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Manda Aufochs Gillespie

 Manda Aufochs Gillespie, aka The Green Mama, writes, teaches, and consults on growing greener families, homes, and businesses. She has been featured on the TV shows Save My Planet and The Lazy Environmentalist and in news media in the US and Canada.  Get the latest savvy green living advice at www.thegreenmama.com.  

Vancouverites are bad sports, but who pays?

On Wednesday night when the Canucks lost in game seven of the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins it was reminiscent of their 1994 defeat in game seven to the New York Rangers. The disappointing game...

How to make compost in your apartment

The Green Mama explains the ins and out of composting for urban dwellers, and the lazy.

Composting is Sexy with the Red Dragon: the indoor, electric-assist composting appliance

The Green Mama shows just how sexy composting can be when she tells how she fell in love with her little red composting appliance: The Red Dragon.

Composting is sexy with the Red Dragon

The Green Mama shows just how sexy composting can be when she tells how she fell in love with her little red composting appliance: The Red Dragon.

Breastfeeding mom says, "Shame on you," to newspaper for chastising nursing mother

Manda Aufochs Gillespie reads her response to the Vancouver Sun's piece that criticized a woman for breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding is considered a human right in Canada and is protected under...

Vancouver Sun shames woman for breastfeeding in public

Breastfeeding is protected as a human right in B.C., but that doesn't stop some from criticizing women who do it.

Eleven effective habits for a greener 2011

Everyone's doing it: green is the new bottom line. Can being green become just another effective habit for you this year?

The Green Mama's Guide to Greening Christmas (and any other Winter Holiday)

The Green Mama shows you how to celebrate more, spend less, and all around green your holiday.

How to REALLY green your child's classroom in five easy steps

There is a lot of talk about going green, but many schools haven't caught up. Kids our most vulnerable and they spend 1/3 of their days in schools, many that are making them sick. What can you REALLY

B.C. judge orders Alice Jongerden not to milk cows

Supporters and shareholders filled the courtroom in New Westminster, B.C. today to witness whether dairy farmer Alice Jongerden would be found in contempt of court for continuing to milk the cows...