I can remember it well, I was pregnant with my first born and worried about EVERYTHING! I worried about what I ate, I limited my caffeine intake (not with my second baby), I felt every little twinge or cramp as if it was a warning. I pretty much followed every “rule’ given to pregnant women, which is quite an extensive list. I was super anxious about it all but that because it wasn’t my first… Read More »Squeaky Green: From Toxic to Clean(er)
Something about Valentine’s Day makes people feel the need to shower loved ones in gifts. While this isn’t the most sustainable way to celebrate, it is possible to give gifts that aren’t wasteful. According to Waste360, Americans alone purchase 36 million heart-shaped boxes, 180 million greeting cards, 198 million roses and consume 881,000 bottles of sparkling wine and 58 million pounds of chocolate per year. These numbers are staggering when you consider it’s one hallmark… Read More »14 Green Valentine’s Day Gifts
Halloween has become one of the commercial giant holidays. And as much fun as it is, it generates so much needless waste. I would venture to guess it’s a worse offender than Valentine’s Day and Easter because on top of all the packaged treats, there is the single use costumes and the plethora of decorations. We aren’t saying Halloween can’t be fun, but we could indulge a little less in the shiny commercial items while… Read More »10 Ways to go Green this Halloween
I realize this post is only applicable to a certain audience: DIYers looking to renovate. That said, it is something my family worked really hard at and I thought it would be worth a share! Hopefully, if nothing else I can plant a seed for your own future projects and how you could do so more sustainably. Home renovations come at a huge cost to both the renovator and the planet. Think about all the… Read More »Eco Home Renovations
If you have been following Earth Mamas International then you might notice a trend or theme in our blogs, posts and updates. We are all about awareness and support towards living a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it be our own journey or the journey of our followers, we are always looking for new ways to help make this possible. One small change that has been proven to help reduce our carbon footprint, is by substituting… Read More »Got “Milk” Alternatives with Recipes Included!