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“Baby” Box Helps New Moms Find Safer, Greener Lotions, Jammies & Food



  Whether you're a new mom or your kids are a little older, you're probably always on the look-out for non-toxic and healthy products that will help keep your child happy and safe. EcoCentric Mom makes your job a lot easier every month by sending out sample boxes of new products you should at least know […]

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Safe, Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes Save Money and Reduce Waste, Too



Research commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California showed that the lining in some kids' lunch boxes contained high levels of lead. Lead can harm children even in minute amounts because it hinders brain development and can cause a variety of behavior and other developmental disorders. Children may be exposed to the lead in lunch […]

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Swap School Supplies for Green, Eco-Friendly Back-to-School “Shopping” That Doesn’t Break the Bank



Back-to-school shopping can put a real dent in a family’s budget and create a carbon footprint a mile wide. Why not set up a school supplies swap with your neighbors before you go shopping? You'll green the shopping beast and save money, too. Another bonus? you'll reduce clutter and teach the kids to share. * Check […]

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Sign Up Now to Get Tomorrow’s Free Newsletter Featuring Eco & Safe Lunch Boxes & Other Green Back-to-School Tips



Don't miss tomorrow's free e-newsletter, featuring easy links to eco-friendly, non-toxic lunch boxes that will save you $15-$20 a week on throwaway school lunch wrappings.  Plus: * Other money-saving, back-to-school tips and links * Energy-saving back-up lights so you won't be in the dark when the next power outtage strikes * An introduction to my […]

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Essay Contest Gives Kids a Chance to Show What They Really Know About Saving Energy – and Win Some Prizes, Too.



      What do your kids really know about saving energy? Here’s your chance to find out. Team ENERGY STAR, the Environmental Protection Agency’s program to teach kids about energy efficiency, is holding an essay contest for kids. The purpose of the contest is two-fold.  First and foremost, Team ENERGY STAR wants to recognize […]

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Students Start Food Fight So They Can Have Re-usable Lunch Trays.



Kids are going green, and not just at home. A cadre of student activists at Piney Branch elementary school in Takoma Park, MD, are agitating to replace the throw-away polystyrene lunch trays used in their public school cafeteria with reusable, washable ones. They've raised over $10,000 towards the purchase of a dishwasher to clean the […]

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