Amazing Kid: Teen Gives Kids Access to Technology With Computer Recycling

Alexander Lin is believes that technology is a key component of eduction. That's why he created a program to give kids access to computers. Credit: Jason Lin
Alexander Lin is more than just a teenager interested in computers -- he transformed...

Amazing Kid: Tween Helps Heat Homes Using Discarded Cooking Grease

How many 11-year-olds do you know who have the confidence to go before their city council, let alone convince them to help convert food waste into biofuel? That's exactly what Cassandra Lin, of Westerly, R.I., did. The middle schooler and h...

Earth Day: Everyday Activities for Kids

Earth Day comes only once a year, but in our neighbourhood many families are making small changes to honour the Earth every day. If your family is looking for inspiration and practical ideas to bring Earth Day home, every day, look no further than ...

Five Ways To Green Your Holiday Season

Don't throw that cereal box away -- it could become next year's coolest Christmas card. Credit: WordRidden, Flickr
When you look at the facts, our holiday habits can have an enormous effect on more than just our waistlines this time of year. Now ...

The Story of Stuff Makes Moms - And Kids - Think

Annie Leonard explains how stuff is made, and soon tossed. Image via storyofstuff.com.
"The Story of Stuff" is the stuff of legend in classrooms across the country -- and now, my small town in Maine. This short film by activist Annie Leonard do...

Airing it out

Say what you will about disposable diapers, especially with regard to their impact on the environment, but it's hard to deny that they do offer (for the most part) one very important positive--the disappearance of diaper rash. The latest models of...

The Big Green Purse

A friend recently emailed me a great website just brimming with environmentally-friendly services. At The Big Green Purse, the editors believe that the fastest, easiest, most direct route to a clean and healthy environment is to shift consumer spendi...

Eco-friendly: Bamboo dominoes

My husband's family is crazy about dominoes- Chickenfoot, to be specific. Seriously, my grandmother-in-law hunts me down until I submit to her domineering domino ways. They clearly need help. I'm sure we'll be introducing dominoes to Wito at some poi...

It's Easy Being Green: playhouses with a conscience

As you may or may not know, I'm on a mission to make smarter choices with my purchasing power. We are really trying not to buy yet another toy that will never biodegrade because it's made with toxic plastics. I'm currently looking for playhouses for ...


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