The goal of the promo is to get kids to stop brown bagging their lunch by offering a free Kids Konserve lunch bag with the purchase of participating products now through September 30, 2011. You need four proofs of purchases to receive one.
These Kids Konserve re-useable lunch bags are washable and made out of recycled cotton. Kids Konserve is awesome. I have a Kids Konserve snack pack and it gets lots of use. The bag is easily washed and we take it with us wherever we go! ... read more
My family's gotten into the recycling routine at home- we recycle paper, plastic, cans, plastic bags, and yard trimmings. It's hardly a feat to be proud of because it's so easy- our city's recycling service picks up all of these materials from our curb each week, with minimal sorting required of us. Reusing materials (the more environmentally friendly alternative, since it avoids the energy consumption involved in recycling) has not been our strength, and I'm trying to work on that. Reusing obviously takes a little more effort and creativity that simply tossing an empty soda can into a recycling bin. Here are three simple ways to reuse old paper such as old bills, draft documents we don't need anymore, and credit card offer letters:... read more
You can pretty much upcycle anything, ya know! Especially when you have kids doing the upcycling! Ever thought of upcycling a trash can? Well Tristin and Tyler have and they did it with cool crafters from BROOKLYN CRAFT FARM.
How can you turn a boring, grey trash can into something fun and useful? Well, my friends, tune in to the next episode of Tristin and Tyler's tales from the City! with the little ones and find out! It's fun project, super easy, and...best of all, it can help keep the kids organized!
Last year, East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California joined forces with Chevron Energy Solutions (CES) to install solar panels on 6 school sites. The solar project's goal is threefold: 1) to save the struggling school district $7.6 million dollars over the next 5 years; 2) to prepare students for careers in the cleantech industry and spark student enthusiasm in science and the environment; and 3) to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 3,100 metric tons per year.
“Our schools will all benefit from these savings, especially in these tough economic times when they’re needed most,” said the Superintendent Dan Moser at that time. “Also, this project reduces our carbon footprint and allows us to incorporate solar into our teaching curriculum so our teachers and students can learn about renewable energy technologies firsthand.”... read more
Since World Oceans Day is coming up on June 8th, Tristin and Tyler take a trip to visit some friends who live in the water in this episode of Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City! Caring for the ocean and all of the creatures that call the ocean home is super important. With the Pacific Garbage Patch growing and growing, it's so important to teach kids about our friends who call the ocean home.
Few things irritate me more than seeing a dog owner look the other way when their pooch does his business. As a responsible Golden Retriever owner, I believe it is my duty to respect my neighbors by picking up the poop. And believe me, my 80 pound dog's business is not small...... read more
Tomorrow, May 27, 2011, has been designated Don't Fry Day by the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention.
Unfortunately, skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S. To help protect yourself from skin cancer, use sunblock, seek shade, don't fake and bake, and see a dermatologist regularly to make sure you don't have any funny looking moles.
With temperatures rising and summer around the corner, it's time to start thinking about summer travel plans. Camping trips are a great alternative to staying in hotels, which can often be very wasteful.
Here are some tips for keeping your camping trip keen and green:... read more