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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

Ten Unique Healthy Resolutions to Try in 2014

Posted on February 3rd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make the biggest difference in your life. As we transition into 2014, many of us will be thinking about making healthy resolutions to improve our lives over the next 12 months. Instead of going with boring and unspecific “weight loss” resolutions, here are 10 [...]

Valentine’s Day: Fun Alternative Date Ideas

Posted on February 1st, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Instead of spending Valentine’s Day or date night doing the same dinner-and-a-movie routine, why not try something a little different? Have a fun, unique experience that even manages to be eco-friendly with these non-traditional date ideas. Flowers, My Lady Flowers are a beautiful and traditional Valentine’s gift, but they can [...]

Cabin Fever Crafts for Kids

Posted on January 14th, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Weekends or days off from school are typically filled with outdoor adventures and playtime, but what do you do when a winter snowstorm hits? Crafts for kids can help beat their stuck-inside blues. These cabin-fever cures are entertaining and can be made from materials you likely already have in [...]

Environmentally Friendly Snow Removal

Posted on January 13th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A snowy winter brings excitement for kids looking forward to skiing, sledding, and building forts in the backyard. Adults may appreciate snow’s beauty, but we also associate the sight of white flakes with the difficult task of snow removal. Recently, new technology and chemical mixtures have been created to [...]

Create a Sustainable Winter Wardrobe: 5 Tips for Winter Shopping

Posted on December 31st, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger As winter settles in across the country, it’s time to fill the holes in your winter wardrobe. It’s possible to create a winter style that looks good, keeps you warm, and minimizes the environmental impact of your clothing. Here are a few hints for choosing sustainable items to make sure [...]

5 Easy Recycled Holiday Ornaments

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Make your holidays eco-friendly by decorating with repurposed materials. Making homemade ornaments is also a great way to get your family involved in a green holiday tradition. Try these fun ideas to create some beautiful recycled holiday ornaments with items you already have on hand. Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments I [...]

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 [...]