Raising a Minimalist Child in a World of More

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Many parents are part of a growing trend that favors a returning families to a simpler value system. These parents are trying to raise their children in a minimalist way—that is, without accumulating massive amounts of “stuff.” In a world of “more,” raising a minimalist child is an uphill climb. Parents that choose to raise […]

6 Resources for Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

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It’s that time again, the holiday season is upon us and thoughts of gift giving have invaded your ever-waking moment. Where does one go to obtain green gift ideas or buy green gifts for our friends and loved ones? A variety of things must first be considered when selecting a gift you deem to be […]

Are You Ready to Ban Plastic Bags?

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A plastic bag can sit in a landfill, or even the ocean bottom, for centuries, perhaps breaking into smaller and smaller pieces, but never disappearing entirely. There is no debate: plastic shopping bags are bad for the environment. The question is what can we do about it?

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

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It’s midnight when you realize that you forgot to mail the present for dear aunt Sally’s 75th birthday. If you get it to the post office by 9 a.m. you could send it overnight delivery and no one will be the wiser. But, is overnight shipping really the best idea for the environment? It doesn’t […]

6 Reasons Gardening with Native Plants is Better for You and the Environment

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When we think of the typical garden, it often conjures up images of perfectly groomed and trimmed plants and flowers amid a clean bed of mulch. Many gardeners choose their plants based on what “look” they want to achieve, or other desired benefits. However, that approach does not take native species into account. There are […]

Save Planet Blue Teaches Kids about the Environment with Gameplay

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Children are more aware of the importance of recycling and other environmental issues than at any other time before. Protecting our environment is becoming more and more crucial every day, and children know that they will inherit a planet that needs special care and creative solutions. SavePlanetBlue.com is a new interactive online game site where […]

Green Living: Reuse Resource For Families

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As the holiday season winds down and your children are immersed in all things new, what happens with all those old toys, games, and clothes? Are there a few things you still need and would like to find? Parents know how remarkably fast our children outgrow their clothes or lose interest in toys. So in […]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

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Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven’t found the time, or you don’t know exactly what to do. Before you tackle any other home improvement project, consider making a few improvements that will make your home more energy efficient and get you the green stamp-of-approval from the government.

Skoy Cloths: Replace Paper Towels with Greener Alternative

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According to ALighterFootprint.com, Americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day. We really need a greener solution. Some folks opt for sponges or dish cloths that, while fine for specific tasks, doesn’t completely fill my need for paper towels. Sponges are too small to absorb large spills, and dish cloths take so […]

Worm Composting: Pound for pound nature’s most efficient compost system

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Recycling household waste into compost allows the return of organic matter to the soil. It’s an easy and fruitful way to reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills. At the same time, we can reap the benefits of making our own fertilizer to produce new generations of thriving plant life. Decomposition is, of […]