Earth Day Greening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Almost everyone loves Bill Nye, the slightly nerdish guy who takes the scary out of science so that we can love it again. In fact, Nye has done almost as much as Carl Sagan in demystifying everything from the technology of WiFi to the integral logic of algebra. Not one for greenwashing, Nye puts his … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!” Ah, I remember it well. … Continue reading

Toxic Toys

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!” Ah, I remember it well. … Continue reading

Giving Kids the Green Way through the Written Way

Giving Kids the Green Way through the Written Way In 1839, English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton said, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. This phrase can be applied to many scenarios and one just may be green enlightenment through a child’s eyes. As teachers and parents implement the education of recycling, re-using and more, it … Continue reading

Inject Eco-Excitement into Your Child’s Afterschool Program

Inject Eco-Excitement into Your Child’s Afterschool Program Fortunately many schools, from public to private, are incorporating environmental teaching into their curriculum. Children learn from a very early age how to turn a light off when they leave a room, not to litter and what recycling means. However, even though the message is there, in many … Continue reading

It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore

It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore As a result of the recent economic downturn – which one financial guru has dubbed “The Great Recession” – everything is down: jobs, GDP, exports, wages and home values. The recession officially ended in June of 2009, but during the more than three years since, all the signs and … Continue reading

Green Adoption

Green Adoption It’s not a subject most people think of when they are talking about environment and sustainability, but even adoption can be a highly “green” process. Consider the fact that the world’s population is climbing past 7 trillion, according to the United States Census Bureau, and that this steadily ticking population clock adds another … Continue reading

Back to School Green Tips

Back to School Green Tips Before you know it, it will be that time again when the kids dry off from summer swimming to don backpacks, lunchboxes and books once more. Why not get a jump on the mayhem now and use some of these back to school green tips to send your child into … Continue reading

10 Super Green Back-to-School Ideas

10 Super Green Back-to-School Ideas It’s that time of year again, as busy mothers round up the necessary pencils, pens, paper and protractors, and kids look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. The purchasing power of moms (and more than 80 million kids) is nothing to sneeze at, which is why we’d … Continue reading

How To Start A School Recycling Program

How To Start A School Recycling Program Schools are a great place to teach kids the importance of making eco-friendly choices, and there’s no better way to do that than with a recycling program. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of schools throughout the U.S. that don’t offer any sort of green waste plan, so we’ve … Continue reading