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My (Mostly) Meatless Month

I decided I wasn’t making any ‘resolutions’ this year as I hate when I inevitably slip up and I wonder why I made a resolution in the first place. This year, as Earth Mamas we made a goals for 2019 (click here if you want to check them out). Surprisingly, none of my goals were focused on eating less meat. So I am surprised to find myself nearing the end of February as a vegetarian.… Read More »My (Mostly) Meatless Month

Nurturing Sustainability in Childhood

Guest Writer: Cheryl Magyar. She is a sustainable life designer and mom to one homeschooled, creative daughter. Together with her husband, they share their wisdoms of living sustainably at ForestCreekMeadows. “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – American Indian proverb Wiser words have never been spoken about the future of sustainable life on our blue planet, yet it is a statement that is easy to forget when we… Read More »Nurturing Sustainability in Childhood

Plastics, Playtime and Our Poor Planet

My son Vincent playing with one of his favourite toys, a wooden helicopter I purchased from a market in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. While growing up I remember that my mom and aunts always commented on how lucky I was to have so many toys. I was a privileged child that is for certain, but I don’t think I had an unreasonable amount of toys. However, compared to what both of my parents had when they… Read More »Plastics, Playtime and Our Poor Planet

Zero Waste Food

Guest Writer: Patricia @at.my.table (www.at-my-table.com) If that even possible? Can you really produce NO waste when it comes to food? The short answer…not really. But we can certainly aspire to be as low waste as possible when it comes to how we buy, prepare and discard our food. So the term ‘zero’ or ‘NO’ food waste is one that we should not get so hung up on, but rather our focus should be on doing… Read More »Zero Waste Food

A Breath of Fresh Air. How Plants Clean our Air

Yesterday, in Monterrey, Mexico, where a few of us Earth Mamas live and work, the overall Real Time Air Quality Index  was reading at 289 (pm10) or in other terms, as indicated on the website, VERY UNHEALTHY! This air quality reading fits into the second highest category of this index and on the higher end of that range where health warnings are of emergency conditions. See the chart below taken from the Air Quality Index… Read More »A Breath of Fresh Air. How Plants Clean our Air