Author Archives: Carin Lynn

Product of the Week – Save the Earth Science Experiments: Science Fair Projects for Eco-Kids

Save the Earth Science Experiments: Science Fair Projects for Eco-KidsGoing green is a hot topic & a super hot science fair project. Author & scientist Elizabeth Snoke Harris shows how to impress the fair judges with experiments that show how to harness energy with windmills, make a biogas generator, or create alternative fuels in her hardcover book, “Save the Earth Science Experiments: Science Fair Projects for Eco-Kids”. She provides plenty of winning ideas, along with step-by-step guidance to insure that the end result is a success.

The importance of what children learn will go even beyond the science fair: they’ll have the knowledge to understand what’s happening to Planet Earth & the desire to do something eco-friendly every day.

Teach your kids the value of Being Green!

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Tip of the Week – Paint Green

Latex Paint CansThe main environmental issue with paint is that much of it contains volatile organic compounds or VOCs. VOCs create ground-level ozone pollution and carry potential health risks.

Buying & painting with low or no VOC paint will release fewer to no VOCs into the air we breath when you paint.

Avoid BPA In Metal Cans & Other Containers

Metal CansWhen you are in the grocery store shopping and have the option to buy a product in a metal can or a glass jar…go with the glass jar. That’s because the inside of many metal cans are lined with a plastic liner that contains the chemical Bisphenol A or commonly abbreviated as BPA, which is associated with hormone disruption and can leach from the can liner into the food.

All chemicals are bad, especially in our food, but unfortunately BPA is so widely used and manufactured that you’re not likely to eliminate it from your system altogether. Below are some tips you can take to minimize your exposure to BPA:

  • When possible, and especially if you’re pregnant and when feeding a young child, limit the amount of canned food in your diet.
  • Avoid using old or scratched polycarbonate bottles. If you’re in the market for a new water bottle, look for stainless steel water bottles that do not have a plastic liner.
  • Don’t use plastic containers to heat food in the microwave. Opt for ceramic, glass, or other microwavable dishware.
  • Soft or cloudy-colored plastic does not contain BPA.
  • If you’re formula feeding your infant, consider using powdered formulas packaged in non-steel cans. Also, choose baby bottles made from glass or plastics that don’t leach BPA (like polypropylene or polyethylene).

Earth Hour – March 28, 2009 From 8:30-9:30pm

It’s the 3rd annual Earth Hour in one month – Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.Earth Hour

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007 as a global climate change initiative, calling individuals and businesses around the world, to turn off their lights for one hour.

  • In 2007, 2.2 million homes and businesses seized the challenged.
  • In 2008 the message grew into a global sustainability movement with 50 million people switching off their lights.
  • In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights.

Get ready to switch off your lights on March 28. It’s just for one hour…if global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square can do it, so can you!

VOTE EARTH!
Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

Product of the Week – YummyEarth Organic Lollipops

Looking for something sweet without all the junk. Try YummyEarth Organic Lollipops.YummyEarth

Born out of our commitment to feed kids a diet rich in delicious organic foods that are free of yucky chemicals, pesticides and dyes. YummyEarth tastes much better than mass produced chemical candy because we choose real fruit extracts and plant friendly organic ingredients to sweeten our lives and yours.

Product Features:

  • One 30 ounce plastic bin containing 150 lollipops
  • Mix of Sour Apple Tart, Pomegranate Pucker, Mango Tango, TooBerry Blueberry, Googly Grape, Strawberry Smash, Very Very Cherry, Wet-Face Watermelon
  • Organic; allergen-free; gluten-free; GMO-free; egg-free; soy-free; nut-free; casein-free; dairy-free
  • All-natural: fruit extracts; red cabbage and purple carrots for color; no artificial dyes or flavors
  • Certified kosher by the Kof-K Kosher Certification

Ingredients:

Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Non-gmo Citric Acid, Organic and Natural Flavors (Watermelon, Lemon Oils, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Orange Oils), Organic and Natural Colors, Red Cabbage, Purple Carrots.

Taste the sweet & the real fruit with YummyEarth. Order now!