education

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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James Cameron gifts his wife five giant solar Sun Flowers to power her sustainable SoCal school

James Cameron gifts his wife five giant solar Sun Flowers to power her sustainable SoCal school

Lots of men give their wives flowers on their birthday, but those flowers aren’t usually comprised of solar cells. Acclaimed film director James Cameron gifted his wife Suzy Amis Cameron a ‘bouquet’

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Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Today, the nation’s six largest school districts made a stunning step forward for eco-friendly student dining. The Urban School Food Alliance—a coalition of school districts in New York City, Los

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Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the world’s happiest children live?

Where do the happiest children in the world live? It depends on how you define happiness, according to Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being. The recent survey,

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State themed flash cards are the cutest baby souvenir this side of the Mississippi

State themed flash cards are the cutest baby souvenir this side of the Mississippi

Like many of us, Bright Eyed Baby founder Ashley loved to travel in her pre-baby days. Now that she has a young son, she found a way to pass on her wanderlust with a line of flash cards that celebrates

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Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Interactive map shows if your child’s school is in a toxic spray zone doused in Monsanto’s Roundup

Map of Estimated Glyphosate Application Chemical and GMO companies say that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is very safe. But in reality, this herbicide is a toxic chemical

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10 kid-friendly DIY projects for the home and yard

10 kid-friendly DIY projects for the home and yard

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Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

In conjunction with Sustainable Surf, Green Toys Inc. and All the Way to the Ocean have teamed up to one, celebrate Earth Day 2015 and two, to help support one of the planet’s most vital resources –

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“Falling Fruit” online map directs you to fruit trees you can forage in your neighborhood!

“Falling Fruit” online map directs you to fruit trees you can forage in your neighborhood!

Are you ready to partake of an urban harvest you weren’t aware was right at your fingertips? Well, this amazing, interactive, world map from Falling Fruit may be your new favorite resource. The map

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13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

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“We Don’t Eat Animals” is a kid-friendly book series that supports and explains humane, plant-based living

“We Don’t Eat Animals” is a kid-friendly book series that supports and explains humane, plant-based living

Before she became an author and an illustrator, Ruby Roth was an elementary school art teacher. Her previous experience, combined with her passion for veganism, make her the ideal creator of an

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Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Got a three or four year-old who just doesn’t appreciate the awesomeness that is preschool? Then heck, maybe it’s time you showed your tot how it’s done, by heading back to preschool

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Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

In some ways, it’s easier than ever for U.S. schools to serve local food. Once upon a time, tight distributor contracts and lack of federal support made it challenging for a school to source local foods

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Father photographs daughter dressed-up as heroic black women after they study their lives and stories

Father photographs daughter dressed-up as heroic black women after they study their lives and stories

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Captivating children’s book “Curious Critters Marine” showcases stunning photography and fascinating facts about ocean dwellers

Captivating children’s book “Curious Critters Marine” showcases stunning photography and fascinating facts about ocean dwellers

David FitzSimmons is a photographer, writer, and professor, and his Curious Critters books combine his expertise in all these areas to make for a stunning, award-winning, and kid-friendly learning

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‘Under the Dome': A mother’s documentary about China’s deadly air quality is taking the world by storm

‘Under the Dome': A mother’s documentary about China’s deadly air quality is taking the world by storm

Becoming a parent can be one of the most powerful catalysts for being an environmental activist. After all, this new life certainly inspires most of us to want a better, safer world for our children.

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Kimberton Waldorf School to offer forest, field and farm kindergarten program

Kimberton Waldorf School to offer forest, field and farm kindergarten program

Kimberton Waldorf School—the second oldest Waldorf School in North America—is to offer a Forest, Field and Farm Kindergarten program for the academic year 2015/16. The Kimberton, Pennsylvania-based

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James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

Oscar-winning directors probably aren’t the first people you think of when you hear about a vegan grade school, but James Cameron is good at surprising people. The director of Titanic and Avatar is

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