Category Archives: Go Green


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The More You Know Eco: Water Conservation

Editor’s note: My son, Nicholas, wrote this article as part of an assignment for Oak Meadow’s distance learning program.  Our team liked it so much, we published it in our Summer issue.  Water is necessary for human life. Our bodies need … Continue reading


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Tread Lightly: Eco Travel with Your Kids

Eco travel? With kids? You bet. For many people the term “ecotourism” brings to mind exotic (and expensive) adventures in far-off places. Many people do enjoy adventure traveling with kids. But if the idea of changing diapers atop a pitching … Continue reading


A great list of WHY and HOW to swap conventional cleaners for simple, affordable DIY versions.

Safer Spring Cleaning

Every day, many of us spray, wipe, and clean with products that contain impossible-to-pronounce ingredients and impossible-to-identify chemicals. These cleaning products do the job they were designed for, but what about potential health and environmental impacts? Is a smudge-free window worth … Continue reading



Celebrating Earth Day lends itself to a posture of gratitude. If you do only one thing on Earth Day, go outside!

10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day:

Earth Day is a celebration! This year let’s be mindful to treat it as such,  because celebrations bring families together. Set aside time to do something different. Have fun together. And remember the incredible life lessons Earth Day and living green … Continue reading


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Life Lessons from Earth Day

Earth Day is a celebration! Treat it as one, because celebrations bring families together. Set aside time to do something different. Have fun together. And remember the incredible life lessons that Earth Day and living green will teach your children: … Continue reading


What are the health implications of the newly approved genetically modified non-browning apple?

Do We Need A Non-Browning Apple?

Last month it was announced that the USDA approved an apple that doesn’t brown. Is this simply a hybrid version of our children’s favorite fruit? What’s the big deal about an apple that doesn’t brown? We asked Suzanne from Mommy … Continue reading


The Buy Nothing New Challenge is all about considering and cutting down on your consumption and, at times, the overabundance of “stuff” in our lives.

The Buy Nothing New Challenge

It’s easier than you think to live simply (and save lots of money) for a month! Earth Day gives us a great excuse to do a little self evaluating. What are we doing to really help make the earth a … Continue reading



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