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  • 08
    Dec
    Environment, Health, Take Action Tuesday
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    The 2009 National Sick Schools Report was recently published and the findings are disturbing to say the least.   68% of our nation's schools were found to have at least one inadequate building feature, > 7% of children exhibited symptoms of ADHD, 8% of children suffer from Asthma, and as a result of the poor environmental conditions of the schools studied, an estimated 32,000,000 students are at high risk daily! The Coalition for Healthier Schools offers the following suggestions for how you can help turn your child's "sick" school into a healthy one!: START A LOCAL GROUP If your school will not appoint a healthy schools group, start your own. As a group, pick the issues you want to work

  • 22
    Apr
    Environment
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    I believe that every day should be Earth Day in the sense that we should always be thinking of our impact and footprint on the environment in some way.  Afterall the earth sustains life and can't be replaced, so it's important to take care of it.   Today is a perfect time to start your new green resolutions.  Below are some ways to celebrate.  Feel free to share your own in a comment. Get Outside and Play - What better way to show appreciation for the Earth than to enjoy its wonders?  Take your kids out on a nature walk and discover all that mother nature has to offer.  Take binoculars or a camera and encourage your children to spot

  • 12
    Oct
    Other Stuff
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    I've just been reading about an amazing eco-project in England called Eden - the world's largest greenhouse that houses a complete rain forest within its domes. It's an eco-educational mecca and a great opportunity to teach your children about the importance of natural habitats to the survival of the human race. With so much talk about global warming, water conservation, species threatened with extinction like the polar bears and the melting of the ice caps, the time has come for families to take an interest in what's happening to our environment. Now I know given the state of the economy, few families have the means or time to plan a trip to England in order to see a bunch of

  • 02
    Sep
    Other Stuff
    Written By Tela Kayne
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    My youngest daughter just turned one and I'm happy to report that her First Birthday Party was an eco-friendly, green success!  I limited the invitation paper waste and postage by sending Evite invitations to the event. I centered her party around a garden theme and asked guests not to bring gifts to reduce wrappings.   However I did suggest that for anyone that felt the need to bring something that they bring something for her first garden.  It was wonderful!  She received everything from a bird feeder and Shepard's hook to spring bulbs and gardening tools.  She even received a Bay Laurel and a Laurel Oak tree in her name.  The following are other things I did to keep her green,