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Category Archives: Sustainable Living

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]