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  • Nature Moms
  • DIY Gardener?s Hand Soap and Scrub

    DIY Gardener?s Hand Soap and Scrub

    As spring and summer come along and we get busy in the garden this often means long afternoons and evenings spent weeding and tending. When you come in at night your fingers and nails are caked in dirt and a simple wash is rarely sufficient to get it all off. Having a scrub brush by […]

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  • Shopping Nature For Free Food ? Foraging 101

    Shopping Nature For Free Food ? Foraging 101

    If you are like me you love to garden and each year you have a lush garden bountiful with fresh produce. I have all the usuals like tomatoes, cukes, carrots, beans, cabbage, strawberries, beets, broccoli, and potatoes. I also have the perennials… elderberries, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, cherries, blueberries, red and black raspberries, currants, rhubarb, […]

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  • Frugal Friday ? Reselling and Shipt Shopping

    Frugal Friday ? Reselling and Shipt Shopping

    Happy Friday all! Here is to another wonderful and frugal week. I have been trying for while now to meet some money goals and I had to admit to myself that I was really half assing it. I think though that I have made a turn around in the past few months and I am […]

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  • Understanding Children?s Behavior

    Understanding Children?s Behavior

    Children are enigmatic little creatures which excite and confuse even the most experienced parents and developmental psychologists. They look at the world from a different angle, as they strive to make sense of their surroundings. This angle is often invisible for the adults. And this fact can lead to a lot of frustration. Nowadays children?s […]

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  • Instant Pot Ginger Peach Iced Tea

    Instant Pot Ginger Peach Iced Tea

    You don’t find many drink recipes for the Instant Pot do you? Well, beat the summer heat this year with this refreshingly fruity iced tea. The best part? This quick and easy Instant Pot version is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes! The key is to remove tea bags as soon as the pressure […]

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  • Green Your Decor
  • How Home Accessibility Can Be Eco-Friendly

    How Home Accessibility Can Be Eco-Friendly
    Image I spend a lot of time thinking about how to be more sustainable at home. Usually, this involves more temporary choices we can make: furniture options, low- or zero-VOC paint options, reusing, repurposing and recycling, etc. Those are decisions all of us can consider carefully, whether we own or home or rent it, and no […]
  • How to Sell Your House According to the Top 3 Current Buyer Goals

    How to Sell Your House According to the Top 3 Current Buyer Goals
    Image Selling your home can be emotional in so many different ways. You will feel sad at times, like you are leaving a big part of yourself behind. You will feel excited for the future and all the promise it brings. And you will feel stressed. Very stressed. Getting your home into shape to sell is […]
  • As Technology Advances, Even Our Windows Are Getting Smarter (And Greener)

    As Technology Advances, Even Our Windows Are Getting Smarter (And Greener)
    Image As our awareness surrounding environmental impact continues to grow, the number of options available for eco-conscious consumers continues to grow. And since those embracing green lifestyles may also be seeking high-tech options for their homes, these advancements may offer more than mere energy efficiency: they might even look like something out of a futuristic film. […]
  • It?s Not Just Oceans That Are Polluted With Plastic, It?s Lakes Too

    It?s Not Just Oceans That Are Polluted With Plastic, It?s Lakes Too
    Image Microplastic has been polluting our oceans for quite some time now. Microplastic pollution is plastic debris less than five millimeters in size. When you think of plastic pollution, you probably envision the ocean. Well, this tiny plastic debris has found its way into our lakes and rivers too. In the past five years, researchers have […]
  • The Chinese Paradox: World?s Most Polluting Nation Becoming the Largest Producer of Green Energy

    The Chinese Paradox: World?s Most Polluting Nation Becoming the Largest Producer of Green Energy
    Image Many of us know China as a nation with a high population density, and a pretty high pollution level ? in fact, the highest in the world. Fortunately, China has taken responsibility for its ecological footprint†and is actively changing its ways. Already a big player in the renewable energy field ? it?s where the most […]
  • The Green Parent
  • A few thoughts as we wrap up 2016?

    A few thoughts as we wrap up 2016?
    The year 2016 has been interesting to say the least. And I know that I’m not the only one who is ready to kick this old crusty year to the curb and see what 2017 has to offer. Because for all of it’s ups and downs – and let’s face it, there have been some […]
  • The Ultimate Bucket List For 2016

    The Ultimate Bucket List For 2016
    The end of 2015 is fast approaching which means that a bright shiny 2016 is just a few days away. While your busy scratching out the same old hum-drum New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, save money, eat more veggies – you might want to take a look at some more interesting ideas. The folks […]
  • Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway

    Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway
    First the big news: I am moving! After 12+ years in our current home in Virginia, my husband and I are packing up the kiddos (and dogs and cats,) and heading to Pennsylvania. I won’t lie. This whole process has been bittersweet. My husband got a great new job that he is very excited about, […]
  • How to bond with your kids over books

    How to bond with your kids over books
    Like many parents, I love, love, love reading to and with my kids. But I will also be the first to confess that sometimes, life just gets in the way of reading time. That’s because more often than not, we save our family reading time for the end of the day when we are all […]
  • The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids

    The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids
    Looking for fun news ways to get your kids up and moving each day? Exercise doesn’t have to be a drag. But I know how hard it can be to get kids out the door when all they really want is to continue their slug-fest on the sofa. Some kids can’t wait for an excuse […]
 
 
  • Great Green Goods ? Shopping the Eco-friendly Way!
  • Recycled Bicycle Window Art

    Recycled Bicycle Window Art
    27″ or 700c in size these colorful works of art are perfect for the bicycle lover in your life! They are made to order, so get your request in quickly to be able to deliver before the holidays. Recycled bicycle parts such as gears, cogs, chain and spokes which are beautifully welded together. Then traditional […]
  • Recycled Necklaces

    Recycled Necklaces
    If you want to break free of the “same-old, same-old,” I encourage you to check out Novica.† Novica is somehow connected with the National Geographic and it is a website full of fair trade treasures.† They work with artisans around the world helping them bring their crafts to a marketplace and earn a sustainable living.† […]
  • Artist self portrait from recycled bottle caps

    Artist self portrait from recycled bottle caps
    Mary Ellen Croteau – Artist and Agitator. (love the tag line, I can tell already that we’d be great friends). Working in Chicago, she created this self portrait titled, “CLOSE”, 8?x7? which was created from 7000 + plastic bottle caps, 2011. Visit her website: http://www.maryellencroteau.net/ Mary Ellen Croteau is an artist whose work directly addresses […]
  • Recycled Robots ? for your inner automoton

    Recycled Robots ? for your inner automoton
    Found art with personality! First up is Etsy artist, Ken Swallow who creates his “KenBots” in his “Bot Cave” down near Tampa, FL. His artwork runs the gamut of creatures, motorcycles, and ROBOTS. Many of his pieces have a steampunk influence. Very creative and wonderfully inventive! Check out his website at www.kenbots.com or his Etsy […]
  • Holiday Cards ? Eco-friendly options

    Holiday Cards ? Eco-friendly options
    Ordering holiday cards online is getting better every year so that now it is has evolved to be the easiest fastest and most painless process! There are many great companies to choose from. Many people sing the praises of Minted.com They have a unique approach where they hold monthly design challenges amongst graphic designers from […]
 
 
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  • Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020

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    Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020
    Magna intends to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV)?a subsidiary of the BAIC Group for electric cars?for the engineering and complete vehicle manufacturing of electric vehicles. Over the coming months, Magna and BJEV will work with authorities to implement legally binding joint-venture agreements which...
  • Stanford team uses nanodiamond thin film to stablize Li metal anode; significantly improved battery performance in half and Li-S full cells

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    Stanford team uses nanodiamond thin film to stablize Li metal anode; significantly improved battery performance in half and Li-S full cells
    Although Li metal anode are a promising enabler for high-energy-density next-generation battery systems, practical applications are severely hindered by low efficiency and potential safety hazards, largely due to the high reactivity of metallic Li toward liquid electrolytes. Now, a team of researchers at Stanford University has demonstrated the use of...
  • Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025; XC60 T8 PHEV as example

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    Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025; XC60 T8 PHEV as example
    Volvo Cars announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next-generation components that are as sustainable as...
  • Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries

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    Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries
    Researchers from Philipps-Universitšt Marburg, with colleagues from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Toyota Motor Europe, have investigated the role of void space on ion tranport in a composite cathode for solid-state Li-ion batteries. Their study, published in the Journal of Power Sources, reports a significant effect of residual voids in...
  • Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology

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    Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology
    Clariant?s a Catalysts business has formed an alliance with Hydrogenious Technologies to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications. Hydrogen?s very low density, high flammability and extreme volatility present significant challenges to both storage and transportation. Conventional storage methods typically involve either physical...