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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

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 [...]

Kids Dress-Up Clothes: Create a Dress-Up Box with Recycled Clothes

Posted on April 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Kids dress-up clothes are a great tool for encouraging imaginative play. Why spend money on expensive costumes that children will quickly outgrow when you can recycle your own old clothes into a fun dress-up box? Recycled clothes are not only eco-friendly, but they may also encourage kids to get more [...]

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 [...]

Green Gifting: Mothers Day Ideas for Kids

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Is your little one curious about Mother’s Day? Help your child create a special gift for Mom or a Grandmother this weekend. Share these green, environmentally-friendly Mothers Day ideas for kids with your little one! A Poem from the Heart Head to the craft store and pick out some [...]