• 4 Ways to Keep Your House Cool

    Summers are getting hotter, and that’s likely not going to stop any time soon. For some, running the air conditioner is the only way to get relief. Even if you do have the AC on, there are ways you can keep cool while saving energy (and money). Read…


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    3 Ways to Grow Food in a Small Space

    You may not think you have the right geography or amount of space to start a functional garden, but the truth is that virtually anyone can grow their own herbs and vegetables at home. To show you how easy it can be, guest blogger Bobbi Peterson of Living Life…


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    How to Host a Green BBQ Party

    It’s backyard BBQ season! If you’re hosting friends and family for weekend get-togethers, consider how you can reduce waste and choose food more responsibly. You’ll save money, and your guests will probably appreciate (or at least acknowledge) your efforts and might even adopt them too! But don’t stop reading if you think I’m going to tell you…


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    How to Commute by Bike – Excuse Free!

    It just so happened that during bike week I had a few meetings downtown. Too far to walk, and near but not on the subway. So I decided to ride my bike. This might be a small thing to many, but to me it was a big deal. I am full of good intentions when it comes to commuting by bike…


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    Why you should try natural deodorant (and which ones really work)

    Summer can be a scary time to think about testing a new deodorant. Especially a deodorant branded “natural”. But there are a few good reasons to ditch your conventional anti-perspirant and opt for a deodorant with fewer chemicals. The best part is, you don’t have to sacrifice personal hygiene to do it! Here’s why natural deodorants are the way to go, and what…


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  • How to Recycle… Less

    Recycling gives us a false sense of success. Yes, recycling is better than landfill, but it’s better still to reduce your amount of waste overall – including recyclables.  In this article for EcoParent Magazine, I share 3 tips to reduce what you send to the recycle bin.


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    How Green Living Can Make You Happier

    There’s a common misconception that going green means you have to spend more. More time, more energy, more money. Sometimes, this is true. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, green living offers the opportunity to spend less energy, time, and money on things that don’t bring you pleasure, and focus more on what you love. Sound too…


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    What’s in Fragrance and Parfum

    HINT: Mountain air and meadow flowers are not actually used in your air freshener. We’ve been sold on the idea of a clean smell. So we use air fresheners, room sprays, plug-ins, candles and dryer sheets to add fragrance to our home. But the ingredients used to create those “Mountain Fresh”, “Spring Meadow”, and “Lavender Vanilla” scents are not as natural…


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    What is the Best Natural Sunscreen?

    I hear a lot of people asking about the best natural sunscreen. Being a fair-skinned redhead, sunscreen is a big part of my life. In my opinion, it’s also the hardest product to switch from chemical to natural brands. Conventional sunscreens are full of additives and some chemical sunscreen ingredients are identified as carcinogens. However, these chemicals are often what gives…


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  • All About Baking Soda

    Baking soda has been used for decades as a workhorse around the house. What exactly is it and what makes it so great? I’m glad you asked, because here’s everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe some things you didn’t) about baking soda. (more…)


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