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Boy, 6, Bagged From Contest for Bringing His Lunch to School in an Eco-Unfriendly Ziploc

Is your kid's lunch packed in an eco-friendly container? One Canadian school says it better be. Credit: Getty
Think you're keeping things green by packing your child's lunch? Better not have any Ziploc bags wrapping that PB&J.
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A kindergarten student was shunned from a contest after he brought his lunch to school in a plastic baggie.

Amazing Kid: Aitan Grossman

Amazing Kid Aitan Grossman teaching his music to kids in Botswana. Credit: Lauren Grossman
Amazing Kid: Aitan Grossman Age: 14 Grade: 8th Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif. School: The Nueva School, Hillsborough, Calif. Favorite Ice Cream: Hä...
This California teen is working to save the Earth though song.

Bring Your Own Chopsticks, Save a Tree

B.Y.O.C. and save a tree. Credit: Bambeco
We were shocked when we learned that 100 acres of forests are cut down in China every day to make 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks. But rather than give up our beloved General Tso's Chic...
Did you know that 100 acres of forests are cut down in China every day to make 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks?

Cut Down on Waste With Reusable Produce Bags

Let us stow your lettuce and veggies for you. Credit: Baggu
Baggu's reusable produce bags may be the best thing to crop up this season. These nylon mesh bags are extremely lightweight and durable, and feature a fold-over flap to help make su...

Recycled, Reusable Bottle Filters Water

Fill 'er up. Credit: The Container Store
It's time to finally break the one-use bottled water habit. The Bobble Water Bottle by Karim Rashid, a reusable water bottle with a built-in carbon filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminant...

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...

Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids

The future of the earth is in the hands of our children. Credit: aussiegall, Flickr
Happy Earth Day! Forty years ago, on April 22, 1970, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as a nationwide protest against the growing environmental...

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 ...

Mom's Fight to Hang Her Laundry Outside Gets Dirty

It's not easy being green. Credit: NBC Philadelphia
A Philadelphia-area mom is letting it all hang out, and her neighbors don't like it.
Patty Pozeynot of Skippack Township, Pa., was fined $100 by her Hunter Ridge neighborhood assoc...

ParentDish's Top Celebrity Eco-Moms

We hear stories nearly every day about celebrity moms dressing their kids in organic clothes, driving hybrid cars and using cloth diapers. And while we agree that every little bit helps, we can't help but do the happy dance when we see celeb moms...

More States Requiring 'Green' Cleaning Products in Schools

More schools are going green when it comes to cleaning products. Credit: Robert S. Donovan, Flickr
In an era where the "3 Rs" have now come to stand for "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," an increasing number of states are requiring schools and governm...

New American Girl Doll Encourages Healthy, Outdoor Play

Meet Lanie, American Girl's 2010 Girl of the Year Doll. Credit: American Girl
On January 1, American Girl will debut Lanie, its blond-haired, hazel-eyed 2010 Girl of the Year doll. Lanie Holland, who will be available for one year only, will laun...

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...

Dig in this Earth Day

True stewardship requires good habits. Luckily for me, good habits can be learned. In my own adventures in parenting, imitation seems to be the most reliable teacher. That has its drawbacks: I no longer swear, which I used to enjoy. But it also force...

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