Black Friday Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you  had a restful, tasty, and joyous time with your families. I won’t be going near any stores on black Friday. With a big adversion to crowds, lines, early or late shopping, it is not for me. I might saunter down to our little town at some point over the weekend. […]

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Planning for an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

(First posted at Thanksgiving is coming up quickly! It’s hard to believe we are well into November already. Sometimes, it can feel challenging to hold on to environmental values during the rush-rush of the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can plan an eco-friendly (and healthy) Thanksgiving for you and your family. […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Lead Poisoning in Children

Guest post by California Poison Control One million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable. From China and Antarctica to Ohio and California, no nation or state is free of lead poisoning.  It affects humans and wildlife, children […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Volunteer

by Philip Brown, PhD, senior consultant at the National School Climate Center. #1: Volunteering helps foster empathy.             Empathy is the most critical disposition for responding to the needs of others.  We need to be able to imagine what other people may be going through or feeling. Volunteering helps engage our natural empathic sense, but you […]

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Supporting the People’s Climate March

Like so many, I want to drop everything and travel to New York City for the People’s Climate March. As I’m sure many of you can relate to, I have full time work, two-days of kid activities to wrangle, and a local political action meeting to host this weekend. I would love to be heading to […]

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New Research: Green Neighborhoods Lead to Healthier Babies

When this came across my inbox from the Oregon State University I just had to share it. Not only are greener neighborhoods better for our environment, but they are better for our families, starting during pregnancy and birth.  This makes sense when you consider the impact of a gardens and green spaces near and in hospitals […]

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