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Is Outdoor Child’s Play Doomed to Extinction?

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Category: Behavior, Everything Else, Green, Health

posted Thursday, April 26, 2012

Figures released by the National Trust earlier this month paint a picture of a generation of children disengaged with nature and outdoor play, largely ignorant of the joy of unbridled exploration. According to the charity, fewer than one in ten chil..

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‘Slow Family’ Movement Focuses on Fewer Outside Activities

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Category: Behavior, Education, Everything Else, Green, Health

posted Thursday, October 13, 2011

Families who spend more time together while their children are young tend to have a stronger family bond for decades, experts say. But it takes a lot of effort to plan and then live the "slow family" lifestyle, which suggests that kids don..

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Green Parenting: Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Supplies

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Category: Education, Green

posted Thursday, August 18, 2011

When I was a kid, I used to love going back-to-school shopping. I would color-code my binders and notebooks, sharpen my pencils and line up glue sticks on my desk. I'll admit I was a bit of a nerd; my seriously stocked backpack was definitely indic..

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Let's create safe places for kids to get dirty

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Category: Behavior, Green, Health

posted Thursday, August 18, 2011

As I talk with adults about playing in nature, I invariably hear about special places they remember from their childhood. Their eyes light up and their voices rise as they describe the times they spent outside as a child. Experiences in nature are..

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Back-to-School: How to Teach Kids to Give Back

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Category: Education, Everything Else, Green

posted Thursday, August 11, 2011

The back-to-school season is upon us and that means it’s time for parents to start cleaning out closets and making room for this year’s new clothing and supplies. It’s also an opportunity to donate gently used goods to charity. And..

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Harmful Plastic

by: Anonymous

Category: Green

posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the past few years, the world has taken notice of the Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean, a gyre of trash estimated to be at a the size of the state of Texas and possibly as large at the United States. 90% of this trash patch is comprised of plastic...

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