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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is the place to be.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan + Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Bread

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Author: Seventh Generation

Can you ever go wrong with banana bread? We don’t think so. Our recipe is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for any crowd! For extra sweetness, the riper the banana, the better. 

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Unclog Your Sink Without Iffy Chemicals

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Author: Seventh Generation

Clogged drain and you don't want to reach for those harsh-smelling drain cleaners? Using a simple mix of ingredients you probably have in your home already, you can unclog your sink naturally in a matter of minutes! 

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Dinner Plans for The Future

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Author: the Inkslinger

First there was the USDA food pyramid, a helpful visual guide to healthier eating. Five years ago, the pyramid turned into a plate. Now there are rumors the plate may soon feature a diet that boosts the environment, too. But what exactly does our dinner look like when we eat with more than ourselves in mind? 

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Recipe We Love: Energy-Boosting Green Smoothie

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Author: Seventh Generation

Cold, dreary weather have your mornings feeling a little ‘blah’? Start your routine with a quick, healthy burst of energy! Our green smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals to help you feel recharged and ready to take on the day. 

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Why I Let My Toddler Get Messy

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I never thought I'd be someone who was ok with messes. I feel best when things are tidy and clean. Unfortunately, I have a toddler. As it turns out, his perspective on mess-making slightly differs from mine.

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Seventh Generation Receives B Corp Recertification!

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Author: Seventh Generation

We have exciting news! As a part of our bi-annual certification process, we’ve not only recertified as a B Corporation for another term, but we’ve achieved our best score yet. 

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Monarchs Flying to Better Days?

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Author: the Inkslinger

There may be snow on the ground, but believe it or not the great annual monarch butterfly migration has only recently ended. Worryingly, it hasn’t been nearly as great in recent years as it should be, but the news from Mexico says there’s hope yet.

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Phthalates and Pregnancy: The Risks of Prenatal Exposure

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Author: Seventh Generation

A new study that explores the association between exposure to phthalates and children’s IQs has sparked concern – and rightfully so. Phthalates are common chemicals found in many products around the home – ranging from soaps and dryer sheets to shower curtains and raincoats. 

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Life Hacks for the Busy Mom

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Author: Seventh Generation

With two young kids, Margo feels like she has limited energy and mental space - and like most parents, she needs to maximize her time! That’s where life hacks come in. After reaching out to her network of fellow parents (including co-workers here at Seventh Generation), she's compiled some great tips to help life run a little more smoothly. Read on for her great tips!

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Tap These Apps & Get Your Green To Go

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Author: the Inkslinger

They say you never forget your first time, and I certainly remember mine: When I finally got my hands on an iPad, it was like holding the future. From smart home gizmos and music streaming to books and movies, it put the world in my hands and started saving it, too, with “green” apps that make it easy to live sustainably.

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