How To Recycle Toys: 5 Fun Ways To Give Old Toys A New Life

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I grew up relatively spoiled, I must admit. Though I was raised in a middle income household, my collection of toys looked fit for a prince, and boy did I enjoy playing with everything in my room. However, as time rolled on, I, like all boys of a certain age, stopped pulling the wooden train sets, LEGO blocks, and Tonka trucks off the shelf.Eventually, I outgrew the toys that catered to my early imagination. Years later,as my closet space grew scarcer and scarcer, I decided I wanted to … [Read more...]

Green College Tips: 10 Ways To Go Green At School

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With students slowly returning to colleges and universities, one of the focuses for the coming school year should be to make it a more eco-friendly one.After all, when areas receive the influx of people on the scale that so many neighborhoods with campuses do, it can inflict havoc on local environments.I myself went to a school that had close to 20,000 students who swarmed the surrounding communities. As individuals we may not have realized the impact we had as a large group, but it was … [Read more...]

Solar in UK Schools

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This is a really fun new development in the UK. Climate activist group 10:10 is behind it, but really, it’s all about local communities.The short story: 10:10 has created a website, Solar Schools, where people can easily donate as little as £5 to put solar panels on a local school’s roof.The organization creates a webpage for each school involved that shows who has donated (unless you want to remain anonymous) and how much, by replacing some of the solar cells with donor photos, names, … [Read more...]

Give Your Kids a Green Jump Start at an Eco Summer Camp

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Do you ever wish that you would have learned the cool “green” stuff that you know now, a few years earlier? If so, why not give your kids, or kids you know, a chance to do just that...a jumpstart on learning, if you will.How you might ask? Summer camp of course!Don’t get me wrong, there’s always the option of giving a green book to read, but eco-friendly camp just sounds WAY more fun.Read on to check out a list of several great ones.  … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Green Your Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner.I know I am behind in getting ready for it, but assuming that others are more on top of things, here are a few ideas for how to green your Halloween.These ideas will help you green everything from your Halloween candy to your Halloween decorations and even your Halloween costume! … [Read more...]

International Walk To School Day (October)

Remember those days when kids used to walk to school?The Partnership for a Walkable America is trying to bring that concept back into our busy day to day lives.How?With an International Walk To School Day, of course.  Walk To School Day History The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first Walk to School day in 1997 in Chicago, getting the idea from the United Kingdom. It was done in an effort to make the surrounding communities more walker … [Read more...]

Design a Fundred Dollar Bill for Earth Day

An amazing amount of children and teens are all about fixing the world they're being handed... and there are some incredibly fun tools to help them do just that.For teenagers, the new site Inconvenient Youth is a one-stop shop for everything regarding living green and fighting climate change.For not-quite-teenagers, why not get involved in  the Fundred Dollar Bill Project?  … [Read more...]

Toxin-Free Loaders & LED Dozers: Perfect Toys For Every Boy

It's no secret that today's toys are riddled with toxins of all varieties.Luckily there are a few companies, like Sprig Toys, that are keeping your kids safe and the earth beautiful.Of course if Sprig's eco-friendly toys that harness both kid and kinetic power aren't a suit for your youngster, you can always retrofit your current toys with uber-cheap solar powered lights and sound. … [Read more...]

7 FREE & Amazing Cardboard DIY Projects That Will Save You $100′s

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Laptops really aren't made for our laps anymore are they?Instead of going out and spending $100's on a fancy-schmancy laptop stand or docking station, why not make your own FOR FREE??GreenUpgrader came up with the original plans for this eco-friendly computer stand, and they'll walk you through how to build it, too.After I saw this awesome idea at GreenUpgrader, I got to wondering, "What other cool stuff can you make for FREE from cardboard? As it turns out, there are all kinds of … [Read more...]