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Going Green For Your Pet: Natural Pet Lifestyle Tips from Arcanatura®










Today we have a blog post by Lindsay Rubin of Arcanatura natural pet products about the importance of going green with your pets!  Thanks for an excellent guest blog post, Lindsay!


If you already live an active, green lifestyle, going green for your pet may be easier than you think. Most traditional pet products have endless lists of chemicals that are hard to pronounce and harder on your pet’s body. These chemicals build up in our environment, polluting its sensitive waters while also causing greater problems for your pet like itching, paw licking, or overall sensitive skin. ... read more

Green Carpet Event at Whole Foods Market - Newton, Massachusetts

Calling all Keen For Green fans in Greater Boston!  On September 16 from 4-7 PM, Keen For Green will be taking part in A Green Carpet Event at Whole Foods Market in Newton, MA.  (the 916 Walnut St location)

There will be 10 awesome local vendors sampling delicious food, Keys For Hope will be there to recycle your keys, Leslie Reichert, author of The Joy of Green Cleaning, will be signing books, there will be a  rain barrel making workshop...and more!  ... read more

Lunchopolis Giveaway!

Say good-bye to brown-bagged lunches, Ziplocs, and other single-use lunchtime products and get on board with the Lunchopolis!   The Lunchopolis contains an insulated lunch box, a beverage container, and 4 snack/sandwich containers. 


Win a Lunchopolis!

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

"Green Living: How Important is It to You?" Survey

  How important is green in your life?  Keen For Green is conducting a poll to learn about people's green habits and what is important to you. Click here to take our brief survey!

From Bottles to Backpacks!

Askok and TristinAskok and TristinTristin and Tyler have met some amazing upcyclers and recyclers while going on their fun NYC adventures, and meeting Ashok Kamal of the company Bennu was no exception! In the next episode of "Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City!" the boys meet one of the owners of a cool NYC company taking huge strides in the fight for green! 

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Recycling Markers and Pens

recycling pensLast week, I wrote about different ways to reuse and recycle crayons.   It got me thinking about pens and magic markers and how they might be a little more difficult to reuse and recycle.

According to Green Eco Services, over 10 billion non-biodegradable pens are sent to landfills every year.  Wow.   It's time to reduce that number and think about some greener solutions and easy ways to reuse and recycle markers and pens.  ... read more

Recycling Crayons: Recipes for Melting & Reusing Crayons

recycling crayons

If anyone out there has a toddler, that photo of broken crayons probably looks familiar to you.  Right now, my 21 month old doesn't mind coloring with broken crayons, but their lifespans are definitely shortened.  There are many simple recipes for melting and reusing your cryon stubs.

Back when I was a Girl Scout, we used to do a lot of eco-friendly crafts.  One that stuck out in my mind was making candles out of broken crayons.  We used little milk cartons as molds and melted old crayons.  I found a crayon candle recipe here.   It was a fun art project and we all wound up with crayons to take home.... read more

Reminder: Kids Konserve Giveaway!

Win a reusable lunch sack from Kids Konserve filled with coupons from Annie's HomegrownStonyfield YoKids, and Seventh Generation!  The giveaway ends on August 17, so enter today!  

Enter the giveaway here. 

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Umbrellas into Dresses? OH MY!

Catherine, Tristin & TylerCatherine, Tristin & TylerCould you turn a broken umbrella into something fabulous? I absolutely, positively cannot but Tristin and Tyler met someone who TOTALLY CAN! ... read more

In the next episode of "Tristin & Tyler's Tales from the City!" you will meet Catherine, owner of Himane.  She takes used umbrellas from the streets of New York and works magic on them to create fabulous dresses, purses and tons of other accessories.  She also finds fabrics that have been (or are about to be) discarded from factories for her designs.  She is truly an upcycling/recycling queen and we were so glad to learn a thing or two from her.

Giveaway: A Free Kids Konserve Lunch Sack & Coupons!

Win a free reusable lunch sack from Kids Konserve filled with coupons from Annie's Homegrown,  Stonyfield YoKids, and Seventh Generation.

Keen For Green is giving away 5 of these coupon-filled lunch sacks!  

How to win one:

1)  "LIKE" Keen For Green on Facebook.*

2)  Leave a comment here on THIS post let let us know you're a fan of Keen For Green on Facebook.  Also, let us know what are some of your favorite things to pack for lunch!  (For either you or your kids!)  Be sure to either comment with your Facebook account or leave your email address!

*If you're not on Facebook, just comment on this post to tell us what your favorite things are to pack for lunch.... read more