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Trying to implement zero waste at home? Get the kids involved: they’ll love helping out, and learn important environmental concept by practicing them.
Do you want your children’s’ bedrooms to reflect their imagination and energy? Add a bit of whimsy by upcycling items you already own.
From Fashion Students to Business Owners: An Inside Look at Nula Kids’ Journey to Create Adjustable Children’s Clothing [Interview]
Thanks to more transparency in the sustainable fashion industry, we, the customers, are no longer outsiders in the clothing manufacturing processes. We have the resources to track the sources of designers’ fabrics and other materials, the seamstresses who sewed the looks together, and the effects production and shipping have on the environment. Business owners are […]
Grown-ups are no longer the only ones dressing in ultra-chic, sustainable fashions; designers are creating a niche especially for kids.
Did you play superhero as a child? Would you like your kids to have even more positive imaginative role models? Then check out Pacha, a new superhero for today’s kids.
There are countless things parents may worry about when caring for their child(ren) but having a place to shop that provides 100% earth friendly products can be crossed off of the list. Verde Kids of St. Louis is the first “green” store catering to the needs of children from birth to age eight. It offers […]
Author’s note: Publisher HIS Publishing Co. sent me a free review copy of Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill. Unless you went on a media fast yesterday, you likely came across acknowledgements of the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Many online outlets — among them Crisp Green and HuffPo Green — ran photo […]
Eco-conscious parents can be overwhelmed by the amount of plastic-filled, extravagantly packaged, and ultimately unnecessary items that are commonly marketed for babies and toddlers. But parents need not despair: not only is it possible to avoid the wastefulness of a commercialized childhood, it is also easier than you think to instill your Earth-friendly values in […]
Every day, half a million school buses safely carry 24 million American children to school, field trips and athletic events. Unfortunately, most buses are powered by diesel engines that actually pollute the air inside the bus. Studies show the pollution gets trapped inside the bus, where kids breathe it in. Dr. John Balbus, EDF’s chief […]
Today’s post is by Mel Peffers, a project manager in the Living Cities program at Environmental Defense Fund. May 6 was World Asthma Day. Since car exhaust can lead to asthma as well as global warming, we thought it would be a good day to highlight the importance of not idling your car or truck […]
This is National Public Health Week, and the focus is on the impact of climate change on our nation’s health. Knowing about the risks you face will help you better prepare for the dangers. PHOTO CAPTION: An evacuated family driven from their San Diego home by the 2007 wildfires. Photo: Michael Raphael/FEMA Do you have […]
Today’s guest blogger is Environmental Defense scientist Tim Fitzgerald. Last month’s New York Times report on high mercury levels in tuna sushi was certainly cause for concern for serious sushi lovers. (See my previous post Plenty of Safe, Eco-Friendly Fish in the Sea.) The report might have also made many parents uneasy about the ubiquitous […]