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Posted: September 16, 2015 ...by
Recipe provided to The Green Mama by Dreena Burton, Author of the new cookbook Plant Powered Families, out now on Ben Bella Books. Makes 8–10 bars or 16 squares These bars are perfect for school lunches because they are nut-free and pack very well. Plus, they are pretty simple to put together! Ingredients 1/2 cup brown rice syrup...Read More »Read More
Posted: September 14, 2015 ...by
 Recipe provided to The Green Mama by Dreena Burton, Author of the new cookbook Plant Powered Families, out now on Ben Bella Books.   Makes 25–28 balls Ingredients 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup coconut flour (see note) 1/3 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1½ cups pitted dates 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 2–3 tablespoons...Read More »Read More
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Posted: August 14, 2015 ...by
The best bikes for families (even for larger families) Biking as a family is great: it’s fun, relatively affordable, feels virtuous, and my kids absolutely love it. Family biking, though, has special needs. When biking with a child, most riders feel extra cautious. The bike is heavier and has additional appendages and there are lots...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 14, 2015 ...by
60% of a cars emissions are released in the first few minutes of operations Most short trips, 82% of trips less than 5 miles, are made by car 40% of all car trips are within 2 miles of the home Biking ranks 2nd in most preferred method of transport Up to 20 bikes can park...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 4, 2015 ...by
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Posted: July 24, 2015 ...by
Elimination Communication or How to Potty-train a Baby Even in cozy North America, exposing a baby to the idea of eliminating on 
a potty can be easier than a parent might think, and it can save a lot of dirty diapers, which is good for the environment as well as your pocketbook. Many parents are...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015 ...by
How to make cloth diapers work for the modern parent (& why if done right you will come to love them) I have met hundreds of parents and almost all of them are curious–and confused–about cloth diapers. As one student asked looking at my display table, “That cute thing is a CLOTH diaper?” Indeed, cloth...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015 ...by
This list will explain the ins and outs and the pros and cons of the most common types of cloth diapers. All-In-One: These popular diapers are what they sound like: no covers, no inners; they’re all-in-one. The upside: they are easy to use, absorbent, and are usually size-adjustable. The downside: they can be bulky. The...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015 ...by
Conservation Tips: Washing Cloth Diapers at Home A home washing system can be made to be even more conservative than a diaper service (which, because they aggregate diapers, is actually quite green already). Here are some keys to conserving resources and money when washing diapers at home: Do full loads, either by removing the poop...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015 ...by
All-purpose cleaner Mix a really gentle castile soap, like Dr. Bronner’s, with warm water. Use a clean sponge, rags, or a brush, and scrub! One cup of soap in 3.8 litres (1 gallon) of water is a good concentration for walls, floors, and counters. One part castile soap to one part water in a foaming...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 23, 2015 ...by
Cloth vs Disposable Diapers: it’s not just the earth that gets a bum deal Once, there was this Elder that attended one of my Green Mama talks. She shocked all of us when she proclaimed that “any parent who used disposable diapers was evil.” As a parent who has used disposable diapers, I didn’t agree...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 14, 2015 ...by
Travelling is an integral part of the job description of being the drummer of an indie rock band. I usually spend over half of each year on the road whizzing between cities. It is exciting but isn’t exactly conducive to creating rhythm and routines. This is especially true when it comes to meal time. Since adding...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 13, 2015 ...by
This is almost too easy to call a recipe. Basically I am suggesting that instead of giving in to the pleas for juice (whether they come from your children or your own inner child) you make delicious infused water ! Infused water is basically just cutting up organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs and adding it...Read More »Read More