Jennifer Chait

Jennifer is a full-time freelance writer in the rainy Pacific Northwest and mom to a killer 13-year-old boy. Her writing background includes website content, blogs, copy for non-profits, web projects, national magazine articles and business proposals and grants. Beyond writing for Inhabitots and Inhabitat, Jennifer is the About.com Organic Business expert, admin and social media manager at VeggieBoards, plus writes for Growing a Green Family and a handful of other green-minded websites. Activities and obsessions other than writing include music, books, nature, chill people and barrels of coffee. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jenniferchait
Jennifer Chait
“Breastmilk” the Movie, from the Executive Producers of “The Business of Being Born” is Available on iTunes & DVD August 5th

“Breastmilk” the Movie, from the Executive Producers of “The Business of Being Born” is Available on iTunes & DVD August 5th

From the moment they share that they’re pregnant, most women are inundated with, “Breast is best” speeches about breastfeeding. Yet, while there’s plenty of research backing up

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Forest Kindergartens: Where Mother Nature is the Teacher in an Outdoor Classroom

Forest Kindergartens: Where Mother Nature is the Teacher in an Outdoor Classroom

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your youngster could spend his formative years outside exploring and learning about nature vs. being stuck inside without fresh air, exercise or a working knowledge of the

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An Ozone Garden Tells You About the Air Quality Around Your Home

An Ozone Garden Tells You About the Air Quality Around Your Home

What if you could simply look at the leaves on the plants in your garden to find out about the air quality in your neighborhood? Theoretically you can, if you plant a National Center for Atmospheric

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The ARC Flatpack Dollhouse is Designed in Mid-Century Modern Style

The ARC Flatpack Dollhouse is Designed in Mid-Century Modern Style

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Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

In the past, researchers have suggested that ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are the two factors most largely responsible for the vast differences in the size of babies born in different

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Babywearing Ballet Class Lets Moms Dance Their Way to Fitness with Baby on Board

Babywearing Ballet Class Lets Moms Dance Their Way to Fitness with Baby on Board

Ready to relax, spend time out of the house, and maybe even lose some baby weight? Yes? Well, if you live in Tustin, California, then Babywearing Ballet might be just what you need. Babywearing Ballet is

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Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat Contains a Flame Retardant That Has Been Subject to a Global Ban by the UN

Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat Contains a Flame Retardant That Has Been Subject to a Global Ban by the UN

As part of the HealthyStuff.org #ToxicFreeCarSeats campaign, HealthyStuff ran some early testing on the Graco My Size 65 Convertible Car Seat and found that it contains several dangerous chemicals that

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EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

EPA Proposes Ban of HFCs in Cars & Grocery Stores to Help Halt Global Warming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced a proposal that would ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) where climate-friendly alternatives are available instead. HFCs are a group

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Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

Research Links Popular Pesticides to Declining Bird Population

New research that some are dubbing a second “Silent Spring” shows that neonicotinoid insecticides have an adverse effect on non-target invertebrate species, such as birds. Neonicotinoids

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New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey

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Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Child Laborers May Have Made Your Samsung Smartphone

Over 20,000 individuals took action with Green America in March, asking the Apple company to improve labor conditions in its supplier factories, and it turns out Apple is listening! Now Green America

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Tell LEGO to End Their Partnership with Oil Giant Shell

Tell LEGO to End Their Partnership with Oil Giant Shell

As part of a new co-promotion, LEGO, everyone’s favorite toy brick company, has partnered with Shell, well known oil giant of the world. As part of the partnership, LEGO has actually branded

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C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic

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iPosture: A Syndrome on the Rise Among Kids Who Hunch Over Electronic Devices

iPosture: A Syndrome on the Rise Among Kids Who Hunch Over Electronic Devices

Think it’s perfectly alright for your child to hunch over an iPad or iPhone? Think again. According to Leigh Sheldrick, a chiropractor with seventeen years of experience, on an increasing basis,

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Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,

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Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

The idea that regular exposure to dirt, grime and the great outdoors in general is very healthy for kids is nothing new, but now a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study goes one step

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Toddlers Will Delight in Toys ‘From the Seeds’

Toddlers Will Delight in Toys ‘From the Seeds’

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AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

New parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should read to their children from birth onward.

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