Recipes

Green cleaning recipes

June 2011
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Rid your home of the chemicals and petroleum-based ingredients found in most cleaning products by making your own. Tested by the Queen of Green, these homemade cleaners are versatile, affordable, and eco-friendly. More »

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Two-ingredient cosmetics for the busy green goddess

October 2010
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These recipes are as easy as one, two, three — and the third part is mixing up the first two! You probably already have most of this stuff in your kitchen (a great way to use questionably edible perishables).... More »

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Fat block bird feeder

June 2010
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Whether your feathered guests are fall migrants or year-long residents, supplementing their diets with high-quality calories will help them survive to reproduce in spring. More »

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BUGS Off!

June 2010
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Before you crack open the anti-insect sprays, first think about all the non-toxic things you can do to keep them away. Get rid of standing water (where mosquitoes breed), and don't hang out where they do (outside between dusk and dawn, in long grass, etc). If it's a windy day or if you cover yourself up with long sleeves, long pants and socks, you shouldn't need insect spray at all! More »

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Critter Repellents

June 2010
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These green recipes are repellent to some critters and none of them are designed to attract beneficial predators. Try them if you've exhausted other methods (such as planting native species to attract beneficials). Some are thought to discourage pest. Others — those with soap, oil or vinegar — will kill insects. More »

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Green fun in the summertime

June 2010
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Many of us have made the mistake of staying out in the sun too long. We underestimate the dangers, lose track of time, or use a sun- screen with SPF (sun protection factor) that's too low. Too much sun can be dangerous. Be careful. Cover up. Wear a hat. Use sunscreens with mineral-based ingredients (zinc oxide or titani- um oxide). And if you do get burned, consider these non-toxic remedies for quick relief. More »

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Getting kids into birds

May 2010
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Children who connect with nature grow into adults who care about protecting it. So round up the kids in your life — and their friends — and head outdoors! Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers (the two Vancouver Moms behind Nature Bag) suggest these kid-friendly, bird-related activities. More »

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The Green Spa, Part One

November 2009
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Green Spa is here: Avocado Hair Mask, Banana Mask, Floral Mask, Makeup Remover, Nail Strengthener and more! Indulge in our three part treatments! More »

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The Green Spa, Part Four

November 2009
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Green Spa is here: Herbal Stick Deodorant, No Sweat Foot Spray, Rose Petal Soak, Men's Body Spray and more! Indulge in our four part treatments! More »

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