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Alternatives to toxic drycleaning: what and why and how

The Green Mama speaks with the CBC on the dangers of traditional drycleaning and the benefits of the greener alternatives

I was interviewed for a show on PERC done by the CBC and I am using this opportunity to finally do a blog about the problems of drycleaning and the healtheir alternatives. Thank you CBC for taking on this interesting issue.

The Green Mama Reviews the Strolex TriplePlay 5-in-1 Carseat/Stroller

The Sit n Stroll Carseat is the best carseat on wheels

Thred-Up: Online Kids Clothing Consignment for the U.S.

ThredUp Makes Shopping (& Selling) for Kids's Clothes Easy, Green, & Affordable

Did you know that average consumer throws away 68 pounds of clothing each year?  Disturbing, right?  If that statistic leaves you feeling a little uneasy, let me introduce you to thredUP!  thredUP is an online kids consignment shop that has already helped to recycle over 200,000 pounds of clothing. It’s an easy (and fun!) way for you to teach your kids about the importance of recycling and making other eco friendly choices.

Kinder Swag: Canada's On-line Consignment Store for Kid Stuff

Kinder Swag makes buying & selling kid stuff easy for Canadian parents

I like finding used kid gear for my little one and — let’s face it — it’s often still in next to new condition by the time little ones have grown out of it!  Plus, who doesn’t love a deal? I also feel good about passing on my gently used things for the benefit of other families.  

And now, my life has just become easier!  

Diapers: Another Problem Facing Parents in the Third World

gDiapers in Guatemala: The Green Mama and gDiapers Bring Cloth Diapering Help to Poor Parents in a Poor Country

Last year when I went to Guatemala with my baby and young daughter, I was horrified. Yes, at the spiders and scorpions and Giardia, but even more at the daily dilemma around diapering babies.

What is Greenwashing? Green lies, green myths, green washers...beware!

Greenwashing: You are at risk. The Green Mama helps you avoid falling prey to greenwashers.

What is greenwashing? Greenwashing is using the language of "green" to make a product, person, company--or whatever--appear healthier for people and planet than it really is. 

Composting 101: Demystifying Compost for Urban & Apartment Dwellers

The Green Mama’s guide to backyard compost piles, composters, tumblers, vermicompost (worm bins), and electric-assist composters


At The Green Mama we spend a lot of our time researching green living topics. You can peak into some of these topics and our findings in our green living 101 section and read articles we have published in other sources. If there is a topic you want to know more about but don't see Ask The Green Mama.

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