Category Archives: Green Events

DIY Easter Eggs!

Easter is almost here and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by naturally dying eggs with your littles!? We came across this awesome blog post from Christine Chitnis and knew we had to share.  It’s so hard sometimes finding cute, well done, natural / eco ways to do the simplest things.  This DIY easter egg dying project is just perfect!

Here’s what you need:

– hard-boiled white eggs in their shells
– water
– white vinegar
– salt
– beets, ground coffee, red cabbage, ground turmeric
– knife, pots, strainer, bowls (metal, ceramic, or plastic)

Now hop on over to Christine’s site to see HOW TO! 

Labor Day Love.

Today we celebrated Labor Day here in the states. The real reason we celebrate is to honor the economic and social contributions of workers in our country, but I can’t help but to think about all the strong, powerful mama’s who have birthed a child. While I do agree that there should certainly be a day to honor those who contribute to the society in which they live (today), maybe we can make room for the working mama’s too? After all, they are the ones who make the world go round, right? :) Oh, and lets not forget mama’s everyone human and animal alike. We’re all part of the same world, don’t you agree?

Earth Day

Earth Day crafts via Tip Junkie- How can you go wrong with these?!

Today while teaching my little class we sorted through our recycling, juiced our own orange juice and painted (with eco paint!) pictures of planet earth. Earth Day truly is one of my favorite “holidays” with little ones- they just love it! How did you celebrate!?

B Nature’s stance….

Our commitment to Fair Trade….Have you read about it? “Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.” (IFAT- International Fair Trade Association)
“The mission of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) is to combine the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards.” Confused why every business doesn’t make this same commitment? Us too. Click HERE to read our full commitment.

If you must choose….

Recently we came across this terrific chart of food items, that when NOT grown organically are injected with the most amounts of pesticides- eeeks! So, if you are at the market and are not buying everything organic (we realize it makes a difference in your wallet) definitely try to use this guide for your “must be organic” selections. Enjoy, and healthy eating!

BP oil spill: Hands Across The Sand

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All across American beaches people are taking a stand against the oil spill. (There have actually been some international demonstrations as well!)  Making a human wall is our way of saying enough is enough and that this type of “accident” is unacceptable.  I love when people come together for the greater good of our planet.

Quick update: Oil still continues to flood into the Gulf reminding us of the importance and push for clean energy.  To learn more about the hands across the sand movement click here.

Green Fest!

This past weekend marks the end of the fabulous Chicago Green Festival and begins the countdown to green fest Seattle (June 5-6).  Discover some of the best green products, local “green” businesses, and learn what the community is doing through some of the cities most influential climate projects.  Be sure to check the Green Festival website to learn about events in other cities and how you can get involved!

Was anyone at the Chicago fest?? We’d love to hear about your experience!

Other festival locations (as of now) include: Washington DC, San Francisco and Denver.

ps. the Green Festivals tag line reads “Social Justice, Sustainable Economy, Ecological Balance” Don’t you just love that?