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How to Throw a Green Dinner Party

Traditional dinner parties aren’t particularly environmentally friendly. If you want to plan and throw a green dinner party for your friends, you’re going to have to put forth some extra effort. You’ll find that your extra effort is worth it, however, when you consider the favor you’ll be doing for the earth. Here are some tips that will help you plan an eco-friendly party to remember:

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The Other Baby Book: An Interview with the Authors

The Other Baby BookThe Other Baby BookKeen For Green is excited to be today's stop on The Other Baby Book's Virtual Book Tour!  I had the opportunity to interview the authors, Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam Katz.   Learn about their book and their green parenting practices.... read more

How did you first come up with the idea of writing this book?

Megan and I met through an Attachment Parenting moms group in the Boston area. We were using similar practices – elimination communication, baby-led weaning, babywearing, co-sleeping, nursing on demand, etc. Many of our friends and even group members would ask about our parenting tools, which we had both researched extensively. We found ourselves repeatedly wishing that there were one resource where you could learn about all of these baby-centric practices. New moms don’t have tons of time to read, so we felt we’d be doing them a service if we converted our knowledge and passion for the topic into a practical how-to manual.

Earth Day Giveaway - New Wave Enviro's Litter Free Lunch!

Welcome to the Keen For Green Earth Day Giveaway 2012!

We're pleased to offer the LITTER FREE LUNCH KIT from New Wave Enviro!  It comes with a bamboo rayon lunch sack, Panda reusable water bottle, and stainless steel food container.  (All pictured below)  It's a $40 value! ... read more


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Annie's Pizza Trivia - Round Three!

Annie's homegrown pizzaAnnie's homegrown pizzaThanks to Annie's Homegrown, we are plaing fun pizza trivia to celebrate the new Annie's Organic Rising Crust Pizza.  Join us to win some great prizes from Annie's Homegrown! 

How do you play?

Answer the trivia questions below and email your answers to [email protected].  Participants with the correct answers will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of Annie's prizes!  Our first round of pizza trivia was on March 14 and our second round of pizza trivia was on March 19, 2012.  You may enter each series once.  The game ends on March 25th at midnight and winners will be announced on March 26th.  ... read more

Annie's Pizza Trivia - Round One!

Thanks to Annie's Homegrown, we're going to be playing some fun pizza trivia this week to celebrate the new Annie's Organic Rising Crust Pizza.  Join us to win some great prizes from Annie's Homegrown! 

How do you play?

Answer the trivia questions below and email your answers to [email protected].  Participants with the correct answers will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of Annie's prizes!  We also will have another series of trivia questions on March 19 and March 22, 2012.  You may enter each series once.  The game ends on March 25th at midnight and winners will be announced on March 26th.  ... read more

Eco-Conscious Fashion

Green Goes Simple: Conservation at Home
 

Future Fashion: Eco-conscious Style

By Alison Baenen for Green Goes Simple

For most of us, getting dressed is personal. We use clothes to convey a message about ourselves to the outside world and to express, perhaps outlandishly or subtly, our aesthetic sensibilities. As such, the questions we run up against in the closet range from the prosaic (“Do these jeans make my butt look big?”) to the theoretical (“Can I wear this on a job interview?”).... read more

Keen For Green on the Bag The Box blog!

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Check out my blog post over at Bag The Box:  10 Simple Ways to Green Your Kitchen.  And while you're over there, learn more about the Bag The Box campaign from Malt-O-Meal!  

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's Sustainable Fish Exhibit

Recently while driving from NYC to Boston, we stopped in Norwalk, Connecticut to visit their Maritime Aquarium.   It turned out to be a great little aquarium, with lots of fish, a ray touch tank, a sustainable fish exhibit, and more.  Check out some photos of their sustainable fish exhibit with info from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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