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What to Wear Hiking: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger New England is home to several picturesque states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Hiking is definitely popular among New Englanders. Whether you choose a classic hike like Mount Monadnock or Mount Washington in New Hampshire, or a larger setting such as Acadia National Park in Maine, [...]

Tom’s of Maine Back to School Sweepstakes Official Rules

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Tom’s of Maine Back to School Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. How to enter: Tom’s of Maine (“Sponsor”) invites you (“Entrant”) to enter the Back to School Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, all entries must [...]

Five Books for Kids that Teach Sustainability

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger “What does sustainability mean?” . . . “Why is recycling important?” Answering some of your kids’ questions can be tricky, but reading can make these topics easier for them to understand. Make good use of summer reading time by encouraging books for kids to learn about conservation, and the importance [...]

Halloween Costume Ideas: Spooktacular Recycled Costumes

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Go green for Halloween and skip the cookie-cutter, store-bought costumes in favor of some unique, recycled ones. You’ll save money, encourage creativity, and most importantly, teach the importance of environmental sustainability. Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas you can make from recycled materials. Cardboard Creativity Cardboard boxes are one [...]

How to Make Apple Cider at Home

Posted on August 17th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Growing up, my mom made homemade apple cider each fall. We drank it hot with a cinnamon stick. Now that I have my own child, I’ve been brewing up some of my own, especially during apple picking season when I end up with more apples than I know what to [...]

Making Treats from Your Carved Pumpkin

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger As soon as students go back to school in autumn, it seems like Halloween and carved pumpkin decorations are right around the corner. Pumpkins are versatile vegetables that actually make delicious, savory treats, and it’s easy to combine the traditional pumpkin-carving fun with a tasty meal made up of the [...]