If you are a green mommy, you must own this book! This is one of the stories I enjoy reading to my son most; and it is guaranteed to get a tear or two.
It has a simple but effective message that is so important for our kids to learn: every action has a consequence. Yes, what we do in this life and on this earth impacts everyone. Teaching our children responsibly is paramount. Now that we are informed we are gradually improving the damage inflicted by our more naive… Continue
Added by Kim Rosas on April 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.
Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue
Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen
Stefani is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, freelance copywriter, art teacher and green educator (for anyone who will listen)! A native New Yorker, Stefani started teensygreen.com in July of 2007 while living in the beautiful country of Panama, where she lived by the Pacific Ocean for the first time. She now resides in South Florida with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, talented, curious, life-loving daughters, who help her… Continue
Added by Heather on April 10, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst at the law firm, K&L Gates, and former Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Drogin is currently a Government Affairs Analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Drogin worked as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).… Continue
Added by Heather on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am —
Hey girls (and guys)!! It’s give-away time here at Gathering Home. Just send us your top five skin-care rituals by April 30, 2009 and you could win the full line of Potent and Pure, the new organic skin-care line from Kiss My Face (12 products!!), along with six Lip Shimmers and six Lip Shines from the new SOS (Sheer Organic Shimmers) by Kiss My Face. The winner’s name will ...
continue reading at-… Continue
Added by Patty Howe on April 9, 2009 at 8:30am —
Small voices add up to big things.
We just love how naturally these concepts and ideas of reuse and not creating waste come to children, as if it is just a part of their home environment. The importance of the planet and the power of the little things, like REUSING, add up to big things.
ENTER TO WIN A KIDS KONSERVE LUNCH KIT BY SHARING YOUR VOICE WITH US!
If you were asked to create one thing that could help stop people from creating waste, what would it be?… Continue
Added by Christy on April 1, 2009 at 12:54am —
Disneynature, Walt Disney’s new green sector, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2009 with the debut of, Earth
. This miraculous, environmental adaptation is from the award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, who created the “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.”
Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth
follows the… Continue
Added by Heather on March 25, 2009 at 8:07am —
In My Professional Opinion twisted the arm of our friend and fellow makeup artist extraordinaire, Jose Teneza, until he agreed to guest blog! See, Jose is one of the most knowledgeable artists this Pro knows and he works at...well, we can't tell you, but it is a very large, cosmetic retailer and we knew that he would have the inside "scoop" on natural moisturizers. Check out his review...
Go Naked!! All right…not exactly what you’re thinking but it seems everywhere I turn… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on March 23, 2009 at 9:59am —
Michelle Obama’s White House garden is inspiring. The First Lady’s agricultural endeavor both introduces and reminds people to get closer to the land; to conserve Earth’s precious resources; and the importance of growing their own healthy food. For some people this is feasible; for others, both time and natural space interfere with this green-thumb movement. There are many accessible sites to help start your own garden, whether it’s an herb garden in your window sill, planting a fruit tree, or… Continue
Added by Heather on March 23, 2009 at 9:46am —
So many of my friends think I am one or more of the following: a certified nut crunching granola; a penny pinching miser; or a miracle worker. The truth is I am none of the above really. I do care deeply about our planet, as I only get one trip on it and I need to leave it in better condition than I found it for my children. I do try to use my dollar wisely and politically but I don't live excrutiatingly just to see how far I can go on a cent at the expense of comfort for myself or my family.… Continue
Added by Leanne on March 21, 2009 at 9:06pm —
Hopefully everyone will be enjoying some warmer weather now that spring is officially here.
We've been busy adding many new products, as well as putting many items on sale for some great spring savings.
We've also added a new promotional program that we will be running for the next few months. It's "Star Savings" & will be held one week out of every month. If the star is found in our store, then customers will receive 15% off of their entire order.
We will be adding many more… Continue
Added by carole harris on March 21, 2009 at 9:36am —
Growing up, I always made the assumption that (clean, drinkable) water would always be available. My wasteful habits are astonishing to look back upon: running water while brushing teeth; not turning the hose off while washing the car; and running the kitchen sink while washing dishes. The millions of gallons of water my family and I wasted make me cringe with disgust. This careless water behavior of mine has come to a screeching halt. The news about our dwindling water supply and countries… Continue
Added by Heather on March 20, 2009 at 11:51am —
Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.
Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide
. Born from the annually published… Continue
Added by Heather on March 19, 2009 at 10:09am —
A few days ago I received an alarming e-mail from a friend about another mom’s little daughter who got very sick and was hospitalized after ingesting hand sanitizer. This is not the first time I have heard about this, and I want to urge everyone, parents and grandparents, to be very careful with these products or not to used them anymore at all!
This little girl, four years old, was very lethargic and incoherent in school, and when they got her to the hospital, she had an alcohol… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 16, 2009 at 8:06pm —
Probable Carcinogens Found in Baby Toiletries
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 13, 2009; Page A04
More than half the baby shampoo, lotion and other infant care products analyzed by a health advocacy group were found to contain trace amounts of two chemicals that are believed to cause cancer, the organization said yesterday.
Some of the biggest names on the market, including Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo and… Continue
Added by Jennifer Nordin on March 14, 2009 at 12:10am —
I want to share some tips with you on how I save money—and who doesn’t want to these days—while being kind to our environment.
1. Save cardboard, address stickers, and toilet rolls for art and craft projects
Growing up in Germany, I remember that my mother always collected little boxes and toilet rolls and would drop them off at our kindergarten when she had saved up a whole bag. We would use those materials for art and craft projects. Do people do that here as well?… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 13, 2009 at 12:30am —
Headquartered in California, Global Green USA
is the offshoot company of Green Cross International which was “created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.”
While the international segment’s agenda focuses on innovative methods to resolve the world’s environmental crises, the American sector spotlights the creation of green building and cities.
One of the… Continue
Added by Heather on March 10, 2009 at 11:58am —
March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm, Earth Hour
, a global collaborative, will take place: around the world people will switch off their lights for one hour. This simple, non-lifestyle-changing event will signify how, if we work together, a monumental revolution can be made in our global efforts to participate in climate change. “The (2008) movement captured the public’s imagination with lights… Continue
Added by Heather on March 9, 2009 at 8:03am —
We got a package two days ago that Landon (and I!) could not wait to open. We received two soft plush toys from the My Natural Toy line
. They are made by Hosung, the makers of miYim Organic toys
, a Brooklyn-based company that created these and many other cute, cuddly characters out of organic, environmentally friendly materials.
The frog,… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 5, 2009 at 8:33pm —
Calling one and all: companies that had no intention of being green,
but realized, hey, why not join in this eco-party and cash in?
Some may think I’m being cynical, but whether a company’s original agenda was being earth friendly
or not, it doesn’t hurt to promote yourself as a “greenie”
if you fall into the category, honestly
. A month prior to Earth Day
, eBay is now promoting their environmentalism. Alan Marks, senior vice president for global… Continue
Added by Heather on March 5, 2009 at 8:08am —