Earth Day is April 22. What began in 1970 in the United States is now celebrated each year by 1 billion people in 192 countries. So your kids ride bikes and use water bottles, but how much do they...
Every year after the holidays I am overcome with this intense urge to purge and donate all of our belongings. There’s nothing like reading the articles about making do with less “stuff” (while being bombarded with non-stop advertising), paired with...
I never thought of myself as an advocate for the environment. As a matter of fact, I do not think I ever actually cared for the environment; not in any active manner at least. The environment and I had always...
In the last 100 years since the invention of plastic, less than 10% of the world’s plastic has been recycled. Yikes. I read this and looked around my house. Every piece of plastic glowed like a neon sign. Even...
You're busy. You're not sure you have the time, energy, or finances to live zero waste. I get it. But we can all start somewhere. Introducing even small lifestyle changes in the daily whirlwind can feel so good. Not...
According to the ever-ticking Climate Clock, we currently live in a state of climate emergency. The clock reads less than 12 years until the Earth will warm 1.5-2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialization temperatures. Basically, we have 12 years until the...
Mothering during a 'quiet' time of the year can be all-consuming, exhausting, and a challenge of endurance and ingenuity. Then, as the festive period approaches, we’re expected to find extra hours in our days to prepare, cook, clean, and...
Sun. Heat. Swimming. Camping. Ice Cream. All words woven into our summer vocabulary.  How about adding a few more like "sustainable," "eco-friendly," "carbon-conscious?" Many summer family activities can be modified with the environment in mind.  Here are five (easy) ways to enjoy...
As the mom of four little people, a considerable amount of my time and energy goes into feeding the kiddies. I swear some days it’s ALL I do. Plan meals, prepare food, serve food, and embark on the clean...
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No Waste November

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What started as a plan to use up food in our house before holiday travel is now an annual tradition of lightening our footprint prior to the holiday excess. Last November, my daughter and I were in the kitchen...

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Dr. Hassan Answers YOUR Questions About COVID Vaccines

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We were grateful for the opportunity to sit down with Ryan Hassan, M.D., M.P.H., of Clackamas and Oregon Pediatrics to get answers to YOUR...