Category Archives for "Green Home"

December 8, 2008

The New 3Rs for Eco-Friendly Families: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Everyone knows the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. How can you implement these 3 principles in your daily life and encourage your family to participate too? All three of them should be considered when we make day to day decisions such as buying new products for the home.

Below are [tag-tec]eco-friendly tips[/tag-tec] for encouraging your family to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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December 7, 2008

Raising Baby the Eco-Friendly Way

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Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences you can have. Sadly, some people have gone to the extreme of saying that they won’t have children because of their impact on the environment. How sad! To be fair, for some, having a baby means accumulating huge amounts of baby stuff for the new little bundle. Having a baby sends some parents (and Grandparents!) into a buying frenzy for new furniture, clothing, toys, and diapers. A baby really has very minimal needs though, so going overboard with baby purchases is neither required nor advantageous. There are so many options available today that are not only baby friendly, but are planet friendly as well. Consider some of these [tag-tec]eco-friendly tips[/tag-tec] for raising a “green” baby – it’s easier than you think.
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December 6, 2008

Raising Eco-Friendly Kids

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The store shelves are bursting with products that claim to make day to day life convenient for busy parents. Disposable plates, cups, lunch trays and even bibs make it easy to throw things away and never think about it again. If we think about our impact on the earth we know that we can’t have this disposable mindset. We also want to set a good example and encourage our kids to be mindful of their impact on our planet. While the deck may appear to be stacked against us, raising green children in this consumer wonderland is possible, and it starts with decisions we make every day in our homes. Here are some [tag-tec]eco-friendly tips[/tag-tec].
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December 5, 2008

Eco-Friendly Tips Just for Moms

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One of the best ways to teach your kids about eco-friendly family values is to set the example with your own words and actions. You have already taught them about the 3Rs…reduce, reuse, and recycle. You may have taught them about turning lights off lights and conserving energy. Every little step helps. But what can moms do personally to help minimize their own ecological impact? It just so happens that moms especially have opportunities to reduce their impact on the planet and make it a better place for generations to come. Here are some [tag-tec]eco-friendly tips[/tag-tec] just for Moms:

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