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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

This Year, Celebrate a Green Halloween!

Posted on October 28th, 2014

By Jennifer L. of Eco Child’s Play For my daughter, Halloween is the epitome of holidays. She has always been enamored with the festivities and creativity if this fall holiday. In fact, when she got her first costume as toddler, she wore Pooh Bear around all day and would have a tantrum if I wanted […]

Energy Saving Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

Posted on October 27th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger After the fun and sun of summer, transitioning to cooler weather and greater time spent indoors may be difficult, especially for kids. To increase your family’s comfort on cold winter days – without increasing your heating bill – here are a few easy tips for keeping warm this winter. […]

How to Create a Backyard Greenhouse

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Don’t want to give up your beloved garden for the winter? You don’t have to. A backyard greenhouse can help you extend your growing season so you can enjoy fresh food all year long. Here are some tips to help you build a greenhouse in your very own backyard: Choose […]

This Year’s Hottest Eco Friendly Gifts For The Holidays

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Thoughtful gifts not only come from the heart, but they also have the environment in mind. Going green for the holidays is easier than ever with so many exciting and unique gifts to choose from. Here are this year’s hottest eco friendly gifts. Green Gadgets Going green doesn’t have to […]

How to Make Soy Candles for Gift-Giving

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s never too early to get a jump on hostess gifts and creative holiday ideas. This fall, I’ve been experimenting with how to make soy candles at home. They’re the perfect little surprise for that hard-to-shop-for person, because you can personalize candles with scents, colors, and decorative details. Why […]

What Is Ecotourism and Why Should You Care?

Posted on October 7th, 2014

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Imagine your family trekking along the Arabian Dessert or taking in the views along the Costa Rican shoreline. We all want to visit and experience nature’s most beautiful sights, but we should try to do so in a way that doesn’t damage the same environment we’re admiring. That’s where […]

Four Family Adventures: FUN & Earth Friendly

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Posted by Sayward, Bonzai Aphrodite New and exciting family adventures provide a wonderful opportunity to show children appreciation for our precious planet Earth, while having a blast, learning new skills, and spending good quality time together. Here are four of our family’s favorite earth friendly outings: 1. Visit A U-Pick Farm There’s nothing more delicious […]

America Recycles Day: 6 Interesting Recycling Facts

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger America Recycles Day takes place every November 15 to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. In honor of this upcoming event, here are six little-known recycling facts and interesting tidbits that you can share with friends and family to inspire and encourage recycling: 1. Four Pounds per […]