Inspiring Kids to Be Eco-Conscious for a Lifetime
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Inspiring Kids to Be Eco-Conscious for a Lifetime

Over the past year, Katie has talked a lot here on Green Your Way about how she inspires her kids to live green. Here are some of my favorites: How to Raise a Child “Green” with the Power of Words See My First Grader Save the Earth…from Juice Pouches! Our Earth Day Litter Tradition (and…

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How to Raise a Child "Green" with the Power of Words

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When I was a kid, there wasn't anywhere in my town to recycle anything, with the exception, perhaps, of the used oil from my dad's car dealership. I never collected paper, rinsed jars, or checked for the numbers in the triangle on plastic containers. I could…

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What Does Sustainable Even Mean?
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What Does Sustainable Even Mean?

Sustainable. Organic. Eco-friendly. Carbon footprint. Waste. These terms are tossed around these days like the marketing buzzwords of the decade, and we all know that just because a product or company tells us they're green doesn't mean they really are. So what does sustainable really even mean? I'm proud to be a Smarter Life Better…

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{30} Uses for Coconut Oil
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{30} Uses for Coconut Oil

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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{30} Changes to Make to Go Green

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Story Hour (3/14 @ 7:30 p.m.)
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Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Story Hour (3/14 @ 7:30 p.m.)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom's of Maine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week at her 6-year-old well check, the doctor asked our second daughter if she brushed her teeth at least once every day. Still a little bit shy, although definitely coming out of her…

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Baby Steps Along My Green Journey
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Baby Steps Along My Green Journey

Going green wasn't a one-time decision for me. In fact, I'm not sure baby steps is the right way to describe it either. It's really been more of a two steps forward, one step back process as a I learn about different areas of a green lifestyle, try new things, inevitably fail on the first…

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7 Ways to Avoid Using Plastic Wrap

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Reduce, reuse, recycle has long been the green battle cry to save the earth. With some things, there's really only one option. Plastic wrap, for example. The die hard environmentalists among you (and I count myself in that number) may try to reuse plastic wrap. You…

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Easy, Natural Bathroom Cleaners and Tips

First, a confession: At this moment, I have a few commercial bathroom cleaners in our "cleaning bucket", which we keep on the top shelf in our laundry room. I'm not sure when or why I stopped using vinegar as the base for most of my cleaning needs, but I'm determined to move back to more…

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Old Wisdom for Modern Green and Frugal Living

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I love this saying, "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without".  It pretty much sums up my philosophy for green and frugal living. It means being good stewards of the resources we already have at our disposal, and not giving into…

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