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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings […]

Six Earth-Friendly School Supplies for the New School Year

Posted on September 1st, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger It’s that wonderful time of year again, when kids head back to school. When you go shopping for all of those new notebooks, pencils, and backpacks, consider loading your cart with green and sustainable school supplies. Here are a few eco friendly products to consider. Recycled Notebooks Aside from saving […]

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 […]