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Reduce Reuse Recycle: Four Fun Activities to Teach Kids About Reducing Waste

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Though the three Rs, reduce reuse recycle, are catchy, teaching kids what they actually mean can be a bit more challenging. Reusing and recycling are fairly easy concepts to learn, even for younger kids, but what about “reduce”? Hands-on activities that are both fun and educational are always a [...]

Three Community Service Ideas That Don’t Cost a Dime

Posted on September 18th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Since college, I’ve been an active volunteer in my community. From raising funds for an animal welfare foundation to helping out in weekly therapeutic horseback riding classes, I enjoy giving back—especially when it doesn’t cost anything! “Community is about taking care of our families, coworkers and people in need. [...]

Sweet Potato Recipe: A Healthy Dessert Alternative

Posted on September 18th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger People are taking better care of themselves more than ever. Regular exercise and clean eating provide a solid foundation for a happy and healthy life. But if you’re like me, and you have a bit of a sweet tooth, sometimes maintaining those good eating habits is easier said than [...]

Benefits of Yoga for Athletes in Four Sports

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger The benefits of yoga are well known. The ancient practice aims to revitalize the mind, body, and soul and features many disciplines, from Raja to Hatha. Physically, it appeals to athletes because it can be used to promote everything from flexibility to stress relief. Yoga for Running One of the [...]

How to Leave No Trace While Hiking

Posted on September 15th, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger Fall is the perfect time for hiking; the weather is cooling down, but it’s still pleasant enough to be outside. Remnants of summer are uncommon, and the air can be wonderfully crisp in the morning. Hiking is a great way to get in touch with the environment, but don’t touch [...]

How to Make Almond Butter at Home

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Homemade almond butter is a regular in my household. I like to slather it on rice cakes, mix it up in smoothies and use it make ants on a log for my son. It’s pretty incredible – and surprisingly easy to make. You only need a food processor, some high-quality [...]

Four Volunteer Opportunities at Your Child’s School

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Schools are the heart of every community. So why not look to them for volunteer opportunities and ways to give back? Whether it’s your child, grandchild, or neighbor’s child, you can offer to help out in the youngster’s school district to improve the quality of the local education system. [...]