In this episode of Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City! the boys meet Tiffany Threadgould of Replayground! Tiffany upcycles trash into all sorts of cool items! In this episode, be sure to catch Tiffany's headband made from a plastic bag, or her belt made from soda can tops.... read more
Upcycling is so fun! For those of you who don't know what upcycling is, it's the process of repurposing trash or other items that may be thrown away, and turning it into something that will have a greater or brand new purpose! If you turn a blanket into curtains, that's upcycling too, it doesn't have to be trash that's being repurposed. Upcycling is a great process because it keeps trash out of the landfils and gives it a new life!
The wonderful bloggers over at ecoSAFE conducted a variety of tests on greener disposable diapers. I urge you to check out their diaper analysis. A few months back, I did some pro/cons on greener disposable diapers. I've reviewed a handful of disposable diapers, but I never did any of the extensive testing that ecoSAFE did.
For the tests, they shredded them, flooded them, tore them apart, and had the babies wear them and do their thing.
You might be surprised to see how some of the diapers stacked up and how green even the diapers really are. ... read more
Thanks Mama sells all sorts of merchandise for the green baby: cloth diapers, baby carriers, bibs, toys, eco-friendly baby care products, reusable feminine care, baby bedding, and more. The winner will be able to use their gift certificate towards any of those purchases! ... read more
'Tis the season for poofy dresses, corsages, and limos. If you're a teen or the parent of a teen hoping to help reduce the impact of going to prom, here are some tips to help!... read more
The Dress: While it's nice to buy a dress by an eco-friendly fashion line, it's not always economically feasible for the average teenager. If you want to save some money, consider buying vintage. You can find lots of really cool dresses that way for a low price...and it lowers your carbon footprint!
The Corsage and Boutonniere: Find a florist who uses locally grown and/or organic flowers.
Tristin and Tyler: Earth Lovers!: Tristin and Tyler
In honor of our fabulous Earth, me and my twin brother have gotten animated! YUP! Animated! JC Little of Little Animation turned us into little animated EARTH HUGGERS for Earth Day!
Please check out our first ever animated short about UPCYCLING! It's really fun because it invites kids to use their imagination when upcycling or reusing materials! Truly, anything is possible, especially when your goal is saving the EARTH!
We love to meet people all over New York City who are doing their part to help this BIG world of ours stay green and clean! Trying to go GREEN with kiddies isn't easy, so we take adventures around the city to show kids and their caregivers ways they can help the environment too! We also show people going green in ways that you'd never think possible! So sit back, watch an episode and then go out and do the same activity with your favorite kiddies!... read more
Sesame Street was always way ahead of its time. There are many kids shows today with episodes that have environmental messages, but Sesame Street's been doing this for as long as I can remember. Jim Henson once said, "I've always been in awe of the incredible beauty of every last bit of nature." It often showed in his work.
Let's get in touch with our inner child today, and enjoy 5 environmentally themed Sesame Street sketches!... read more
Root 4 Kids, a project encouraging families and schools to eat well, is running a new contest. All you have to do is sign up for Root 4 Kids. The school with the most sign-ups between April 5 and May 31 will win either a new Farm to School program or a school garden.
Root 4 Kids is brought to you by Annie's, makers of some of my favorite mac and cheese and other yummy snacks. For the contest, Root 4 Kids partnered with National Farm to School Network, an organization that connects schools to local farms. The winning school will be connected with a local farm, and the farm will provide healthy food in the school cafeteria and nutrition education in classrooms or through a school garden. Parents, family members, teachers, and administrators can sign up at www.root4kids.com/join! ... read more
Green your lunch! Last summer, our blogger Liz wrote about how to make your school/work lunch produce less waste. One excellent way? Ditch the Ziplocs! They're plastic, difficult to recycle because of the "zipper" component, and kinda expensive, too.
Lucky for us, The Lucky Butterfly, maker of reusable snack and sandwich bags, is offering FREE SHIPPING to Keen for Green readers! Just use the coupon code "Keenforgreen" when checking out. They even make custom ones in case you don't find a size/fabric that you like.... read more