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Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime

Junk food has always gotten a bad rap as one of the core culprits of America’s obesity epidemic – and rightly so. Chef Jamie Oliver recently shined a spotlight on the issue of fattening and unhealthy foods being served in school lunches with his show, Food Revolution. And now, a […]

5 Eco-Friendly Playhouses for Nature Loving Kids

Summer is on the horizon, which means it’s time for kids to bask in the sunshine and dive into the great outdoors. Even if you don’t have an elaborate summer vacation on tap, your children can enjoy magical green adventures by journeying into their own backyard, through the door of […]

‘No Artificial Growth Hormones’ Now a Major Selling Point

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. We are now keenly aware of what’s lurking in our food – from pesticides to antibiotics to hormones – and it isn’t pretty. Dairy ads of yesteryear boasted bold, yet innocuous words like “creamy” and “delicious,” so when I recently drove […]

I Love It When My iPhone Case Is Made from Plants

Granted, Apple’s iPhones boast some sustainable attributes: PVC-free handsets, headphones and USB cables, bromine-free printed circuit board, mercury-free LCD display, arsenic-free display glass, mostly recycled packaging, and a power adapter which outperforms the strictest global energy efficiency standards, you’d be hard pressed to find a die-hard environmentalist toting an iPhone […]

Start a Green Gratitude Journal to Improve Your Mental Health

The term “gratitude journal” has been casually bandied about ever since Oprah announced that is was part of her daily practice to sit down and list all of the things for which she is grateful. The concept of reflecting upon and writing down what we appreciate is one we’d all […]

Recycled Outdoor Furniture Eye Candy From Loll Designs

Is it just me, or does summertime beckon you to move your living space into the outdoors? Who doesn’t love soaking up all that the sunny weather has to offer? This brilliant company called Loll Designs creates colorful, affordable and modern 100 percent recycled plastic outdoor furniture to make the […]

Modern Day Conundrum: Paper vs. Email Invites

Being an eco conscious gal in today’s society means contemplating the paper vs. evite debate when it comes to sending out party invitations. Which method subscribes to modern-day eco etiquette? Should this mother nature lovin’ mama send out snail mail, using paper resources and the fuel required to have postal […]

Animals Your Kids May Never See in Their Lifetime

Can you imagine your grandchildren visiting a museum to look at the mere bones of animals that are alive today? We all expect to see a T-Rex in ancient, skeletal form, but an orangutan? When we were kids and we heard about animals becoming extinct in science class, the finality […]

Newborn Gift Set Giveaway from Honeydumplings

Still “ooohing and ahhing” over the Honeydumplings newborn gift set we recently featured? Well, new and expecting parents and their sweet little bambinos are in luck! We’re giving one reader the chance to win this luxurious gift set from Honeydumplings. Complete with a padded bamboo/organic cotton baby hat which features […]

Artist Converts Garage into a Gorgeous ‘Woman Cave’

You’ve no doubt heard the term “man cave,” a place of refuge on the family property (i.e. basement, attic, shed, spare room), where men can go to enjoy solitude, time with friends, and partake in their hobbies. Well, we think it’s time that “woman cave” entered the vernacular, too. Like […]

4 Top Tips on How to Green Your Child’s Art Repertoire

Children have an inherent love of art; and they enjoy expressing themselves and creating masterpieces through a variety of fun and engaging mediums. But making arts and crafts with your kids doesn’t have to equate to using piles of paper that either end up tacked to the refrigerator or crumpled […]

5 Green, Handmade Etsy Cat Toys for Frolicking Felines

While cats are known and admired for their stoicism, and cat owners are amazed at their beloved pal’s uncanny ability to sleep the day away, we’ve all seen frolicking felines in action, and it’s the stuff  hilarious YouTube videos are made of. If you want to treat your sweet kitty […]

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I Love It When My iPhone Case Is Made from Plants

Granted, Apple’s iPhones boast some sustainable attributes: PVC-free handsets, headphones and USB cables, bromine-free printed circuit board, mercury-free LCD display, arsenic-free display glass, mostly recycled packaging, and a power adapter which outperforms the strictest global energy efficiency standards, you’d be hard pressed to find a die-hard environmentalist toting an iPhone […]

“Cry-It-Out” iPhone App Makes Me Want to Weep

The saying “there’s an app for everything” has become part of our cultural vernacular, and while some apps serve great purposes and provide handy information, the one I’m referring to in this post should have never been created, as it reduces parenting to dismissive gadgetry. Sadly, now you can use […]

3 Reusable, No-Waste Lunch Systems for Back-to-School

According to Waste-Free Lunches, “a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school.” The good news is, parents can lessen their child’s daily impact on the earth by packing their […]

Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime

Junk food has always gotten a bad rap as one of the core culprits of America’s obesity epidemic – and rightly so. Chef Jamie Oliver recently shined a spotlight on the issue of fattening and unhealthy foods being served in school lunches with his show, Food Revolution. And now, a […]

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