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Category Archives: Environment

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Be Environmentally Conscious: Four Field Trips to Inspire Your Child

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger If you want to teach your child how to be environmentally conscious, consider planning a green field trip. Seeing a recycling center up close or getting hands-on at a thrift store could spark interest in an eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are a few show-and-tell ideas to help you explore recycling [...]

Transit Bikes Reducing Large Cities’ Carbon Footprint

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger Large cities are looking toward transit bikes and public transportation to help relieve congestion on city streets while reducing the carbon footprint that is a byproduct of motor vehicle transportation. It’s not a secret that residents of United States are some of the worst carbon footprint offenders, especially in [...]

Try Farm to Table Eating This Weekend

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger If your plans for the weekend include a romantic meal, make a reservation at a farm to table restaurant. This grassroots eating concept allows guests to try locally produced foods and indulge in seasonal specialties prepared by culinary artists. Where Does Food Come From? Whether you live in a [...]

5 Tips For Giving Eco Friendly Toys This Holiday

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Holiday shopping can be overwhelming enough without the added stress of trying to find environmentally friendly gifts. Here are a few simple steps you can take to find eco friendly toys and give green gifts this holiday season. 1. Shop to Grow The best environmentally friendly toys are the ones [...]

5 Holiday Recycling Tips

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With all the extra cooking, shopping, gift wrapping, entertaining, and guests during the holiday season, there’s bound to be additional waste. For me, it’s the perfect time to amp up my reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Kick off your holiday recycling efforts with one of these ideas! 1. Recycle Gift [...]