9 Year-Old Shutterbug Wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

by 10/30/14   filed under: art

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7 Awesome Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids!

by 10/30/14   filed under: eco toddler, green family, green halloween, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, halloween, how-to

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HOW TO: Upcycle an Old Step 2 Car into a Shiny New Batmobile!

by 10/29/14   filed under: craft, eco play, eco toddler, green toys, how-to

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HOW TO: Make an Exotic Spinach and Green Tea Energy-Smoothie

by 10/29/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Infant Formula Sold in Portland Contains Pesticide-Resistant GMOs

by 10/29/14   filed under: baby feeding, news, toxins

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If you live in Oregon, you’ve likely heard of current Ballot Measure 92, which would require products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), to be labeled as containing GMOs‘ if sold in the state. Unfortunately, labeling hasn’t come soon enough, as the Center for Food Safety (CFS) recently discovered that two brands of baby formula sold at a Portland, Oregon area Fred Meyers – Similac Soy Isomil and Enfamil Prosobee Powder Soy Infant Formula – have tested positive for genetically engineered soy that’s been designed to be resistant to Monsanto’s glyphosate and Bayer Crop Science’s glufosinate.

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Cupcake Reusable Nursing Pads are Made from Organic Cotton & Hemp

by 10/28/14   filed under: breastfeeding

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As any new mom knows, it takes a couple of weeks (or months) for your breast milk supply to regulate, and we bet we’re not the only ones who have leaked in a less-than-ideal setting. Cupcake’s nursing pads are a triple threat: discreet, machine-washable, and made from organic cotton and hemp. A waterproof middle layer should keep milk from seeping through, but you can also add liners for increased protection.  With a new baby, you already have plenty on your mind — who needs to worry about funky alien circles appearing under your clothing? Cupcake reusable pads are thin, lightly contoured, and super soft, keeping your baby’s food source comfy and gently covered up.

+ Set of Two Pairs of Organic, Reusable Nursing Pads $16.90

 

13 Enchanting and Eco-Friendly Castle Play Sets for Young Princes and Princesses

by 10/28/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Kids Can Create Four Different Wooden Creatures With Wodibow's "Mastodonts"

by 10/27/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Wodibow wooden animals are delightfully crafted toys made to spark a child’s imagination and encourage building skills while also honoring “Mastodon-sized animals.” Wodibow offers a family of four species that your child can put together with their own little hands. The pieces that make up each of the wooden mastodon animals are simple enough for kids to assemble, but because they must be combined correctly in order to end up with a finished animal, each toy still provides a nice challenge. The Mastodonts are comprised of a family of 4 wooden animals that have 1 thing in common: they share the body. You have 22 different wooden pieces with small magnets to build 4 animals just by changing the head: Hipu, Riin, Groso and Olaf. Once completed, the wooden creatures move freely via their magnets and a small mechanism within the wood. Each wooden animal is made with 100% natural materials including solid wood and a finish of olive oil and beeswax that won’t pollute or damage the planet, people, or animals. As a bonus, for each Wodibow product you buy, the company will donate part of the profits to organizations that build and conserve ecosystems.

+ Wodibow Wooden Animals €45.00 – €68.00

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Vegan Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte (with Real Pumpkin)

HOW TO: Make Your Own Vegan Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte (with Real Pumpkin)

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top of drink 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for sprinkling…

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6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

6 Scary Home Air Pollutants to Avoid this Halloween & Beyond

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'Pink Tints of Blue' App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

'Pink Tints of Blue' App Shows that Gender Perceptions May be Easily Reconfigured

TweetEmail As Nevieraitė notes, “Entering a toy store reminds us that modern Western society is a binary one, with a strict split between girls and boys. There is a pink…

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Stack and Scare Blocks Make Building Playful Creatures a Scream

Stack and Scare Blocks Make Building Playful Creatures a Scream

Each Roar! set, brilliantly designed by Invisible Creature, comes beautifully packaged in four different kits. Each kit is designed for ages 3 and up and comes with 14 to 18 pieces of…

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Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and "Trick or Treat" Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

Study Finds Dangerous Hidden Chemicals in Halloween Costumes and "Trick or Treat" Bags Sold at Popular Retailers Including Target & Party City

A study released today by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies…

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HOW TO: Make Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

HOW TO: Make Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

1. Gather the ingredients 1 cup of pumpkin 1 cup of chickpeas 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup of lemon juice 1/2 glass of water 1 tsp of cumin 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper 1/3 cup of olive…

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Artist Freya Jobbins Recycles Old Doll Parts into Haunting Sculptures

Artist Freya Jobbins Recycles Old Doll Parts into Haunting Sculptures

You may think twice the next time your child breaks a favorite toy, and take inspiration from Jobbins’ creativity. The South African artist was first inspired by classic fruit and…

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Phonetic Montessori Blocks Help Kids Read Easily and Naturally

Phonetic Montessori Blocks Help Kids Read Easily and Naturally

TweetEmail A gentle learning toy that is eco-friendly, helps with reading skills, and is fun to manipulate? Sign our little learners up! These Montessori reading blocks, with…

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New Study Says Preeclampsia May Be Caused by the Fetus, Not the Placenta

New Study Says Preeclampsia May Be Caused by the Fetus, Not the Placenta

If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely heard of preeclampsia, a harmful and sometimes deadly condition affecting pregnant women. In the past, it’s been…

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Clever Dad Designs Adorable LED Color-Changing Stick Figure Costume for His Daughter

Clever Dad Designs Adorable LED Color-Changing Stick Figure Costume for His Daughter

A clever dad has become an internet sensation with his ingenious idea to create an interactive, and hilarious, Halloween costume for his daughter using LED lights in the shape of a…

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