Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings [...]
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Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger The benefits of cycling to and from work are numerous, both for the rider and the environment. The most obvious benefit is to your health. Getting out of the car and onto a bike is a surefire way to burn calories. A woman who weighs 135 pounds, according to Women’s [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger “Paddleboard yoga” is just what you think: practicing yoga while floating on a paddleboard. The concept has recently become the latest sensation in the yoga world, and it is apparent in its numerous benefits. Yoga on the water offers a completely different experience than in a studio. It’s calm, soothing, [...]
Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger New England is home to several picturesque states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Hiking is definitely popular among New Englanders. Whether you choose a classic hike like Mount Monadnock or Mount Washington in New Hampshire, or a larger setting such as Acadia National Park in Maine, [...]
Posted by Courtney, Crunchy Beach Mama Being green at home is one thing, but teaching the young ones how to respect our environment outside their comfort zone can be very rewarding. We’re teaching them to be socially responsible and care for the earth at an early age. Plus, they become good examples to others around [...]
Tom’s of Maine Back to School Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. How to enter: Tom’s of Maine (“Sponsor”) invites you (“Entrant”) to enter the Back to School Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, all entries must [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Have you overdone it with treats this summer? Dina Ramon, a yoga instructor based in Arlington, VA, recommends multiple twisting poses to clear out toxins in the body to help you feel refreshed and invigorated. Here’s how to cleanse your body with yoga: How Does Yoga Help You Detox? Toxins, [...]
Posted by Lisa Dietlin, 50 States for Good judge Rarely does a company come into my life that gets me excited about their work helping nonprofit organizations. Most of those I encounter pay some lip service to being charitable and giving back while all the time eyeing the bottom line of profitability for the company [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger Can a superfood salad recipe be healthy and easy and keep you awake through that routine afternoon slump? We all know the dreaded feeling as our eyes start to droop and concentration wanders, but superfoods in a balanced diet can help you power through a busy afternoon. Here’s an excellent [...]