Mighty Tree Top Adds a Fun Spin to Christmas Morning

by 11/16/14   filed under: green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green toys

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Add a sweet spin to Christmas morning stockings with the fun Mighty Tree Top. The spinning top, a low-tech toy option has been charming kids for generations and this fun version, designed by Karl Zahn with sturdy Beech wood, will delight your kids as well. The Mighty Tree Top is small enough to fit into a holiday stocking, yet still promises fast-action fun. Besides green hemlock, this cute wooden top also comes in gold cyprus, white pine and blue spruce.

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

by 11/15/14   filed under: education, green family, health & body, kids health, news, toxins

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We’ve followed the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for fruits and vegetables every year, and now they have published a Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives as part of their efforts (including a new food-scoring website) to educate consumers about what they are eating. The Dirty Dozen Additives list includes substances associated with serious health concerns, ingredients banned or restricted in other countries, and substances to watch as their potential health associations and risks have yet to be determined. Among the EWG’s listed additives are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, GRAS (or “Generally Recognized as Safe”) ingredients that do not require government review or approval before reaching the market, and undisclosed “flavor mixes” with mysterious and potentially hazardous components. The EWG’s recent website launch and publications aim to shine a light on the need for stricter regulations and reviews of consumer products. The popularity of the new FoodScores database and the attention to the released guides are welcome signs that the public is interested in what’s on their plate, and will hopefully push to have a more transparent and accountable process for the foods that reach our grocery shelves. Read on to see the Dirty Dozen Food Additives List and the types of foods in which these additives are most commonly found.

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14 Dreamy Kids' Rooms That Have Us Yearning for Childhood

by 11/14/14   filed under: eco decor, green kids

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HOW TO: Make Versatile Vegan Cashew Cream

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"Aminals" are Blocks, a Puzzle, and Eco-Decor All in One!

by 11/14/14   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green gifts, kid friendly, kids entertainment

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Playing on the common and endearing mispronunciation of the word “animals,” Aminals is the latest creation from design and furniture company Studio Dunn. The twelve piece set contains common favorite animals as well as more obscure creatures including an owl, a hippo, a kangaroo, a polar bear, a squid, a chameleon, a rhino, a panda, an eagle, a sloth (potentially our favorite), a whale, and an elephant that all fit together like a puzzle. Each animal is simply yet effectively portrayed with lines, and the sustainable set makes the most of lumber leftovers from other Studio Dunn products.

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Family Home's Library Slide Lets Kids Slip Right Into a Good Book

by 11/13/14   filed under: architecture, books, education

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HOW TO: Make a Comforting One-Pot Quinoa Curry With Pumpkin & Coriander

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade, All-Natural Lice Prevention Spray Using Just 3 Ingredients!

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GoldieBlox Introduces Ziplining Action Figure to Bring Engineering to Girls

GoldieBlox Introduces Ziplining Action Figure to Bring Engineering to Girls

Have no fear — Goldie is here! In just a few years, female-focused company GoldieBlox has become a darling of the retail world. Started by a female engineer who wanted to inspire…

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BOOK REVIEW: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

BOOK REVIEW: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

TweetEmail Figuring out easy and fun craft and playtime activities for little ones can be more complicated than one might think. In this Pinterest-pretty society, we see scores…

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Wool and the Gang Offers a Range of Handknits for Little Ones - That You Can Buy or DIY!

Wool and the Gang Offers a Range of Handknits for Little Ones - That You Can Buy or DIY!

The Baby Gang range comes in sizes 0–6 and 6–12 months. At point of purchase you can choose whether to knit the item yourself, receiving wool, easy-to-follow instructions,…

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Children's Library in Mexico Features Bookshelves that Double as Climbing Structures

Children's Library in Mexico Features Bookshelves that Double as Climbing Structures

TweetEmailAnagrama describes the purposeful use of the bookshelves beyond storage, offering as an alternative, a dynamic space to play and learn, to fire the imagination and…

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SPONSORED: Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

SPONSORED: Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

Sponsored by Chevron See how Fab Labs are encouraging girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), giving them access to the tools and hands-on activities to…

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Lille Huset Dollhouses are Designed to Inspire the Next Generation of Makers

Lille Huset Dollhouses are Designed to Inspire the Next Generation of Makers

Alyson Beaton trained as an architect and also has an MFA in visual communications. Her Norwegian heritage has influenced the elegant simplicity of her design aesthetic, and she has…

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VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of Cruelty-Free Dishes for a Delectable Thanksgiving Feast

VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of Cruelty-Free Dishes for a Delectable Thanksgiving Feast

TweetEmailPhoto by Field Roast No Turkey, No Problem! More than 45 million turkeys are killed each and every year, just so people can have a turkey meat filled holiday. Even if…

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HOW TO: Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch - It's Easier Than You Think!

HOW TO: Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch - It's Easier Than You Think!

1. Gather the ingredients 2/3 cups of pumpkin 1 cup of chickpea flour 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed a pinch of sea salt a bunch of fresh oregano 2 tbsp of chopped almonds 2. Make the…

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Repurpose Schoolbags are a Recycled Carryall and Solar-Powered Reading Lamp in One

Repurpose Schoolbags are a Recycled Carryall and Solar-Powered Reading Lamp in One

TweetEmail Repurpose Schoolbags are made of a durable, woven, waterproof textile produced from recycled plastic shopping bags and come in bright, bold colors. The snappy,…

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TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

Scads of people head out to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving for huge savings and to stock up on holiday gifts, but we’ll be making a trip to Target a few weeks early on…

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