Category Archives: Being Green

If you spend enough time in nature, you gain an appreciation of its strength and its fragility. Here are some of the ways we can pitch in to keep green spaces green!

Cultivating Minimalism: a 30-Day Declutter Challenge

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What is “minimalism”? According to my favourite “experts” on the topic, The Minimalists, the answer to the question is… “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. Minimalism has helped us… Eliminate our discontent Reclaim our time Live in the moment Pursue our passions… Read more »

Back-to-School with gogoBags (+Giveaway Aug 26-Sept 9)

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  I know this post has “back-to-school” in the title of it, but let’s pretend that isn’t happening, okay? I want the summer to go on forever. I want more hikes, more camping, more road trips, more boat cruises, more sleepovers at the cottage, more… Read more »

Earth Day 2017: Every Day is Earth Day

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Today is not Earth Day, but it is the last day of Earth Month. I specifically chose not to post this updated list of our green habits on Earth Day because I am a firm believer that “every day is Earth Day”. I believe that the small changes and choices we make every day add up, that we are only… Read more »

Go Green Guide 2017 (+ Giveaway April 3-30)

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Welcome to Maman on the Trail’s Go Green Guide 2017! April is Earth Month – a time to take stock of all of the eco-friendly things we are doing in our lives, and all of the ways that we can do more to protect our beautiful planet. More specifically, April 22nd is Earth Day – a day to celebrate green… Read more »

Bummis Reusable Food Pouches Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As a family who spends so much time enjoying the outdoors, it is very important to us to be as green as we can. We are striving to live a more eco-friendly life, make more eco-conscious decisions, and adopt a minimalist lifestyle, but these… Read more »

Shiva’s Delight Vegan All-Natural Deodorant & More

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. I have been looking for a natural deodorant that I don’t hate for a while now. You know, one that I can wear to work AND while hiking, one that doesn’t leave me stinking before the day is over, one that isn’t too greasy… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Packing Less with Wool

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*This post contains affiliate links. After our first time backcountry camping with cloth diapers, we returned home feeling wise and wrote a list of do’s and don’ts. That list served us well in preparing for trip number two, and we had more success this time around. We repeated our do’s and avoided most of our don’ts and lightened our load… Read more »

BabeeGreens Wool Diaper Cover & Longies Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  “Why did we wait so long to try wool?!” I said to Trail Dad, halfway through our damp and difficult 9-hour hike, “we are carrying so much less, diaper changes are faster and he seems so cozy!” I may have also made some weird… Read more »

Lil Helper Charcoal Diaper & Change Mat Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In case you haven’t already noticed, we use cloth diapers. Some folks think that cloth diapers and the backcountry don’t mix. Well, that just isn’t the case! We have already proven that camping with cloth diapers is possible, and I’m here today to tell you… Read more »

Litsie Creations Reusable Snack Bag Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In celebration of Earth Day, I wrote a list of everything green that we’re doing, and ways that we can improve by next year. On the list of improvements, I noted that I would like to start using reusable snack bags. With the amount… Read more »

Maman’s DIY Dog Shampoo

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*This post contains affiliate links. No one likes a dirty dog or a smelly dog, but those are often the dogs that come home from adventures in the outdoors. So if you want to keep happily adventuring with your favourite furry friend, you need a good dog shampoo. When we first welcomed Kirby into our life, we purchased a mainstream… Read more »

Lessons on Litter-free Lunches

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Back in July, I wrote a guest post for Rochelle during the Love Your Lake campaign. Now she’s returning the favour and shedding some light on litter along with some tips for packing litter-free lunches.  *This post contains affiliate links. Written By: Rochelle Archibald, A Greener Future For two years, A Greener Future, the… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Dos & Don’ts

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*This post may contain affiliate links. Have you shied away from taking cloth diapers camping with you? Are you wondering if cloth diapering in the backcountry is a possibility? I am here today to tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE and WE’VE DONE IT! I don’t think I tell you often enough, but I’m not an expert. At anything really…. Read more »