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Category Archives: Sustainable Living

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 […]

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 […]

How to Build a Campfire and Leave No Trace

Posted on July 21st, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger A campfire doesn’t just provide light and heat; it’s a time-honored tradition that brings groups together and creates a wonderful, unique atmosphere. But campfires that aren’t built properly can be dangerous for both people and the environment. Here are a few tips on how to build a campfire that’s fun, […]

Plugging into the Power of Positive Change

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Posted by John Maravich, Manufacturing Facility Engineering Manager You hear a lot about green power these days: solar, wind, hydroelectricity, etc. That’s because the potential benefit for all of us, and the planet we share, is meaningful. In terms of wind alone, more than 80 countries are now plugging into this plentiful resource as an […]

Composting for Kids: Teach Your Kids to Handle the Trash

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A bit of composting for kids can be as educational as it is enjoyable. They’ll love setting up the bin and finding the necessary ingredients from the kitchen to feed the pile. Composting is an ideal, fun way to teach kids about recycling, and shows them that even the […]