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  1. Country Living / Off the Grid
    Hello all! I am writing on behalf of a small television production company that is currently looking for stories about people who are planning to build/in the process of building sustainable homes in remote locations in the U.S. If you're interested in finding out more, please let me know and we...
  2. Green Goods
    We all know the three R's of doing our part to help the environment: Our recycling bins runneth over, our reusable water bottles and shopping bags are always ready to go. But when it comes to reducing, or actually using fewer resources in the first place, some of us may still be falling short...
  3. Green Goods
    Subscription boxes are a booming business, and it isn't hard to see why: they're an easy and exciting way for shoppers to get access to products they might not otherwise have. Plus, who doesn't like to receive a surprise box full of goodies in the mail? From pre-prepped meals, to designer...
  4. Green Goods
    Today Starbucks announced that it plans to eliminate plastic straws from over 28,000 Starbucks locations across the globe by 2020. The brand said that this move will result in a billion fewer straws in Starbucks stores per year. More importantly, it will result in fewer plastic straws littering...
  5. Green Goods
    Children love to help in the garden - here are 10 easy-to-grow plants that will enchant them. My husband and I don't go on dates often. Instead, we spend our entertainment budget on heirloom seeds and enriched dirt. The first year we were married, we grew a small jungle on the apartment patio...
  6. Family Life
    April showers bring May flowers and...the gardening itch. If you have the longing for homegrown produce, but the traditional garden plot holds no appeal, give raised beds a try. Raised garden beds, also known as garden boxes, are exactly what they sound like - a frame of soil sitting atop the...
  7. Toddler & Child
    I am a gardening mama, and one of my go-to books for inspiration is Gardening Lab For Kids - 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play and Enjoy Your Garden. I'd like to share one of my favorite Gardening Lab experiments with you: Seed Tape. I have a large vegetable garden in my...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Sprout created the world's first sustainable pencil that your kiddies can plant after use. My toddler nephew fell in love with these pencils, so I decided I had to speak to the founder and CEO, Michael Stausholm, to get more info. When I received my Sprout pencil crayons in the mail, I called...
  9. Toys, Games, Books, Music and other Media
    I sell handmade wooden wildlife toys, made out of wood harvested from my forest in Southeastern Ohio. Almost every aspect of my business is sustainable, from small scale low impact timberharvesting, to the food grade mineral oil finish, all the way to the packaging in recycled paper. I am...
  10. Diapering
    Greetings all! My wife and I have started a Diaper Service laundering and delivering cloth diapers to most of Sonoma County. We are using: unbleached, all natural cotton prefold diapers cleansing enzymes (a more natural alternative to traditional detergents) no chlorine bleach (we use oxy-brite...
  11. Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska
    Good morning ladies, Back in 2013 I posted in this forum about a new Fort Collins charter school offering education inspired by Waldorf methods and sustainable living practices called Mountain Sage Community School. At the time we were just opening, and I wanted share the good news. Today I'm...
  12. Waldorf
    Good morning mamas, I wanted to let you know about our amazing charter school in Fort Collins, CO. It's called Mountain Sage Community School, and is inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living. We are in our second year of operation after a 5 year journey to open, and we are doing...
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