• Raising environmentally-conscious kids

    From square-foot gardening, eco-friendly story time, lunchtime fun, and something called the "off" game, to simply just enjoying the outdoors, there are tons of ways to raise environmentally conscious children. The Orange County Register, 1/12/2012

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  • Where To Find Safe and Eco-Friendly Hair Care Products

    These days, many hair products and sprays claim to be natural and organic based. What are some hair products that can be purchased that are actually legit and cause no harm to the environment? Read on for some helpful answers from The Good Human. The Good Human, 1/8/2012

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  • Rethinking the Effects of Aerosols

    Technically an aerosol is any suspension of liquid or solid particles in a gas. And both natural aerosols, resulting from phenomena like erupting volcanoes or desert winds, and manmade aerosols, like those from crop spraying or burning coal, can have serious climate implications — far more serious than whether your hair stays in place for

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  • Questions About Organic Produce and Sustainability

    Amidst explosive growth in the commercial cultivation of organic produce, concerns are being raised as to the sustainability of organic agriculture. Plus, as more Americans buy foods labeled organic, the products are moving away from a traditional emphasis on local growing, small farms, and limited environmental strain. These products are therefore increasingly removed from the

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  • Expect New Electronics Under the Tree? Plan to Recycle e-Waste

    With technology being constantly updated and improved, it’s no surprise that e-waste is a fast-growing category of waste. Not surprisingly, electronics make up one of the biggest and fastest growing categories of holiday gifts. Electronics can be recycled into new products, but some supposed recyclers have been shown to be fraudulent- dumping waste abroad instead

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  • After-school Crafts for a Greener Planet

    The students in the Green and Recycled Arts class at After-School All-Stars, an LA after-school program provider serving poor inner-city children, are learning that they can express themselves artistically in an environmentally friendly way by taking random household materials to create reusable items and works of art. Huffington Post, 12/13/2011

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  • Look for the Green Good Housekeeping Seal on Paper Products

    Toilet paper and diapers are among the products now evaluated for both usability and sustainability. The Green Good Housekeeping seal comes with a limited guarantee that the product works as promised — and that it meets green criteria for sustainability and safety. Good Housekeeping backs up its testing with a limited two-year warranty that promises

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  • 8 Ways to Green Your Office Without Breaking the Bank

    TheGoodHuman.com, 12/1/2011

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  • Helping Stop the Tiger Trade in China

    The Environmental Investigation Agency and a number of stars are endorsing a petition calling on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on tiger trade in order to save the world's last remaining tigers. EIA Lead Campaigner Debbie Banks says that China needs this push because, as she says, "instead of shutting down

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  • 5 Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species

    Although technology has been blamed for contributing to environmental problems- including pollution, excessive waste, overfishing and more- technology can also do some good as far as saving the environment and endangered species. Check out five of the smartest ways we’ve put technology to work for endangered species. Tree Hugger, 11/22/2011

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  • Eat Seasonally- Even in Winter!

    Even in the coldest, snowiest months of the year, seasonal eating promises surprising and delightful tastes, with a smaller environmental impact. And, conveniently, many winter foods are naturally healthy: rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and beta carotene, which support our immune system at a time when the common cold and the flu are circulating.

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  • The Hidden Toll of Traffic Jams

    Scientists are increasingly linking vehicle exhaust with brain-cell damage and higher rates of autism. The Wall Street Journal, 11/8/2011

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  • Leaf It for Compost

    According to the EPA, yard waste is the second largest component of our trash steam behind paper, and it makes up roughly 20 percent of the trash in most communities.  The Daily Green suggests that instead of bagging up leaves and leaving them at the curb as garbage, we should turn the leaves into compost,

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  • Kindergartners Go Green With Their Own Garden

    At Friends School Haverford in Pennsylvania, teachers are using Chile peppers and chickens to teach students life lessons. Teachers are giving their students hands-on lessons in sustainability and the environment, and the kids seem to be learning and loving it. ABC Local, 11/3/2011

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  • Compost Your Pumpkins

    Once you are finished celebrating Halloween, compost your pumpkins instead of throwing them in the garbage. “Pumpkins, which of course are 100% natural, will break down quickly as compost in your yard, providing you with valuable nutrients for your lawn or garden.” The Daily Green, 10/31/2011

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