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10 Reasons Why We Are Building An EarthShip Home (Photos)

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So, I get it.  If you are like I used to be,  you hear “sustainable living” or “off-the-grid” and you picture a community of people living together without the comforts of ‘modern day’ amenities. What if I told you that there is a type of home that’s cheap to build, cheap to maintain, a home that provides all the free food ... Read More »

9 Reasons To Choose Local Over Organic

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9 Reasons to choose LOCAL over ORGANIC 
(when only one option is available)                         We buy and eat organic as much as possible, and whenever it’s available (and affordable). The issue with buying organic is: 1) it’s not always available 2) it’s not always affordable (for most families) A couple of points ... Read More »

How To Use Activated Charcoal

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  Activated Charcoal                 What is it? Activated charcoal is a nontoxic, odorless and tasteless black powder that has been used for years to treat many various things in the body. It can be made out of wood, bamboo and even coconuts.Charcoal is an antidote as it adsorbs most toxins and poisons before they can ... Read More »

4 Toxic Chemicals This Study Found In Our Halloween Costumes

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It’s that time of year again…orange and black adorn most retail outlets, spiders, witches, skeletons and goblins adorn many neighboring doorways, windows and lawns. Halloween is a fun tradition that many of us enjoy. Most parents are aware of the toxins found in candy and the ‘treats’ collected by their precious wee ones. But what about those scary costumes? What ... Read More »

Would you believe what’s in these popsicles?

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I have so many fantastic childhood memories.   Decorating our freshly picked Christmas tree, our yearly trips to Prince Edward Island, and of course biking, the beach, and everything that has to do with summer…including lots of popsicles! Whenever we heard that cute little tune coming from the ice cream cart or “dicky dee”, we’d drop whatever we were doing,  grab some pocket change ... Read More »

Raw Oatmeal

Many families like to enjoy oatmeal in the morning. We are one of those families                       Have you ever tried making it raw?  It’s so easy and so nutritious.                                   Here’s the recipe we ... Read More »

1 Million Australian Homes Now Powered By the Sun

Australia makes its first solar power million                         More than two million Australians are now getting cheaper power and saving some half a billion dollars a year on their electricity bills, because of their switch to solar energy.   The number of Australian homes with solar power systems has ... Read More »

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