• How to Redecorate Responsibly

    Changing your decor can be a quick, cost effective way to make your home feel fresh and updated without extensive renovations. With some planning, you can reduce waste indoor air pollutants. Here are some eco decorating tips for your next remodelling project from an article I wrote in So Fresh Magazine:


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  • How to Keep Your House Cool

    Since we’re heading into warmer weather, now’s the time to think about keeping cool. In this article for So Fresh Magazine, I share 7 tips to keep your house cool and comfortable, while keeping your energy use down. I recognize that not everyone can avoid air conditioning altogether, so these tips will help you save energy, even with an air…


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  • Can Environmentalists Be Saved From Themselves?

    At the farmer’s market last week, volunteers were canvasing for petition signatures on an environmental matter. One volunteer shoved a flyer at me, asking (more like telling) me to take it. I politely declined, indicating that I was aware of the issue, have researched it online and don’t want to waste the piece of paper. “I don’t understand why people…


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    Budget-Friendly Nursery Tips

    As soon I found out I was pregnant I started planning what we needed for the baby. I love planning in general, but found it very easy to get carried away – retailers and manufacturers have done a very good job at making us feel like we need everything that’s on store shelves. Don’t…


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    How to Choose a Sunscreen

    While looking down the sunscreen aisle at the drug store, I instantly became frozen with product overload. And yet most recommendations for selecting a “safe” sunscreen include “read the labels”. I would need a 24-hour store to get through them all! So how do you choose a sunscreen? There are many good sources out there with tips on…


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  • 10 Tips to Live Green

    Sometimes the first step is the hardest, so I’ve prepared a list of 10 Tips to Live Green in my inaugural article for So Fresh Magazine. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to start, or some inspiration to keep going on your green living journey, start with one of these and work your way through the…


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  • Is Organic Produce Worth the Price?

    I didn’t do much research when I started to prioritize organic food several years ago, but with two kids to feed, I decided I should take a look at the facts to see if organic produce is worth the cost premium. The short answer to my question is yes, the investment in organic…


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  • Why the Earth is not a Charity Case

    Don’t get me wrong. I fully support any event that increases awareness and action around being environmentally-friendly. People come out in droves to clean up parks, they take pledges to reduce energy consumption, they ride their bikes to work. All these acts are great, and I encourage you to participate. But they’re like New Year’s resolutions: most people go back to business as usual within a day or two. …


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  • Detoxing Personal Care Products with Think Dirty

    I started my responsible consumption project with my toiletries. Partially because once I downloaded the Think Dirty App I was completely addicted (seriously, who can resist your own personal barcode scanner?!), and partially because I already try to buy “clean” and wanted to put my efforts to the test. (more…)


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  • The Convenience-Environmentalist: An Introduction

    Why does the internet need another source of green, environmentally-friendly, healthy living information? What makes me different? Here’s my story, I hope you’ll follow along with me. (more…)


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