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Teaching Sustainability in Schools

Guest blog by Shawna Spencer, a recovering educator. With years of teaching in the public school system behind her, she now uses her English and Education degree and writing skills as a freelance copy and content writer. As a mother, she’s still educating, as she strives to teach her own kids to be more conscientious,…

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Sustainable Businesses in Oklahoma City

Traveling to Oklahoma City and wondering about some sustainable businesses to visit? Well, recently, I was too. I love to travel, and always make it a point to visit places that demonstrate a commitment to similar values as mine: sustainability, social justice, and conservationism. I was thrilled to find a number of businesses in OKC…

Sustainable Wooden Toys: Worth the Hype?

“Sustainable Wooden Toys: Worth the Hype?” is a guest blog by copywriter and blogger Sarah Edwards. Sarah writes to engage and educate audiences about everything from early childhood development to alternative medicine. Her conversations with readers draw upon professional experience as an educator and personal experience as a mama.  You can find out more about…

The Benefits of Dandelions: Nutrition For All

We have hundreds of dandelions growing in our yard. Where once, I saw these as weeds, I’ve come around to liking their pop of color in amongst the bright green grass of spring, that I’ve missed so much over the winter. I also have developed quite the respect for dandelions over the last few years….

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Is Plastic a Sustainable Material?

As a sustainability advocate, you may find it strange that I am asking if plastic is a sustainable material… if we know anything about sustainability at this point, it’s probably that plastic is the worst. But there is good reason to ask the question, since it’s so hard to avoid plastics. Personally, I don’t like…

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Why Isn’t Everyone an Environmentalist?

Why isn’t everyone an environmentalist? I can’t tell you how many times I have wondered that. I’ve not quite understood how it isn’t something everyone can agree on- the protection of the space in which you live, work, raise families, and play.  The very space… the only space, which gives you everything you have in…

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Why Use Reusable Water Bottles vs Bottled Water?

Benefits of Reusable Water Bottles Getting in the habit of using reusable water bottles vs bottled water is a must in the check list of sustainability.  Even if you haven’t given it much thought, it makes sense.  But today, let’s give it some thought.  Let’s look at some facts around plastic water bottles and arm…

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14 Easy, Sustainable Self-Care Ideas

“14 Easy, Sustainable Self-Care Ideas” is a guest blog by Arlette Diederiks of My Green Goodiebag sustainable self-care for stressful times Practicing self-care is so important in keeping some level of sanity during times of stress. Many of us have experienced stress, with the pandemic and lockdowns all over the globe. We don´t seem to…

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Cost Savings of Cloth Napkins vs. Single-Use Paper Napkins

Are there any cost savings of cloth napkins over single use cheap paper napkins? After all, paper napkins are incredibly inexpensive. And this is one of the main complaints I hear about being sustainable: it’s too expensive.  I’ve struggled to understand this, because truly being sustainable means using what you have, not purchasing things you…

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