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The Green Family

Families, children and pets are an important part of green living. Learn about being environmentally aware at school, the healthy baby, pet care and food, weddings, funerals, green holidays and gifts.

8 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids
Looking for Earth Day activities for kids? Earthday art projects, green games, crafts and other ideas will help children celebrate our Earth.

Find Earth Day Activities in Your Community
If you're wondering what to do on Earth Day, all you need to do is one simple thing -- recycle, plant a tree, commute by mass transit, or just take a walk through nature. These easy Earth Day activities are low-cost, fun and simple.

Earth Day Activities and Events Around the World
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide, and here's a list of Earth Day activities and events in cities and towns across the United States and North America.

When Is Earth Day 2013?
When is Earth Day 2013? Each year, Earth Day falls on April 22, and in 2013, Earth Day occurs on a Monday. Find more Earth Day facts, Earth Day games and activities for kids, a history of Earth Day, and other Earth Day ideas and suggestions.

The Story of the First Earth Day
The first Earth Day is a story of persistence, imagination and good luck. Learn all about the history of Earth Day.

Your 2013 Calendar of Green Holidays
Looking for a calendar of green holidays or an environmental holiday calendar? Whether you're looking for Earth Day, Arbor Day, the vernal equinox or some other event, here's a green calendar of environmental events and celebrations for 2013.

10 Tips for Healthy, Green Babies
Parents looking for ways to have happy, healthy, green babies can use these 10 simple green baby tips. From your green nursery to eco diapers and green baby clothing, make your child and your home healthy, safe and natural.

Top 6 Organic Baby Foods
Organic baby foods are increasingly popular, even among parents who don't normally buy organic foods for themselves.

Why Organic Baby Clothes?
Are clothes made from organic fibers really better for baby?

Kids and Organic Food
Parents worried about pesticides, antibiotics, and growth hormones in their kids' food have been turning to organic foods.

12 Environmentalists You Should Know
Environmentalists have had a big impact on our lives, but most people can't name one famous environmentalist. Here is a list of 10 ecologists and environmentalists that everyone should know, including Rachel Carson, Gaylord Nelson, John Muir, David Brower, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Chico Mendes, Wangari Maathai, Henry David Thoreau, Julia Hill, Aldo Leopold and Edward Abbey.

Choosing a Cloth Diaper
Cloth diapering for babies is becoming more popular as the movement for a green nursery builds.

Planning for a Green Retirement
Many baby boomers are planning for a green retirement. What are the options, and how can someone find a green retirement community?

Green Kids' Christmas Gifts for Under $50
With these kids Christmas gifts, you can give children green, ethical gifts for the holidays, birthdays or anytime. Green shopping for kids just got a lot easier.

Green Shopping for Under 50 Bucks
This Christmas, go green shopping for the men and women on your gift list. Find a green present that's also great for birthdays, weddings and other events.

How to Have a Green Christmas
Looking for ways to have a green Christmas this year? Make your holiday green with these tips on green gifts, sustainable travel, homemade decorations and more.

Make a Gift Donation to an Environmental Organization
This holiday season, give a gift donation to an environmental organization. It's also a great birthday, bar/bat mitzvah or wedding gift. Charitable giving to environmental groups or green causes is a very thoughtful gift to your loved one, as well as to the Earth.

8 Tips for Natural Pet Care
Your dog or cat deserves natural pet care. From natural dog food and holistic cat food to all natural pet shampoo, snacks and bedding, you can find easy and affordable ways to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Going to a Green School: The Green College List
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Top Natural and Holistic Dog Foods
Natural and holistic dog food companies pledge to use high quality ingredients without fillers, by-products or unnecessary chemicals.

What Is a Green Funeral?
A green funeral is part of a growing movement toward more sustainable funeral practices. Honoring the deceased with a burial in a green cemetery is a return to time-honored traditions.

How to Plan a Green Wedding
Do you love the environment, spending time in the great outdoors, and protecting the earth's resources? Have a wedding day that celebrates your love for nature.

6 Tips for a Greener Back-to-School

Shopping for green back-to-school supplies and sustainable dorm room furnishings doesn't require a Ph.D. Here's a little help for making back-to-school easier and less expensive -- for students as well as their parents.

5 Tips for Green Christmas Decorations
Call it Christmas or Green Xmas, decorations are a big part of holiday celebrations. Go green this Christmas with your Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and Christmas decorations.

Earth Day Worksheets and Lesson Plans
Teachers looking for Earth Day worksheets and lesson plans will find what they're looking for here. Earth Day games, puzzles, crafts, songs and other Earth Day activities for kids will make the yearly environmental celebration complete.

Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day
If you seek inspirational quotes for Earth Day, here is a compendium of nature quotes, environmental quotes and inspirational quotations that celebrate our common natural heritage.

Discover Organic and Natural Dog Nutrition
Is there any such thing as organic dog food? And does the term "natural dog food" have any real meaning? Discover how to find the best in dog nutrition, and learn what to look for on dog food labels.

A Quick Chat About Slow Food
Slow food and the slow food movement are one part of the larger slow movement, a liveable, creative antidote to the modern world's emphasis on speed and mass consumption. But what is slow food, and how can one adopt a slow foods lifestyle as advocated by Carlo Petrini?

A Brief Chat About Exotic Pets
The international trade in exotic pets and exotic animals is a multi-billion dollar industry that's threatening to wipe out populations of endangered species worldwide. Why do people want exotic animal pets, and what happens to exotic pet animals when they're imported into a foreign country?

Briefing: Invasive Species
Invasive species like the Burmese python, the red lionfish and the snakehead fish are taking over some ecological communities in places like Florida. These exotic species are introduced by pet owners or in cargo containers. Get the facts on invasive species, non-native species and invasive animals.

7 Important Earth Day Facts
Looking for Earth Day facts? Here is a brief list of facts about Earth Day, including links to Earth Day quotes, activities for kids, local and regional events, as well as games, songs and poems, and other great ways to celebrate Earth Day.

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