Author Archive: Jodi Lee

An Eco-Warrior determined to save her family and the earth one small step at a time. Slow food, local, sustainable, organic all while living on the Canadian Prairies. If I can go green, so can you.

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Unplug for Climate Change

Unplug for Climate Change

We all know to turn the lights off when we leave a room, and turn the TV off when we aren’t watching. We know to choose low energy appliances, low flush toilets, and CFL lights. We know about all those ‘big’ ways to save the environment and reduce emissions. But did you know that often [...]

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Just Say No to Fast Food Wrappers

Just Say No to Fast Food Wrappers

They contain Perfluoroalkyls (PFOA and PFOS)  known hormone disrupters now being found in human blood samples. We were promised this wouldn’t happen but it has. Fast food wrappers. Perfluoroalkyls are a hazardous class of stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease and water so they were a perfect choice to wrap greasy fries and burgers [...]

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Greening Your Routine – Cooking

Greening Your Routine – Cooking

We all know homemade meals are yummier and healthier, but they are also greener. All those packaged convenience foods come at a high price. Besides the bad fats, bad sugars, bad preservatives, additives, colors, pesticides, hormones, fertilizers, antibiotics, and all the rest of the bad stuff, there is all that packaging: cellophane, Styrofoam, cardboard, plastic, [...]

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Soy Is Not a Health Food – Part 1

Soy Is Not a Health Food – Part 1

Think soy is good for you? Think again. You’ve heard the claims, I’m sure. Soy has been touted as the ultimate health food. Excellent for vegan lifestyles, heart healthy, the panacea for menopausal women and athletes alike. Sales have soared on products like soymilk, tofu, soy flour and soy protein. This huge consumption of unfermented [...]

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Where Does all that Plastic go?

Where Does all that Plastic go?

A legacy that will destroy the planet. It was touted as the solution to the homemaker’s drudgery. A way to ease the burden of mealtimes, dishes, the convenience of the modern world. Throw away plastic. Disposable plates, cutlery, containers, bags, bottles. Quick and easy. Never have to clean again, just toss it out. Quick and [...]

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Green Your Toddler’s Toybox

Green Your Toddler’s Toybox

Ahhh…the wonderful slobbery kisses of a toddler. Those little people are learning to navigate the world most often using their new teeth. Everything goes into their mouth. As parents, we want the best for our children and so we stock up our homes with developmentally appropriate toys, educational gadgets, fun colorful games and doodads. But [...]

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How Coffee Aids in Deforestation of Our Rainforests

How Coffee Aids in Deforestation of Our Rainforests

More than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon Rainforest. An incredibly complex ecosystem, rainforests are a powerhouse of living and breathing renewable natural resources that for years and years provided a wealth of resources for the survival and well-being of humankind. A short list of examples include basic food supplies, clothing, [...]

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Things to know when reading labels

Things to know when reading labels

Feed your family pure, natural, organic muffins, swaddle your baby in pure, natural, organic lotions, nurture your health with pure, natural, organic products. And rest easy knowing you have done the best for your loved ones. You might even have a small moment of smugness because you do it all….you have greened your family’s products, [...]

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Reduce your Carbon Footprint-Recycle Paper!!

Reduce your Carbon Footprint-Recycle Paper!!

We use so much paper in our house, it’s absurd. With two budding artists for children, I can’t bring myself to crush their beautiful spirits as they explore with paints, pastels, markers, and crayons with paper. SO much paper. While I may feel like I’m drowning in a sea of paper, offices are the largest [...]

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