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Summer’s Here: Take It Outdoors

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

This is the official first day of summer (is anyone else tired of explaining to their kids that it isn’t quite summer yet after June 1? can’t we just align the seasons to the calendar already??) — and the biggest item on our family’s summer checklist: eat outdoors. We may have to string some bug [...]

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Tags: PSA · green tips · summer

Grow Green for Earth Week (5 links for Friday)

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have a special Earth Week-themed collection of links to share today, but first a few pieces of personal news. I was too wrapped up in bake sale prep last week to share this with you all, but I’m thrilled that FoodieTots was listed on Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers list! If you haven’t [...]

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Tags: five on friday · food politics · green tips

Food Independence Day (a Locavore’s 4th of July)

July 1st, 2009 · 9 Comments

You may have seen this floating around the internet lately, but the intrepid locavores who spearheaded the White House Organic (WHO) Farm movement have moved on to encourage all 50 states’ governors (and Washington’s Mayor Fenty, I presume) to serve local and sustainably sourced foods this Independence Day. Take a moment to sign the Food [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · green tips · holiday · sustainable food tidbits · tips

Organic Christmas Trees

December 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

On a seasonal if not food-related note, I wanted to share some tips on finding an eco-friendly Christmas tree. I am a firm believer in real trees – they absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, are replanted and biodegradable, and support green spaces that could otherwise be developed into new subdivisions – but I’m embarrassed to [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · green tips · holiday · saving family farms

A Greener Jack o’ Lantern

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There are many ways to have a green Halloween, from making your own eco-friendly decorations to handing out fair-trade Endangered Species chocolates to your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Here are three steps to greening your Halloween Jack o’ Lantern. 3 Steps to a Green Jack o’ Lantern 1. Buy a locally-grown pumpkin. Just like with the food [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · green tips · holiday · recipes