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Category Archives: Caring for our Living Planet

What Is Ecotourism and Why Should You Care?

Posted on October 7th, 2014

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Imagine your family trekking along the Arabian Dessert or taking in the views along the Costa Rican shoreline. We all want to visit and experience nature’s most beautiful sights, but we should try to do so in a way that doesn’t damage the same environment we’re admiring. That’s where […]

Four Family Adventures: FUN & Earth Friendly

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Posted by Sayward, Bonzai Aphrodite New and exciting family adventures provide a wonderful opportunity to show children appreciation for our precious planet Earth, while having a blast, learning new skills, and spending good quality time together. Here are four of our family’s favorite earth friendly outings: 1. Visit A U-Pick Farm There’s nothing more delicious […]

America Recycles Day: 6 Interesting Recycling Facts

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger America Recycles Day takes place every November 15 to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. In honor of this upcoming event, here are six little-known recycling facts and interesting tidbits that you can share with friends and family to inspire and encourage recycling: 1. Four Pounds per […]

Reduce Reuse Recycle: Four Fun Activities to Teach Kids About Reducing Waste

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Though the three Rs, reduce reuse recycle, are catchy, teaching kids what they actually mean can be a bit more challenging. Reusing and recycling are fairly easy concepts to learn, even for younger kids, but what about “reduce”? Hands-on activities that are both fun and educational are always a […]

How to Leave No Trace While Hiking

Posted on September 15th, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger Fall is the perfect time for hiking; the weather is cooling down, but it’s still pleasant enough to be outside. Remnants of summer are uncommon, and the air can be wonderfully crisp in the morning. Hiking is a great way to get in touch with the environment, but don’t touch […]