Parenting Through a Pandemic: Perspectives from a Working Mom

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The pandemic is reshaping the notion of work-life balance, there is no perfect or simple solution. In trying to figure out how to begin the long journey back to a sense of normalcy at home and at work, I’m revisiting some of the things that (used to) work for me. How can I prioritize? Where can I improve?

Going Zero-Plastic for a Week: Lessons in Conscious Consumption

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In early December of 2018, the Royal Statistical Society announced their international statistic of the year: 90.5%. This number stood for the portion of plastic waste that has never been recycled, totaling roughly 6,300 million metric tons. While a part of that staggering number comes from industrial and commercial development, the vast majority is from small, everyday single-use plastic that can easily be avoided. From shopping bags to water bottles, plastic has become ingrained in our daily lives.

Three Ways to Responsibly Dispose of (or Reuse) Your Holiday Tree

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Every year in the United States, approximately 25-30 million Christmas or holiday trees are bought and sold. Of these, many millions are thrown away and sent to the landfill. If you purchased a real tree this year, think twice before throwing it out—and wasting all that potential. There are a whole host of other ways you can dispose of—or reuse—your tree to create real value in your home or your community.

How and Why to Give Back This Holiday Season

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The holidays are fast approaching, and in many cultures, this is the season for spending time with loved ones—and the season for giving. What better way to spread the holiday cheer in your community than by giving back?

5 Easy Changes That Reduced My Plastic Consumption—with Big Impacts

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When the G7 Ministers of the Environment recently met in Halifax, Nova Scotia to specifically discuss the big problem of plastic garbage clogging our oceans around the world, it was mainly because scientists found that it finds its way into our own food chain. Plastics break down into small particles that look like food to fish. They ingest it and digest it, and they, in turn are eaten by us, or more importantly, our children. The ministers were told a plastic bag takes 500 years to break down, and the use of plastics is increasing, not decreasing, which means the problem will only get bigger if nothing is done.

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