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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 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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