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  1. Family Life
    It is estimated that 30-40% of the food supply in our country is wasted. I believe sending less food to the landfill is possible with a few mindful changes. Even though my family and I compost, we still waste a considerable amount of food. This became quite clear as we all worked together to...
  2. Family Life
    From birthday party favors to prize box goodies, my son has acquired a significant number of plastic trinkets in his few years. He would let you know that I refer to these toys as "junk" and that they usually go missing shortly after they make it through the front door. While I don't love them...
  3. Family Life
    Stuffing Stockings this holiday season? Skip the trinkets on aisle five and check out these eco-friendly stocking stuffers sure to make the whole family smile. If you're like us, you're tired of all the plastic junk that lines aisle after aisle of just about every store you see this time of...
  4. Family Life
    Compared to 15 years ago, the average person purchases 60% more clothing and only keeps it for half as long. The processes used to mass produce this cheap clothing excess are harmful to humans and the environment. I am certainly guilty of having enjoyed fast fashion. My closet is full of trendy...
  5. Family Life
    Actress Olivia Wilde is well-known for her commitment to her family and the earth. She's recently partnered with Dunkin' Donuts, who has created a tiny home that runs on coffee. Literally. "America runs on coffee" has been the slogan of Dunkin' Donuts for quite a while. But now, they're...
  6. Family Life
    This summer my family and I embarked on a week-long plastic free challenge. Here's what we learned. I completely missed out on plastic-free July, yet it inspired me. After studying sustainable nutrition and permaculture, I certainly realize I can make better choices for the environment. With...
  7. Family Life
    Meet Sarah Dooley, the mama behind Marley's Monsters, an eco-friendly shop with products almost too pretty to use. The passion to create inspires her hard work, but more than anything, she is motivated to show her children that they too can bring dreams to life. When Sarah was pregnant, she...
  8. Green Goods
    A new study shows that if everyone in the world were to follow American dietary guidelines, there would not be enough land on the planet to provide the food required. Talk about an environmental oversight. The University of Guelph found that Earth is just shy a Canada-sized chunk of farmland...
  9. Baby
    We hear a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding to mom and baby - healthy gut bacteria for baby, reduced risk of breast cancer for mom- but what about how breastfeeding benefits Mother Earth? The beauty of breastfeeding is in its simplicity. Breastfeeding requires no packaging, no shipping...
  10. Family Life
    Mamas want to do what's best for our families and for the environment, but sometimes knowing how to do so can be overwhelming. Here are ten ways to make your home eco-friendly! Every month I get a statement from my electric company that tells me how I compare to my neighbors when it comes to...
  11. Green Goods
    Starting a paperless kitchen is a simple way to reduce your household waste and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Here is how to get started! When you embark on an eco-friendly lifestyle change, the kitchen is one of the first rooms you should revamp. Kitchen waste accounts for a large...
  12. Green Goods
    Today Starbucks announced that it plans to eliminate plastic straws from over 28,000 Starbucks locations across the globe by 2020. The brand said that this move will result in a billion fewer straws in Starbucks stores per year. More importantly, it will result in fewer plastic straws littering...
  13. Family Life
    Despite the belief that having a large family is harmful to Planet Earth, large families can still reduce their carbon footprint if they are intentional with their lifestyle. The narrative that the world is overpopulated stirs up arguments and confrontation on both sides. No matter what side is...
  14. Family Life
    Today is UN World Environment Day and the focus is on plastic pollution. We've got some great ideas to get your littles involved in spreading awareness, and to have fun while doing so! The United Nations World Environment Day began in 1974 as a way for people all over the world to come together...
  15. Family Life
    Gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy time as a family, and to learn how to take care of Mother Earth at the same time! Here are some great ways to be eco-friendly in your garden! My family loves gardening. I love bright and colorful flowers that pop against the gorgeous green of our yard and...
  16. Baby
    While many parents can greatly reduce waste by breastfeeding, cosleeping, and cloth-diapering, there are options for even the most conventional of families out there. There's a lot of stuff that comes with having a new baby, and if we're not mindful, that can equate to a lot of waste going into...
  17. Green Goods
    Most of us care about the planet and want to pass that value down to our children. But with our busy lives, it can be tempting to opt for convenience over green living. These 8 eco-friendly ideas can be easily adopted by any family: 1. Recycle, Starting Small Recycling is a great habit to get...
  18. Green Goods
    The United Parcel Service has joined forces with a UK-based company to create a new fleet of electric delivery vehicles, and they're the cutest trucks ever. I won't lie; on a regular basis, I get deliveries to my home. I don't live very close to many things, and so the people who drive Fed Ex...
  19. Family Life
    People want to make environmentally-safe choices, but going green can be expensive. Use these tips to help your family go green without going broke. The "Going Green" movement can cost you an arm and a leg. You want to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but you also need to live on a...
  20. Green Goods
    Costa Rica has elected a new president and he's just announced his plans to ban the use of fossil fuels, which will make Costa Rica the first fully decarbonized country in the world. During President Carlos Alvarado's inauguration speech last week, he announced to thousands of his supporters...
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