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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

Kids Dress-Up Clothes: Create a Dress-Up Box with Recycled Clothes

Posted on April 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Kids dress-up clothes are a great tool for encouraging imaginative play. Why spend money on expensive costumes that children will quickly outgrow when you can recycle your own old clothes into a fun dress-up box? Recycled clothes are not only eco-friendly, but they may also encourage kids to get more [...]

Is Cloth Diaper Service Worth It? One Parent Weighs In

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger In my social circles, there is a lot of talk about cloth diapers and whether they are an asset or an annoyance. Though we all want the best for our babies, budgets, and the environment, some of us are unwilling to make the switch to cloth diapers, while others swear [...]

Green Gifting: Mothers Day Ideas for Kids

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Is your little one curious about Mother’s Day? Help your child create a special gift for Mom or a Grandmother this weekend. Share these green, environmentally-friendly Mothers Day ideas for kids with your little one! A Poem from the Heart Head to the craft store and pick out some [...]

Teach Your Kids How to Go Green with Fun Activities

Posted on March 24th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Parents who teach their kids how to go green want to impart knowledge, but they also want their families to genuinely care about the environment and value conservation. The goal is joyful responsibility, not behavior modification. So how do we give our families that zeal for environmental goodness? First, learning [...]

Top Eco-Friendly Toys That Encourage Creativity

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Choosing to provide your children with eco-friendly toys doesn’t mean you are limiting their opportunities. In fact, this type of toy can encourage creative play, which helps foster mental growth in children, gives them an outlet for self-expression, and helps them express and understand their feelings. Additionally, toys that are [...]

Green Myth: Paper Bags over Plastic

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger For years, environmentally conscious grocery shoppers have opted for paper bags over plastic. In 2007, the city of San Francisco made national headlines when it banned disposable plastic grocery bags, kicking off a trend that was duplicated in progressive communities around the world. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned actions may do more [...]

Buying In Season Food Is Only a Short Trip Away

Posted on March 17th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Have you ever tried to purchase local produce or meat at your favorite store? Doing so has recently become easier, since most grocery stores have established areas for items raised or grown within a nearby geographical area. Grocers now recognize that many savvy shoppers want to buy food from happy [...]