Category Archives: Family

#InsteadofStuff

The holidays are upon us! Snow-flake and wreath decorations started cropping up in October, and we knew what that meant: get your wallets.  The most consumptive (and possible least eco) time of year was coming! The problem isn’t giving.  Generosity … Continue reading

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The Mystery Behind the Numbers

Recycling isn’t very intuitive.  Some sorts of plastic can be recycled, some sorts of packaging can’t, it varies in every county… I know I’m guilty of pitching something into the recycle bin and hoping I made the right choice! Thankfully, … Continue reading

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Alaffia Pledge – Gender Equality and Community Empowerment

Often when a passionate and enthusiastic person, concerned about human rights and environment, decides to focus their energy on making a difference they look to support charitable organizations that may offer funds, education and outreach to communities that either need … Continue reading

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A Visit to BioSphere: Montreal

My husband and I took a trip to Montreal this Spring and had a great time. There are many great things about the city, which is known among many other things, to be rather forward-thinking when it comes to environmental … Continue reading

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Screen Free Week: Ready, set, go!

Screen-Free Week starts on Monday!  Screen-free week is an annual event sponsored by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) that encourages families, schools and organizations to stay away from screens for one week. It’s hard.  As I tried … Continue reading

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The Tiny House People

I generally don’t get sick, and I even made it out alive during the massive flu epidemic. But last week marked my first illness in quite some time. Oh well, you can’t beat them all! One afternoon I decided to … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical Snow Day: Making Soft Pretzels instead of Snow Angels

My husband and I took a gamble Tuesday night and stayed up late expecting to get snowed in on Wednesday. We came home that night prepared to work from home the next day and had every intention of staying in … Continue reading

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