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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 [...]

How Youth Sports Can Introduce Kids to Fitness

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]

How to Pick Your Own Blueberries

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Just last week, I took my three-year-old blueberry picking at a local organic blueberry farm near our home. I taught him how to pick the ripest blueberries (the big, juicy blue ones) and showed him how they grow. We came home with three pounds of fresh blueberries, and have since [...]