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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

Three Family Weekend Getaways the Kids will Love

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Who says learning stops when the last bell rings? With the school year winding down, it’s time to plan family weekend getaways. And venturing just a few hours away to the areas neighboring your town is often all you need to unwind. From proper farming to clean water, here [...]

How to Throw the Best Kids’ Summer Solstice Party

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger The summer solstice is quickly approaching! Each year on June 21, the earth’s northern hemisphere tilts closet to the sun, making it the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. This event provides plenty of learning experiences for little ones and offers up the perfect [...]

A Personalized Toothbrush Holder Makes a Kid’s Creativity Shine

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Are you having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth? Making it fun will help! By holding a special in-house craft day, you can have the kids create a personalized toothbrush holder that will inspire them to brush their teeth every day. Let their individual personalities shine, [...]

Finding a Sustainable Kids Camp that Raises Eco-Awareness

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When school’s out, a kids camp provides fun new learning experiences for children. Camps can offer all sorts of activities, including sports, science, art, and music programs. Sustainable and environmentally friendly practices aren’t exclusive to traditional nature camps. Many long-term and day camps emphasize sustainability, and raise eco-awareness [...]

Keep Garden Pests Away: Three Chemical-free Gardening Ideas to Try this Spring

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger It’s gardening time in the Midwest, so I’m ready to dig in the soil, pick out plants, and enjoy homegrown veggies. Unfortunately, I’m also on the lookout for garden pests. A few years ago the rabbits ate all my squash blooms, removed the row of carrots, and left nothing [...]

How to Make Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Your Kids

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a fun holiday for all the family, and the perfect chance to teach your children about Mexican history. Decorating for this special holiday does not need to conflict with your environmental values. In fact, it’s an opportunity to create decorations by repurposing items that [...]

Is a Cloth Diaper Service Worth It?

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Have you considered cloth diapering your baby? If so, you probably already know that the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. There are so many choices (prefolds, pocket diapers, all-in-ones, and more). Each option requires a slightly different method for diapering and washing. You also have the option [...]