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 ...

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...

The end of the birthday party blowout?

My son attended a birthday party where guests were asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the fire fighter's toy drive rather than a present for the birthday girl. She had plenty of toys already and liked helping those less fortunate. Halfway t...

Utah goes to a four-day work week

State employees in Utah are about to get an extra day off -- sort of. The state government is switching to a four-by-ten work week, beginning in August. Instead of working eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, about 17,000 workers will put in ten...

WALL-E: Cute robot or liberal propaganda?

While I had my issues with WALL-E, I wouldn't have considered leftist brain-washing to be one of them (although, I suppose some might argue that I'm so far gone I wouldn't notice it in the first place). It seems, however, that some of the more conser...

Wal-Mart gets greener

Laundry day just got lighter for a lot of people! Discount giant Wal-Mart announced by May of 2008, all its U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs will carry only concentrated versions of liquid laundry detergent. Because Wal-Mart sells approximately 25% of a...


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