard about. If I were to get married again, for sure my entire wedding would be a different affair, with used, recycled and green alternatives. Take my dress, for …

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