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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

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 [...]

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A [...]

Top 5 Going Green for Summer Tips + Highlights from the #GreenMatters Twitter Chat

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Lindsey G., So Easy Being Green If you were around Twitter last Tuesday night you probably saw some great tweets being shared. That’s because we were chatting just how #GreenMatters and sharing some great going green tips for the Summer!  I had an absolute blast sharing my top 5 tips and most importantly learned [...]

How to Build a Campfire and Leave No Trace

Posted on July 21st, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger A campfire doesn’t just provide light and heat; it’s a time-honored tradition that brings groups together and creates a wonderful, unique atmosphere. But campfires that aren’t built properly can be dangerous for both people and the environment. Here are a few tips on how to build a campfire that’s fun, [...]

How to Make Your Own Flower Design with Backyard Flowers

Posted on June 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Flower arrangements brighten up any room. Creating your own flower design with backyard blooms is easy and inexpensive, and a lot greener than store-bought creations. Here are some flower arrangement ideas to help you create the prettiest bouquet around. Option 1: Asters, Zinnias, and More If you have lots [...]

How to Make a Fairy House

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger If your child has already lost a baby tooth, he probably left it under the pillow for the tooth fairy in the hopes of a special treat in return. Another way for kids to get into the spirit of the tooth fairy is to help them build a fairy house [...]