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Flygskam! Dealing with flight shame and reducing your carbon footprint

More and more people around the world are pledging to keep their feet planted on the ground. Meaning they’ve stopped traveling by air because of the great impact it is having on our climate. In Sweden, they’ve even coined a term, flygskam, which literally means flight shame. It’s meant as the guilty feeling you should get when you fly and this shame seems to work; at least in Sweden anyway. Swedish airlines have noticed a… Read More »Flygskam! Dealing with flight shame and reducing your carbon footprint
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All I Want for Christmas is…Experiences Not Things

Vanessa Weber is a guest writer for Earth Mamas International. As a Life Skills teacher and environmental enthusiast, she loves infusing eco-friendly practices into her classroom and training her students to do the same. While teaching abroad, she has seen countless environmental tragedies first-hand. This has inspired her to work towards living a zero-waste lifestyle and inspiring others to always do what they can. The Spark A few years ago the heartstrings were pulling me… Read More »All I Want for Christmas is…Experiences Not Things

Your Holiday Conveniences Are Not Always Convenient For Our Planet: 10 Tips To Help You Leave Only Your Footprints On Your Next Vacation

Holbox is a tiny, magical, car-free island, between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Holbox is one of those places that after we visited for the first time two years ago, I sort of wanted to keep it a secret. I didn’t want tourism to have a negative impact on its tranquillity and beauty. However, I also wanted to share the magic of this Mexican island with many others. My husband and I… Read More »Your Holiday Conveniences Are Not Always Convenient For Our Planet: 10 Tips To Help You Leave Only Your Footprints On Your Next Vacation

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 More »Traveling Lightly (on the Planet)