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Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama

San Diego, California
My name is Dawn and welcome to Small Footprint Family! As a new parent and longtime environmentalist, this blog is about my family’s adventures in learning to reduce our environmental impact, take good care of ourselves, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life so we can ensure an abundant,... Full Bio
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How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

I've never blindly trusted the chemicals in sunscreens. Why should I trade short-term protection for long-term harm, especially when there are...

Eco Friendly Home Building

Resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing, and energy efficiency has never been more important. With the world’s population predicted to...

The Little Solar Flashlight that Makes a Big Difference

As an environmental blogger, I am often asked to review products. But honestly, most of them don’t make the cut, so you never hear about them....

How to Grow Snap and Snow Peas

Peas are pretty easy to grow. Just give them cool, spring weather, composted soil that drains well, and some climbing support. If you’re short...

How to Grow Beets

Both beets and Swiss chard are different varieties within the same plant family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) and their edible leaves share a...
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