I am always looking for educational opportunities to share with my children during the day and a trip to the grocery store is a geography lesson all by itself. Apples from New Zealand, oranges from South Africa, and grapes from Chili...the list of countries goes on and on. We hear every day how we live in a 'global economy' but what price do we pay for transporting our food … [Read more...] about Why Buying Local Food Is Important!
Despite the fact that scrapbooking involves using tons paper, the idea of scrapbooking and going green at the same time can actually be done. Here are some ideas and green scrapbooking tips to get you enjoying your photo keeping hobby in an eco-friendly scrapbooking way. 5 Green Scrapbooking Tips Recycle Leftover Scrapbooking Materials One way of keeping the waste to a … [Read more...] about Green Scrapbooking Tips
After all the bloom and activity of the spring and summer, autumn is a moment of calm in the garden. If you’re lucky, the first few weeks of autumn will be an Indian summer making it a pleasant time to potter in the garden and get everything sorted ready for a winter rest. This article guides you through some of the main areas of autumn gardening enabling you to prepare your … [Read more...] about Autumn Gardening
Have you heard of the Mother Nature Network yet? I just discovered it and I think it is great. It is basically a community driven site that desires to help "improve your world." They have a very broad definition of "world" and use it to encompass many different green lifestyle tips— your family, your health, your lifestyle, your business, your community… AND your planet. I … [Read more...] about Mother Nature Network and Green Lifestyle Tips
Everyone is getting on the GREEN bandwagon and I’m the first to applaud this initiative. After all, it’s in our best interests to reduce waste and decrease our dependence on scarce natural resources. With back to school on everyone’s mind, I’ve put together a GREEN Back to School Checklist for parents to help with going green this school year. Tips For Going Green This … [Read more...] about Going GREEN this school year!
Children love to help out and want to fit in when it comes to going and living green. Every day, you can give your children earth friendly practices and responsibilities to add to their daily routines that in long run will become green lifestyle habits. There are many simple actions kids can take to go green- here are some age specific green actions for kids from preschoolers … [Read more...] about Simple Actions Kids Can Take to Go Green
Making paper beads is a fun and easy craft for kids that my 5 year old really enjoyed. Making paper beads can also be an eco-friendly craft if you use paper from your recycling bin instead of brand new paper to make the beads. I will share with you how to make rolled paper beads in three easy steps! How To Make Rolled Paper Beads For Kids Three Simple Steps to Make Rolled … [Read more...] about How to Make Rolled Paper Beads- Fun Kids Craft