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

by 06/16/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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6 Home Remedies for Your Child's Sinus Infection

by 06/16/14   filed under: green baby, green family, green kids, health & body, kids health

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Vermilio's Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

by 06/15/14   filed under: eco toddler, green kids, humanitarian design

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Clothes with a soul — that’s what Vermilio is all about. Launching on Kickstarter, Vermilio’s new kids line will work with women on the Thai-Myanmar border, supporting generations-old natural dying and weaving processes and paying a fair wage for the production of this unique, thoughtfully designed collection. The hand-loomed textiles begin with 100% natural unbleached cotton and are dyed with pigments created from plants, nuts, and insects. Vermilio is committed to an eco-friendly process from growing and wild-crafting some of their natural dye sources (with organic dye garden plans in their near future) to upcycling their scraps into accessories to planting trees to offset shipping.

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Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family's Clothes

by 06/14/14   filed under: gadget, green kids, news

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When she was only fourteen, the innovative and resourceful Remya Jose transformed an old bicycle gear and spare parts into a pedal-powered washing machine! Jose, now 16, lives in Kizhattoor Panchayat in India, where she and her twin sister were put to the task of handling the family’s laundry. Rather than washing their clothing by hand, the ambitious student designed this brilliant mechanical washing machine that doubles as an exercise bike! Watch the video of this gifted teen and her inspired machine in action after the jump!

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Rhoost's Natural Baby Grooming Kit is a Must-Have Basic

by 06/14/14   filed under: green baby, green baby gifts, kid friendly

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One of the things that shocked us when we had little ones was just how sharp their nails could be: we used to call our son Wolverine because of his tendency to claw us and himself when we tried carefully cleaning or cutting his nails. Another thing that surprised us? Just how much we treasure the little hairs on their heads… and how tender those heads can be. The folks at Rhoost created their baby grooming kit with these details in mind and designed a complete set of basics including a comb, brush, washcloth, and nail clipper. Made with materials including natural bamboo and bristles and organic cotton, Rhoost’s baby grooming kit is a great baby shower gift or just the right thing to buy your own growing family. Those little curls won’t untangle themselves, but Rhoost’s carefully designed brush and comb will make it easier to keep hair healthy, and the bird-themed washcloth will keep little bathers amused. The kit is an essential for making bath and grooming time as natural and gentle as possible.

+ Natural Grooming Kit $29.99

+ Rhoost

 

HOW TO: Make Organic Lactation Cookies To Help Increase Your Breast Milk Production

by 06/13/14   filed under: baby feeding, baking, breastfeeding, food, green family, how-to, recipe, snack, vegetarian

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All-Star Ensemble of Musicians Produce an Original Song to Bring Awareness to Child Labor

by 06/13/14   filed under: announcements, events

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This week, the International Labor Organization (ILO) released an original song featuring an all-star ensemble of celebrity musicians to kick-start International World Day Against Child Labour. 168 million children in the world are currently enslaved in child labor, and this collaborative musical effort aims to bring awareness to this grim state of affairs. “’Til Everyone Can See,” is an inspirational ballad performed by Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, violinist Ann Marie Simpson and Minh Dang—a former victim of child trafficking. Click through to join the global movement to give children back their childhoods, and listen to the song after the jump.

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Free Play's Sensory-Focused, Abstract Play Structures Inspire Kids to Get Creative

by 06/13/14   filed under: art, eco play

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'The Land' is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

'The Land' is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

At first glance, The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground, seems like a modern-day parent’s worst nightmare. The Land is riddled with what looks like trash and the walls…

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Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

The children at my son’s school makes a weekly pilgrimage from the urban jungle of Philadelphia to a local nature and environmental education center. Once there, in addition to…

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HOW TO: Grow a Lemon Tree From a Lemon Seed

HOW TO: Grow a Lemon Tree From a Lemon Seed

Here’s a fun spring time project you can do with your kids to connect them to nature and teach them a bit about how food is grown. Growing a lemon tree from scratch is super easy!…

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NuuNest is an Around-the-Clock App for All Your Newborn Needs

NuuNest is an Around-the-Clock App for All Your Newborn Needs

Even though people have been raising babies since the dawn of man — the little bundles of joy still remain a mystery in myriad ways. They arrive into the world a few weeks early…

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HOW TO: Make Creamy, Vegan Pineapple-Colada Sorbet

HOW TO: Make Creamy, Vegan Pineapple-Colada Sorbet

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients 1 whole organic pineapple 1/2 cup organic coconut milk 1/4 cup organic sugar juice from 1/4 of an organic lime Step 2: Core and Cut the…

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Girls Who Join a Girl Scouts Troop Reap an Abundance of Benefits from Outdoor Experiences

Girls Who Join a Girl Scouts Troop Reap an Abundance of Benefits from Outdoor Experiences

A new research report by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), shows that girls experience significant benefits when they spend time outdoors. The report, entitled More Than…

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11 Year-Old Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition with Her Beautifully Illustrated Transformative Water Purifier

11 Year-Old Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition with Her Beautifully Illustrated Transformative Water Purifier

TweetEmailEach year Google holds a Doodle 4 Google competition for kids in grades K-12. For its 7th year, the competition revolved around the theme of an invention that would…

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Barbie's Home Birth, With Ken, Her Midwife & Her Daughter By Her Side

Barbie's Home Birth, With Ken, Her Midwife & Her Daughter By Her Side

Inhabitots: What was the inspiration behind your idea to photograph Barbie giving birth at home? Why did you choose Barbie as your model? Katie Moore: It is my duty as a human being…

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HOW TO: Make a Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

HOW TO: Make a Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

1. Gather the ingredients a bunch of spinach leaves 1/2 cup of coconut milk 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup 2 tsp of dark chocolate chips 2.…

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10 Easy, Natural Ways to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

10 Easy, Natural Ways to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

1. Nurse frequently Nursing often, regardless of how much milk you’re producing, will help tell your body to make more. Switch sides during each feeding session as well. This will…

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