The Good, The Bad, and the Non-Toxic

    by Deanna Duke author, The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You   Choosing to eliminate toxins from your environment poses a lot of issues, not just with figuring out what the heck they are to begin with and what to replace them with, but also how to convince the rest of your family to play along.  When I undertook a radical project to completely … [Read more...]

My Plastic-Free February

February 1.  I just finished up my January eco-challenge (The Compact) and I'm ready for the next event.  Can you guess what is is?  That's right - I'm going plastic-free.  And I'm not doing it alone. The Staff of Rodale.com, publisher of some of my favorite magazines such as Prevention, Organic Gardening, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World have chosen to go plastic-free this month, too!  All … [Read more...]

Is Modern Society Green or Greenwashed?

  the mechanic download dvdrip For the past 7 years, I have been reading and writing - living and breathing - everything I could about green parenting.  And I've loved every minute of it.  Going green is more than just a slogan for me.  It's the way I do things.  It's the way I wash my hair, feed my kids, make dinner, and and find fun stuff to do as a family.  I'm not saying I'm … [Read more...]

Green Parenting on a Budget

Feeling the financial pinch of the recession? You're not the only one. And for many folks, that means a lot of their green choices are falling by the wayside as they seek out money saving options. Over the past few years, the explosion in the green marketplace meant that there were a lot of ways to buy green options for our favorite products. And while it certainly helps to support businesses … [Read more...]

An Interview with Green Parent Laura Seydel

Far from being raised with a silver spoon in her mouth, Laura Seydel, (daughter of CNN founder Ted Turner), was raised with dirt under her fingernails and deeply-rooted love for the environment. Today, this mom of three balances green parenting with ball games, PTA meetings, and her work for the Captain Planet Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that funds eco-projects for schools and … [Read more...]

Why Are YOU A Green Parent?

Why do you strive to be a Green Parent? The Green Parent asked and you answered.... "I'm a green parent because I was raised by green parents. I was raised to be aware of how I spend the planet's finite resources. Now that I'm a parent, I want to leave my children a clean planet. I want Max to be a responsible steward of Earth's resources." Marti, San Diego CA, mom to 3 yr old Max “I want … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways To Save Money By Going Green

High prices got you down? The politicians can talk all the want but the truth of the matter is that prices are rising faster than paychecks can keep up. The good news is that you can save tons of money each month on your energy bills, water bills, trash bills, and even your shopping bills, by making choices that protect the environment. Here are the top 10 ways to save money by going green: 1. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways To Green Your Office

Not long ago, the environment and business were seen as opposing forces. But today, companies both large and small are beginning to see the environmental and economic benefits of adding green to their bottom line. Whether you have a home office, run your own company, or work for a corporation, incorporating green practices into your workplace can save money, boost employee morale, attract … [Read more...]

Eco Confessions of a "Not-So-Green" Green Parent

I recently heard from one of my subscribers who was thrilled with the info she found in The Green Parent no strings attached movie clothing but felt overwhelmed with guilt because she simply could not do all of the things she thought she should be doing to help protect the planet. So I thought it was high time for a few Green Parent "eco-confessions." Here goes: 1. We live 3 blocks away from a … [Read more...]

The Great Diaper Debate

New parents are inundated with new decisions, often on topics that have never before crossed their minds; bottle or breast? paci or thumb? co-sleep or crib? Of these decisions, none is more vexing than diapers. It would seem from the great diaper debate that there is simply no eco-friendly way to diaper a child. Sure, cloth diapers are reusable and therefore lighten the landfill load. However, … [Read more...]

Got Mushrooms?

Eben Bayer grew up around mushrooms, helping his father harvest fungi on their farm in Vermont. But he probably never realized he might be inspired by mushrooms to patent an invention that would take the green building movement by storm. Bayer, and his classmate Gavin McIntyre, graduates of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., recently launched "Greensulate" a organic product they … [Read more...]

Celebs Give Green Some Glam

Can green and glam go together? Celebrities and hot-shot clothing designers recently got together to prove that they could. Twelve fashion icons, namely, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni, Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington, and Sophie Albou (of Paul & Joe) recently got together to launch a fashionable environmental initiative to raise awareness about … [Read more...]

Why Go Green?

As a parent, I knew that I did not want to raise my kids in a world full of toxins. And I wanted my kids to respect the planet and the other species that share it with us. But let's face it, there are days when it is all I can do to keep my girls clean, safe, and happy and I just don't feel up to the monumental task of saving the planet. But the reasons to go green are inextricably linked with my … [Read more...]

Why Go Green?

Everywhere you look, things are going green. But is it really worth the bother? Here are the top 6 reasons for busy parents to save time, money, and the planet. read more | digg story … [Read more...]