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5 Simple Steps to Help Stop Passage of the Chemicals in Commerce Act

The Chemicals In Commerce Bill is a step backward in our efforts to increase chemical regulation in consumer products - the products we put in, on, and around ourselves and children. Please copy, paste, and send to your local House Representative before the March 12th vote.

Thank you!

  1. Find your House Representative…
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Added by KimberlyPinkson on March 10, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Simple Tips to Get Kids Outside

It sounds simplistic but many of the physical and behavioral problems children face in today's world could be reduced if we could just get outside more.

Kids who play outside are less likely to get sick, to be stressed or become aggressive, and are more adaptable to life’s unpredictable turns. A recent …

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on March 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Share A Tree This Holiday Season

I believe trees have magical healing power. If you’ve ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, you know what I mean. If you have fond memories of sitting in a tree fort as a child, or climbing trees to look out and ponder the view from above, you know what I mean. Maybe you used to pick plums off trees in the backyard with your grandma or grandpa and just recalling the…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on December 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How To: Tips for A Green Halloween®

It has been our great honor to be affiliated with Green Halloween since it was first founded by Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell back in 2007.

About Green Halloween, herewith are a few of my favorite things:

  • Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
  • Bright copper kettles and…
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Added by KimberlyPinkson on September 29, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Video: National Costume Swap Day How To

Added by KimberlyPinkson on September 25, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Moms Meet Up at WOW Summit

Last year at Natural Products Expo East, a bunch of us green moms, including KIWI Magazine publisher Maxine Wolf, got together and had some fun.

"Wouldn't it be great," we mused, "if there were more events to…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on September 13, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day: For Healthy School Lunches

On October 16, 2013 parents across the country will take part in National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, where they’ll visit their child’s school and have lunch with them in the cafeteria. This fun event is a great way for parents to see what goes into putting together a healthy meal for kids every…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How To Have A Green Pregnancy

Added by KimberlyPinkson on May 14, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Earth Day Activities

Thank you to EcoMom® Elizabeth Norwood for submitting this post. You can learn more about Elizabeth here.

On April 22, 1970, twenty million Americans coast-to-coast took to the streets, parks, and…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on April 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How Hidden Scents Can Harm Your Health: New Report by Women's Voices for the Earth

Do you ever wonder why that perfume you got for Valentine's Day smells so good? Unfortunately, in conventionally made products, the word "fragrance" is often synonymous with synthetic chemicals and the latest report from Women's Voices for the Earth, confirms we have reason to be concerned about the way these chemicals impact our health.…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on February 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Big News: Procter and Gamble Caves to Pressure and Agrees to Reformulate Tide Laundry Detergent

As both role models and a market force, women matter.

 

And brands listen.

 

So it is with much gratitude and excitement that I share this big news from Lori Popkewitz Alper, founder of Groovy…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on February 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Be A Tooth Fairy Hero: Toms of Maine Invites Children to Get Creative to Help Smiles In Need

This time of year has many of us re-evaluating our diet and exercise plans. One area of health care we often forget about is our dental health. Good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. Studies are also exploring the role of oral bacteria and heart plaque in people with periodontitis disease.…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on January 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Toy Drive: Recycle, Upcycle, and Share the Love

Thanks to the generosity of Bay Area families...

The Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market....…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on December 22, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Healthy Holiday Recipe: Cranberry Walnut Bread

Ingredients:

2 cups flour – one all-purpose white flour, one whole wheat*

½ cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking power

½ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 eggs, beaten slightly

3 tablespoons melted butter

½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1 cup cranberries

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on December 10, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

The Sneaky Baker: Seasonal and Healthy Cooking

December and baking go together. When the temperature drops outside, it’s nice to be inside baking something that warms up the house and fills the air with inviting smells. All too often, however, those lovely baked-goods mean extra empty calories for the whole family. And at a time when unsettling childhood obesity is on the rise, kids don’t need the extra weight the winter holidays can bring.  …

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on December 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why I Love Trees

I first wrote this post several years ago, and republish it now in honor of Share A Tree day. Join us in celebration, for a Twitter Party with Green Is Universal and Practically Green.

Planting a tree is a good thing, and it is fun. Planting a tree is a great way to mark special occasions like the start of a new…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on November 28, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Defining My Consumer Style Eco Incognito

Last year I set an ambitious goal; to save more money than I would have made working full time. I left my job as a photo studio producer to become a Full Time Mom because I absolutely wanted to devote myself to my daughter for her first year. As soon as I “aced” my second pregnancy test, I knew I needed to stay in this job for as long as possible. Now that we have two girls, I’m going to save as much money as I can for my family. It’s my way of ensuring my happiness and respecting my…

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Added by Jeannette Bezinque on November 25, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Vote With Your Fork: A Guest Post By The Center for Food Safety

With the election season coming to a close, let’s remember that we are already voting every day.  Not at the ballot box, of course, but at the grocery store with your dollars, and at home with your fork! As we make daily choices about what we buy and eat, we are “voting” for how we want food to be grown and distributed in our country.

Voting is a privilege and with privilege comes responsibility. When it…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on November 6, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

4th Annual Marin County Green Halloween® Celebration: Proposition 37 Rally and GMO Free Celebrating

How eeeek-oh-fabulous can Halloween get? Make it an official Green Halloween® event to find out!

Just ask the 1,000's of kids, parents and grandparents who came…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on October 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Tell Us Why Your Child's School Would Appreciate No Waste Party Kits: Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders Program for a Green Halloween

Did you know school on average, a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year—adding trash to our landfills and approximately 133 pounds per child of carbon dioxide and methane emissions to the atmosphere. Hauling trash…

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Added by KimberlyPinkson on October 17, 2012 at 11:48am — 13 Comments

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