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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 Lemon Bars

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Author: Seventh Generation

When we think spring, we think fresh, light, citrus flavors - and these lemon bars are the perfect dessert to welcome warmer temperatures! We've adapted this recipe from Natural Sweet Recipes' Healthy Lemon Bars.

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Is It Time for a New Anti-Littering Movement?

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Author: Erin Gettler

The snow’s been melting. It’s almost gone here, and that’s a welcome sight. But as it disappears, it’s leaving behind a whole season’s worth of garbage: coffee cups, party balloons, cigarette butts, take-out bags and containers lining the sides of the highways.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for the Mudroom

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Author: Seventh Generation

Spring is officially here – and as the days get warmer, many of us start spending as much time as we can outdoors. Whether you’re tackling yard work, tending to your garden or taking in a little-league game, your mudroom will be the first place in your home to catch those spring messes. Get it ready – and keep it clean – with these spring-cleaning tips: 

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Leftovers are Warming Up the Planet

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Author: the Inkslinger

Almost everyone has a science experiment or two hiding in their refrigerator. (Say, is that last summer's lasagna or an undiscovered species of mushroom?) But food waste creates more than scientific curiosities. It's an environmental problem, too.

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How To Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

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Easter is right around the corner, and when it comes to this spring holiday, dying eggs is one of our favorite childhood memories. Instead of store-bought kits and food coloring packets, let your little ones get involved in creating natural dyes from common fruits, vegetables and spices. 

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Recipes We Love: Homemade Raspberry & Mango Fruit Leather

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Author: Seventh Generation

Say goodbye to artificial coloring and sweeteners with these easy, homemade fruit leathers – no dehydrator needed! Mango and honey add some sweetness to the naturally-tart raspberries, but you can always adjust how much you’d like to use depending on desired taste. Perfect for kid’s snack time, school lunches or an on-the-go snack for yourself. 

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Statement on RSPO

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Author: Seventh Generation

We’ve long been committed to supporting the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) efforts to ensure that palm oil production is legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial.

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Superfood Smoothie with Acai and Goji

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Author: Seventh Generation

We're a big fan of smoothies. Packed with nutrients and convenient enough for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, they're a great way to add some natural energy to your day. This superfood smoothie is made with acai, goji and chia seeds for an extra boost. 

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Enjoying Kid's Different Stages

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We have two children in very different phases. My toddler son is in preschool, holds grown-up conversation, and has very specific likes and dislikes. The baby is still just an adorable ball of squish and snuggle. I love seeing how my older boy is forming his own opinions, practicing his own voice, asserting himself as a person.

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Eating Without Cooking the Climate

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Author: the Inkslinger

There are a lot of things that contribute to our so-called “climate footprint,” the total amount of global warming greenhouse gas emissions that our lives create. Transportation is number one. Our homes clock in at number two. And would you believe the number three thing that’s eating up the atmosphere is food?

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