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Get Cultured: Free Museum Day, Sept. 26

When was the last time you went out to partake of a little culture? This weekend there's no excuse for those living near a participating museum: Saturday, September 26th is Free Museum Day. A list of participating venues and a link to a printable coupon is available here. Going to see some art i...

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Botanical Gardens: Preserving Species, Showcasing Beauty

What is New York City known for? Stores, musicals, Wall Street, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty... Did you know that New York City has three botanical gardens: New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and the Queens Botanical garden? Or that the American Public Gardens Associatio...

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Vacations Matter - to Individuals and the Economy

Our nation is facing some serious challenges, so we need to hunker down and work hard, and put aside such frivolous topics as vacations...right? It may not seem so at first, but vacations have a lot to do with the health of our economy, along with the well-being of the individual workers who dri...

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Tags: Family, Fun, Quality of life, Time, Vacation, Work
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Cheap Green Adventures: Go On a Plant Safari

The Washington Post had an article this weekend about "Name That Plant," suggesting that gardeners test their knowledge about the environment by trying to name the plants they encounter in backyards or beyond. It reminded me of something I read, a memoir by a novelist who recounted spending time...

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Tags: Activity, Botany, Children, Environment, Family, Fun, Game, Plant, Vegetation
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Never Too Early for a (Green) Halloween

Thinking about Halloween early has its advantages: You're sure to have the best-planned costume The tips you learn from Green Halloween can be used all year round New Dream has written about simplifying gift-giving holidays in our Simplify the Holidays booklet, and you can create an Alternativ...

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Tags: Activities, Celebrate, Celebration, Family, Fun, Halloween, Kids
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The Flight (and Return) of the Zozos

In keeping with today's video theme, I couldn't resist posting about something No Impact Man put up yesterday: We know, of course, that the advent of the automobile in New York City caused the virtual extinction of stick-ball, neighbors sitting together on stoops, fresh air and children playing ...

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Tags: Cars, Fun, Kids, Metaphor, New york, Nyc, Transportation, Urban, Video, Zozo
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Animated, Virtual Trash

A recent post, The Game Theory of Green Parenting, was an attempt to answer the question, "is it possible to attract kids’ attention from Gummi Worms to vermicomposting?” In other words, how can green issues be imparted to kids in a fun way? Check out this video made for a school project about t...

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Tags: Children, Communication, Education, Fun, Kids, School, Waste
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The Game Theory of Green Parenting

A post from yesterday asked, "is it possible to attract kids’ attention from Gummi Worms to vermicomposting?" The question was in the context of a discussion about the use of DIsney animated characters in a campaign to teach kids good eating habits. I got to thinking that maybe my statement that ...

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Tags: Children, Education, Fun, Games, Kids, Teaching
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Milk Money: A Recycled Carton Coin Purse

I was reading one of those family magazines in the doctor's waiting room and stumbled upon this fun DIY project. I know sometimes these do-it-yourself crafts are a little silly and require you to be much craftier than you really are, but this carton coin purse looks pretty simple. There are inst...

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Tags: Art, Crafts, Diy, Fun, Pennies, Project, Purse, Wallet, Waste
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