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Is Zero-VOC Paint Really Non-Toxic?

March 8th, 2012 | by The Green Divas

Green Diva Lisa was out this week, so EcoKaren, captain of EcoEtsy and editor of this very blog, sat in as guest Green Diva. [&hellip


The Return of Woodsy Owl

March 6th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

In the 70's, Woodsy Owl spread the word of honoring the environment with his, "Give a hoot, don't pollute" message. 2011 marked his 40th anniversary and 2012 marks his return with an animated series. Learn about Woodsy Owl's new adventures and how his timeless message resonates even louder with a new generation of young eco-warriors


Klean Kanteen: Replacing Plastics for Every Member of the Family

February 21st, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The safety of BPA has been questioned by the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Food and Drug Administration. Recently, infant bottles have moved to BPA-free or back to glass. If you are looking for BPA-free replacements for plastic drink containers than look no further. Klean Kanteen offers replacements for plastic drink containers used by all members of your family


Teach Green Living with Gingerbread Houses

December 22nd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Many families are making major green improvements to their living that can be highlighted while enjoying a favorite holiday past time. This year you can teach green living with gingerbread houses to show young ones how your actions can make a difference towards a positive future


Hasbro is Greening the Toy Industry

December 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

One toy company, Hasbro, has been named a 2011 Sector Leader by Climate Counts which is a non-profit organization which rates corporations based on their efforts to curb the climate crisis. By making sustainability a part of their business plan Hasbro is one company leading the way towards profitability while lowering the amount of harm done to the earth. Here are a few ways Hasbro is Greening the Toy Store


Honoring Earth with Yule Log Creations

December 15th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

This holiday season take a trip back to some the primitive winter celebration of Yule. Traditionally a Pagan holiday, this celebration has been embraced by many environmental-minded families as a way to honor the earth and the abundance nature brings. Families celebrate the highs and lows of the year making way for exciting things to come. Here are a few fun activities for honoring Earth with Yule log creations


5 Ways to Keep Warm During a Power Outage

November 3rd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

While having an emergency kit with candles, a NOAA weather radio and other essentials is important, you must also know how to keep toasty. Here are 5 ways to keep warm when you lose power


More Green Halloween Tips

October 31st, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

Alternative trick or treat gifts for Halloween. Instead of giving candy to the kids, there are many other healthier options, for example halloween pencils and stickers, fruit and nuts etc


5 Eco-Friendly Halloween Treat Choices

October 25th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

With obesity on the rise within our youth, toxic candies the norm and products made at the expense of poorly treated and paid workers, there is a better way to celebrate this autumn affair. This year, bring a little green into this fall favorite with these 5 eco-friendly Halloween treat choices


Eek-O-Friendly Halloween Ideas

October 21st, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

Green your Halloween this year by trying some of these DIY upcycled decor ideas, composting your pumpkin, and making some deliciously vegan spooky Halloween treats


5 Eco-Friendly Baby Products New Moms Need

October 11th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For new parents, it's confusing figuring out what is really required for the life of a newborn. Luckily, for your mental well being and pocketbook, there are only a few important items a newborn needs and they are all pretty eco-compliant. Here are 5 simple things new moms need


Project Green Challenge

September 30th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

There is nothing more amazing than seeing young people get passionate about something, anything, these days. But when a movement empowers future leaders in caring for the planet, you have to admire them with awe and respect. Project Green Challenge is a powerful movement that inspires young people to take action and protect our planet.


Fall is a Great Time for Recycling Clothes

September 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Most recycled clothes are gently used or can still have their tags making them a valuable gift for someone less fortunate. And less face it, there are many falling into that category today. Here is why fall is a great time for recycling clothes and who those clothes can benefit


5 Reasons to Choose Beeswax Candles

September 13th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Beeswax has been the lighting staple for homesteading for years and is now becoming popular for modern, urban families as well. Here are 5 reasons to choose beeswax candles



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