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Cara Smusiak

Cara Smusiak

Cara believes using natural products and eliminating harsh or synthetic chemicals leads to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She grew up in a family that recycled just about everything, avoided harsh cleaners and heavily-scented products, and often turned to holistic medicine. Cara has degrees in art history and journalism, and has taken classes in environmental toxicology and environmental geology. She is passionate about healthy and natural living, environmental awareness and policy, and holistic health care.

Articles Written

  • Green Camping : Put Nature First

    Green Camping : Put Nature First

    Green camping may seem redundant—what's more green that spending a weekend or a week or two in the wilderness? But many campgrounds cater to our comforts rather than nature, and a lot of campers are anything but green. The good news is,...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: August 04, 2010
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  • Foraging is Green Eating at its Purest

    Foraging is Green Eating at its Purest

    When people think of eco-friendly foods, they often think of organic foods and family farms. But foraging for wild foods is perhaps the purest way to eat green. Foraging is harvesting indigenous, wild plants and fungi, as well as fishing and...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: July 23, 2010
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  • Greener Living: Driveway Sealing & Repaving

    Greener Living: Driveway Sealing & Repaving

    Summer is swiftly approaching, and you know what that means: it's construction and home improvement season. Across America, homeowners will be repaving or adding a layer of tar to their asphalt, but before you call up your local driveway builder,...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: May 28, 2010
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  • 40 Ways You Can Go Green on Earth Day

    40 Ways You Can Go Green on Earth Day

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day started as a protest of sorts, a counterculture movement that united Americans and shed light on environmental issues. By the turn of the century more than 180 countries were involved in...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: April 21, 2010
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  • Traveling & Souvenirs

    Traveling & Souvenirs

    An exotic tortoiseshell necklace, an unusual bone statue, a lovely piece of corral—it's always tempting to bring home a little token of your spring vacation, but what may seem like a simple souvenir is often anything but. Goods made from animal...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: April 16, 2010
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