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Category Archives: Sustainable Living

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 [...]

Teach Your Kids How to Go Green with Fun Activities

Posted on March 24th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Parents who teach their kids how to go green want to impart knowledge, but they also want their families to genuinely care about the environment and value conservation. The goal is joyful responsibility, not behavior modification. So how do we give our families that zeal for environmental goodness? First, learning [...]

Top Eco-Friendly Toys That Encourage Creativity

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Choosing to provide your children with eco-friendly toys doesn’t mean you are limiting their opportunities. In fact, this type of toy can encourage creative play, which helps foster mental growth in children, gives them an outlet for self-expression, and helps them express and understand their feelings. Additionally, toys that are [...]

Green Myth: Paper Bags over Plastic

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger For years, environmentally conscious grocery shoppers have opted for paper bags over plastic. In 2007, the city of San Francisco made national headlines when it banned disposable plastic grocery bags, kicking off a trend that was duplicated in progressive communities around the world. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned actions may do more [...]

Buying In Season Food Is Only a Short Trip Away

Posted on March 17th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Have you ever tried to purchase local produce or meat at your favorite store? Doing so has recently become easier, since most grocery stores have established areas for items raised or grown within a nearby geographical area. Grocers now recognize that many savvy shoppers want to buy food from happy [...]