12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

by 06/23/14   filed under: education, green design, humanitarian design

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After transforming his LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit into a braille printer for the blind, 12 year-old Shubham Banerjee is now receiving invitations from the White House. The seventh-grader was formally invited to join the ranks of notable world-class engineers and inventors at the White House’s first ever Maker Faire, celebrating brilliant minds creating for humanity. Typical braille printers run upwards of $2,000. However, Banjeree’s “Braigo” (braille + LEGO)—a completely open sourced design available to all—will put braille printing into the hands of those who typically can’t afford it. Not bad for someone who doesn’t even have a driver’s license.

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Moulin Roty's Large Tool Box Set Boasts 14 Real Woodworking Tools

by 06/22/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, green gifts, green kids

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Moulin Roty’s Large Tool Box Set is not one of those silly plastic tool sets for kids. This dream of a tool set was designed with the highest quality REAL tools in kid-friendly sizes for kids who are truly interested in woodworking crafts. The kit contains 14 of the most essential woodworking tools, including a hand saw, hammer, gimlet, sanding block, plane, pliers, mallet, chisel, Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, c-clamp, ruler, square ruler, and a spirit level, all packed beautifully into a lovely wooden carrying case. Adults and children can use this tool set together to create meaningful wood pieces that will last for years. This heirloom quality tool collection does require direct adult supervision as it’s a working tool kit with sharp-edged pieces.

+ Moulin Roty Large Tool Box Set $69.95

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Aleva's Plant-Based Nursing Balm is a Lanolin-Free Nipple Soother for Vegan Moms & Babies

by 06/21/14   filed under: baby feeding, breastfeeding, green maternity, toxins

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Breastfeeding is such a lovely time to bond with baby, but many infants take a few days or weeks to get the hang of it, during which time a mother’s sensitive nipples really start to wear and tear. But the vast majority of nipple soothers and nursing balms on the market contain lanolin, a waxy substance secreted by sheep, so what’s a vegan mom to do? And the last thing we want to put on that area (ie where anything is easily absorbed into baby’s mouth) is a chemical-based cream or ointment — so we’re thrilled to finally find a natural, plant-based nursing balm made of soothing ingredients like organic cocoa and shea butter and organic aloe. Aleva Naturals’ balm contains no lanolin or parabens, so you can soothe dry and chapped nipples safely and frequently, sans animal products and toxins.

+ Aleva Naturals Nursing Balm $8.08

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Photographer Herman Damar Captures the Pure Spirit & Joy of Children Reveling in Indonesian Village Life

by 06/20/14   filed under: art

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HOW TO: Make Sushi Shaped Like Adorable Panda Bears!

by 06/20/14   filed under: food, how-to, vegan cooking

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HOW TO: Make Homemade Sunburn Soother to Heal & Repair Your Skin

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HOW TO: Make Fruit and Vegetable Infused Water in Mason Jars

by 06/19/14   filed under: green family, green kids, healthy recipe, how-to, recipe

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HOW TO: Make Pretty in Pink Pasta Using Beetroot as a Natural Food Dye

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Printeer is a Kid-Friendly 3D Printer That Turns Drawings into Tangible Objects

Printeer is a Kid-Friendly 3D Printer That Turns Drawings into Tangible Objects

TweetEmail 3D printing is an amazing, innovative advancement that’s ideal for teaching kids about technology and engineering all while having fun and using their creativity…

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30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Cool You Off This Summer

30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Cool You Off This Summer

Strawberry Popsicle Recipes Strawberry Cherry Lemonade Popsicles: Blend 2 cups strawberries, 3-4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 cups pitted cherries and 1/4 cup agave nectar. Pour in…

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10 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler at Home Without Toys

10 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler at Home Without Toys

TweetEmail1. Water Play Now that it’s warm out, we are doing this one almost every day. I have a couple of large metal mixing bowls that I fill with water, and I give him…

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MUSE School in Los Angeles will be the First Entirely Vegan School in the U.S.

MUSE School in Los Angeles will be the First Entirely Vegan School in the U.S.

TweetEmailLocated in beautiful Malibu Canyon between Malibu and Calabasas, California, the MUSE School is anchored on 22 breathtaking acres abutting the Santa Monica Mountain…

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Brooklyn's Norman & Jules Toy Shop Opens a New Green Outdoor Play Space for Tots

Brooklyn's Norman & Jules Toy Shop Opens a New Green Outdoor Play Space for Tots

TweetEmail Brooklyn-based boutique toy shop Norman & Jules just debuted their new eco-friendly backyard play space. Norman & Jules owners Avi Kravitz and Courtney…

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'Archibet' Transforms Letters into Iconic Architecture, Teaching Kids About the World's Greatest Architects, From A to Z!

'Archibet' Transforms Letters into Iconic Architecture, Teaching Kids About the World's Greatest Architects, From A to Z!

TweetEmail Each entry in this unique collection of prints represents a letter of the alphabet from A to Z. Unlike other alphabet art, each character in Babina’s Archibet…

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Reality Series 'Born in the Wild' Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

Reality Series 'Born in the Wild' Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

TweetEmailWe’re familiar with home birth, Lotus birth, DIY freebirthing experiences, and even dolphin-assisted birth, but giving birth out in the wild is a concept that…

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5 Reusable Swim Diapers for Babies and Toddlers

5 Reusable Swim Diapers for Babies and Toddlers

TweetEmail Charlie Banana Swim Diapers Charlie Banana Swim Diapers have a waterproof outer layer and soft organic cotton interior lining. They are great for the pool, beach,…

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HOW TO: Make No-Bake Vegan Tiramisu With Homemade Nutella & Coffee

HOW TO: Make No-Bake Vegan Tiramisu With Homemade Nutella & Coffee

1. Gather the ingredients 6 Vegan biscuits (or vegan lady fingers) a handful of puffed maize a cup of espresso a cup of vegan Nutella 1/2 cup of vegan cream 2 tbs of cocoa…

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6 Home Remedies for Your Child's Sinus Infection

6 Home Remedies for Your Child's Sinus Infection

1. Nursing If your little one is breastfeeding and not feeling well, they are probably already asking for additional nursing sessions. If not, encourage your babe to nurse frequently.…

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