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Kids! Take the ENERGY STAR Challenge!

Hey kids!  Want to tell the world about the things you do to save energy, money, and protect the climate?  Here's your opportunity!

Kids who submit an essay about saving energy to the Share Your Story ENERGY STAR page and click on the "DoSomething Team ENERGY STAR Challenge" immediately become eligible for a number of prizes, such as:

·      The new Lorax DVD, which will go to the first 100 kids to submit essays

·      25 winners will receive ENERGY STAR qualified electronics products donated by LG Electronics, including computer monitors and televisions, smart phones, and mouse scanners

·      Top winners will also be featured in New York's Times Square on the LG billboard.

·      Some winners may have a chance to participate in ENERGY STAR Day in October with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.... read more

San Francisco Bay Area's Be the Street Video Contest!

Do you or your kids want the opportunity to be a part of something BIG?   If you live in the Bay Area, here's their chance!  

Be the Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the Bay Area clean and safe is offering an opportunity for youth to make a difference in the world by participating in an anti-litter campaign.  ... read more

Green Back-to-School Giveaway

It's our GREEN BACK-TO-SCHOOL giveaway!!

Say good-bye to brown-bagged lunches, Ziplocs, and other single-use lunchtime products and get on board with the Litter-Free Lunch Kit!   The Litter-Free Lunch Kit contains an insulated lunch box, a beverage container, and 4 snack/sandwich containers.  Your kid can go back to school KEEN and GREEN by winning this fantastic lunch kit.  

Litter free lunch kit

Win a Litter-Free Lunch Kit!

Here are the giveaway rules:

1)  "LIKE" Keen for Green on Facebook.  

2)  "LIKE" New Wave Enviro on Facebook.  

3) Comment on New Wave Enviro's FB page telling them what your favorite product is on their website.    Go to New Wave Enviro's website to see their products.  

4)  Email [email protected] to let us know that you've become a fan of both and commented on New Wave's FB page.  ... read more

Family Time: Benefits of Family Meals

We’ve all heard a million times how important it is to eat meals together as a family, but in practice few American families make it a priority. In 2010, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) released a comprehensive study looking at over a decade of data on family eating habits.  Here are some of the benefits of family meal time and tips to make it a reality in your home:... read more

Green Kids On The Go: Eco-Vacationing For The Family This Summer

For many of us, the summer break means just one thing. It heralds the arrival of the long-awaited annual family vacation. Just you, your partner, the kids, your luggage and an exciting new place to explore. Couldn’t be simpler, right?

Wrong. At least it is if you plan to take your environmental responsibilities seriously when you are on the move. Airlines use up eye-watering amounts of precious fuel flying their planes across the world and back. Long-distance driving too is a major drain on non-sustainable fuel as Americans set off on summer road trips, often driving for days across multiple states. All this travelling adds up, not just in environmental terms, but also financial. Drivers must pay for gas, not to mention wear and tear on their vehicle. Then there are road taxes to account for, plus insurance. Many insurance companies are encouraging us to ‘think green’ in our vehicle choices by offering discounted quotes on ‘cleaner’ cars.... read more

Have a Green 4th of July!

Green 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a time to get together with friends and family, to celebrate American history, and to eat BBQ in the summer fun.  Traditional 4th of July celebrations can create a lot of pollution.  It's easy to replace some old habits with new ones for this year's Independence Day.

Greener Grilling: On the Fourth of July alone, an estimated 60 million barbecues light up nationwide, consuming enough energy to power 20,000 households for an entire year. But who says you need to give up your hot dogs and steak in order to be an environmentalist? Buy a natural gas or infrared grill instead of dirty-burning charcoal. Avoid chrome-coated aluminum grills and instead opt for steel or cast iron (my favorite). Also, go with a smaller grill, as they take less energy to heat up.... read more

Love is the Color of a Rainbow by Kathy Parra - Giveaway!

Love is the Color of a Rainbow is a children's nature book written by author Kathy Parra...and we're teaming up with Kathy to give one copy away to a lucky Keen For Green reader!

Here's how to enter:

1)  Like Keen For Green on Facebook.

2) Like Kathy Parra on Facebook.  

3)  Leave a comment on Kathy Parra's Facebook page naming your favorite part of nature.   

To be entered in the giveaway, please email [email protected] to let us know that you've done the steps to enter.

The giveaway ends on July 29 at midnight and a winner will be alerted on July 30.   
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Summertime… And The Living Is Green

Summer is upon us and the school vacation is just around the corner. All that lovely spare time for you and your kids to have fun and relax together in some hopefully sunny weather. However, although the formal studying has finished for a while, there’s no reason why the learning has to stop. Spending time at home and as a family is a great chance to get the kids involved in sustainable living at the same time as having some great fun.

Here are some suggestions for a sustainable summer vacation.... read more

Green Kid Crafts Giveaway!

We are pleased to be parterning with Green Kid Crafts for a fantastic giveaway!  Earlier this week, I reviewed Green Kid Crafts - and loved it!  Now here is your chance to win a box filled with eco-friendly craft materials for you and your kids to enjoy.  Here's how to enter:... read more

Best Cradle Cap Shampoo Ever!

Shortly after my now 7-month old (Rosemary) was born, I began to notice that awful brown dandruff, cradle cap, on the crown of her head. At first I dilegently rubbed her head with petroleum jelly or olive oil and a soft brush. By about 3 months I noticed the cradle cap was settling in - it wasn't getting any better or worse.  Attending to the matter fell off my priority list - getting the family fed, the clothes washed, and taking an occasional shower were much more important.... read more

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