Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... Continue Reading
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Learn what to look for in toothpaste and toothbrushes to keep your smile healthy.
Everyone wants a healthy smile, but did you know that some of the products you and your family use to maintain those pearly whites could contain harmful ingredients? Many people mistakenly believe that the personal care products we use daily (or more) have been tested for safety. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 192 types of toothpaste currently on the market. Thirty-four percent of the tested products contain ingredients that may pose cancer risks. Forty-four percent contain ... Continue Reading
Go eco-friendly this Halloween using these tips to go green.
Ghosts, skeletons, black cats, oh my! The witching hour is soon at hand and the only thing spookier than the things that bump in the night is the impact our festivities can have on the environment around us and the health of our children. We've already talked about using soy candles, making your own costume, and purchasing earth friendly make-up - but here are even more ways to go green this Halloween. Pumpkins Support your local farm that uses sustainable and organic farming practices. ... Continue Reading
World Vegetarian Day provides awareness and support for Meatless Monday
October 1st is the annual world kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Did you even know there was such a thing? It seems there are awareness days, weeks, and months for just about everything under the sun sometimes. You might be asking, “Why is it necessary to have a month designated for vegetarian awareness?” It begins with the health and environmental impact of eating meat. On average, people in the U.S. consume about 45% more meat than is recommended. This leads to greater risks ... Continue Reading
There are a lot of choices for going green – including how you send your child to school and making an effort to make your schools more green.
Last school year, nearly 49.4 million students attended public elementary and secondary schools. That is an overwhelming number of families that could make a real difference in creating healthy schools for our children. There are a lot of choices that individuals can make to go green in their daily lives, including how they send their children to school and what they send with them, but when like-minded individuals get involved in an effort to make their schools better there is change. One ... Continue Reading
Making green choices the whole school year through can have an even greater impact on the health of your family and the health of the environment.
The long days of summer are waning and the season of learning is upon us - kids and parents alike. Getting ready for back to school is a great time to consider going green with all the new supplies, gear and clothing to purchase. But making consciously green choices the whole year through can have an even greater impact on the health of your family and the health of the environment. Green Transportation Twice daily, your child will be going to and from school, not counting any extracurricular ... Continue Reading
Choosing high-quality, eco-friendly, green back to school supplies doesn’t have to be difficult.
As much as many kids, and parents, either lament or look forward to going back to school and the end of summer, it is always a time of high emotions. Kids have fears and excitement about the start of a new school year. Parents have anxiety, relief, or most often, mixed emotions. Adding concerns about the cost and environmental impact of back to school supplies and gear becomes overwhelming for many families, but choosing high-quality, eco-friendly school supplies doesn’t have to be ... Continue Reading
All moms want safe personal care products – learn the main chemicals to avoid.
All moms want safe personal care products that are affordable, make their skin and hair look as if they weren’t up all night with the baby, and keep their children clean. That shouldn’t be too much to ask. With so many new studies coming out about the health risks from the chemicals found in our beloved products, finding a safe alternative is becoming much more important and much more difficult. So we've put together the below list of top five chemicals to avoid. The ingredients used in ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading