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Pregnancy Green

There is no better time to green your lifestyle that during pregnancy. Common pollutants that barely impact you and I  can have a much larger effect on your growing baby, in utero and out. Make these simple changes during pregnancy to establish healthy habits for your kiddo.

Here are some green pregnancy tips:... read more

Companies team up to reduce lunchtime waste

kids konserveAnnie's Homegrown (makers of some of my favorite macaroni and cheese!), Stonyfield YoKidsHonest Kids, and Seventh Generation have teamed up for a back-to-school promotion with the goal of encouraging sustainability among kids.  

The goal of the promo is to get kids to stop brown bagging their lunch by offering a free Kids Konserve lunch bag with the purchase of participating products now through September 30, 2011.  You need four proofs of purchases to receive one.

These Kids Konserve re-useable lunch bags are washable and made out of recycled cotton.  Kids Konserve is awesome.  I have a Kids Konserve snack pack and it gets lots of use.  The bag is easily washed and we take it with us wherever we go! ... read more

Retro Environmental PSAs

 

woodsy owl

Who remembers these retro environmental PSAs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s?  Take a trip down memory lane and see your old friends such as Woodsy Owl, Carly Cardinal, and more.  ... read more

Reusing... Socks!

I'm sure if you're reading the Keen for Green website you are very familiar with the mantra, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." In my experience, recycling is the only part of that trifecta that gets any significant attention in terms of our daily habits. So, today I'm paying tribute to the concept of "Reusing." And my tribute involves the most mundane of objects... socks. But don't worry, this gets more interesting, so read on...... read more

3 Simple Uses for Old Papers

My family's gotten into the recycling routine at home- we recycle paper, plastic, cans, plastic bags, and yard trimmings.  It's hardly a feat to be proud of because it's so easy- our city's recycling service picks up all of these materials from our curb each week, with minimal sorting required of us.  Reusing materials (the more environmentally friendly alternative, since it avoids the energy consumption involved in recycling) has not been our strength, and I'm trying to work on that.  Reusing obviously takes a little more effort and creativity that simply tossing an empty soda can into a recycling bin.  Here are three simple ways to reuse old paper such as old bills, draft documents we don't need anymore, and credit card offer letters:... read more

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

fuzzi bunzDon't forget to enter the Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway!  It ends on June 26, so there are less than 2 weeks to enter.   All you have to do is Like, Tweet, or blog!

Click here to read the rules and enter the giveaway!... read more

Trash Cans Are Fun! We Mean It!

You can pretty much upcycle anything, ya know! Especially when you have kids doing the upcycling!  Ever thought of upcycling a trash can?  Well Tristin and Tyler have and they did it with cool crafters from BROOKLYN CRAFT FARM

Tristin and Tyler with their projects!Tristin and Tyler with their projects!... read more

How can you turn a boring, grey trash can into something fun and useful?  Well, my friends, tune in to the next episode of Tristin and Tyler's tales from the City! with the little ones and find out!  It's fun project, super easy, and...best of all, it can help keep the kids organized!

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

fuzzi buns diaperWIN IT!
 

For your own chance to win a Fuzzi Bunz One Size Pocket Diaper enter in the comments below! Contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. (My apologies international readers!)

MAIN ENTRY: Visit KeenforGreen and “like” our page! Let me know you’ve “liked” their page by leaving a comment below.  (PLEASE DO NOT leave a comment on Keen for Green's FB page regarding this giveaway!)

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so I can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.... read more

Tristin, Tyler and Dynamic Ducks!

Since World Oceans Day is coming up on June 8th, Tristin and Tyler take a trip to visit some friends who live in the water in this episode of Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City! Caring for the ocean and all of the creatures that call the ocean home is super important.  With the Pacific Garbage Patch growing and growing, it's so important to teach kids about our friends who call the ocean home.

Tristin and Tyler Enjoying The Ducks!Tristin and Tyler Enjoying The Ducks!... read more

Tomorrow is Don't Fry Day!

Tomorrow, May 27, 2011, has been designated Don't Fry Day by the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention.  

Unfortunately, skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S.  To help protect yourself from skin cancer, use sunblock, seek shade, don't fake and bake, and see a dermatologist regularly to make sure you don't have any funny looking moles.

In 2009, our blogger Michelle listed the top 5 greenest sunblock brands...and the 5 most "ungreen."   Here's a recap:... read more

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