eco friendly

Eco Home Renovations

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 MoreEco Home Renovations »

Equipping Our Eco Babies

The other day I was gazing down at my two year old, imagining who he’d grow up to be. Would he be the life of the party like his dad?  An architect? A dancer? A teacher like his mom? Regardless of the job he takes, I wondered if he would take care of the earth. As parents, we have a huge responsibility to mold our children into great people and for this Earth Mama, the… Read MoreEquipping Our Eco Babies »

Packing the (Eco Friendly) Hospital Bag

About a month ago I had to take my son to the emergency room. This was the first time I had been to a hospital since I decided to get serious about my less waste journey.  I was astounded by the amount of plastic that hospitals uses beyond what is absolutely needed. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful for modern medicine which I realize involves some very necessary single use plastic for… Read MorePacking the (Eco Friendly) Hospital Bag »

Traveling Lightly (on the Planet)

We just got back from our road trip to the west coast. We did a little loop down to Seattle, Washington then up to Vancouver Island and back west through the Rockies to our home outside of Edmonton, AB. I hesitated about writing this post for a few reasons. The first being that travel and the environment don’t go hand in hand. Traveling isn’t considered an eco friendly activity. Not only are the fuel emissions… Read MoreTraveling Lightly (on the Planet) »

The Earth Mama Baby Shower Challenge

Guest Writer: Karen Callahan, Mama and Teacher at ISKL As many middle age women from around the world can contest, we love to celebrate a baby, a wedding and the occasional divorce. No matter the country these festivities include food, decorations, and presents. I am more than guilty of a big store-think Target or Party City my American friends- run to build an ideal ambiance for twenty of my favorite friends. There are color coordinated… Read MoreThe Earth Mama Baby Shower Challenge »