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Checklist

Use these checklists to make life easier, not harder

In today's high-speed world, there are so many things to remember. For example, what should you look for when purchasing a car seat for your child? What does each member of your family need to remember to pack for that summer vacation? Rather than trying to answer these questions without any extra assistance, turn to a tried-and-true method that's been helping parents for decades: the checklist. We'll be compiling our favorite and most useful checklists here, as a way to help you keep track of those easy-to-forget details.

  1. Seven Ways to Go Green at Home

    June 10, 2013

    Home Recycling BinsBeing more eco-conscious in your day-to-day living doesn’t require the drastic lifestyle changes many people think it does. As a matter of fact, it’s many little changes to everyday life that can contribute to a healthier, greener earth. You can do your part by trying out some of these ideas at home to go green and give Mother Nature a helping hand:

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  2. Green Vacation Tips for Families

    April 15, 2013

    Green Family VacationIt’s time to pack your bags and head to the airport for your family vacation. With all of the necessary stuff you’re bringing along on your trip, do you really want to bring a large carbon footprint?

    At home, you probably have routines that make an eco-friendly lifestyle easy, but did you know that you can keep your green habits while on vacation, too? These simple green vacation tips will help your family have a great time while still protecting the Earth!

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  3. Hello, Springtime!

    March 19, 2013

    Family Spring PicnicA fresh approach to Springtime family activities

    Winter doesn’t necessarily mean snow and ice for everyone. But it often does leave us in the doldrums once the holiday season ends. Then Spring comes along, cheery and bright, to lift us right out of that slump. Now is the perfect time to start planning some fun Springtime family activities to celebrate the change of season.

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  4. Green-Living Goal: Green Tips For Spring

    February 13, 2013

    Mother and Son Spring CleaningIt’s that time again to say goodbye to winter and to usher in the warmer weather with a good spring cleaning. If you have, however, been wanting to create a more environmentally friendly home, spring cleaning provides the perfect opportunity to get on track with your green-living goals. Here are some green tips for spring you may want to try out this year.

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  5. Tips for Living Green: Make Your Home an Eco Friendly Epicenter

    April 9, 2012

    Living Green TipsHaving a recycling plan in place at your home and encouraging your place of work to participate are great ways to help make the world a greener place. But it’s only a small part of a much bigger effort that’s needed to really influence positive change. Investing in green technologies for your home is doable, and affordable. Here are a few living green tips to help make your home the greenest on the block.

    Greening Your Home Computer
    Practically every home these days has – and needs – a computer. They’ve become ubiquitous in a way that makes us wonder how we ever got along without them before. But they also consume energy, and energy consumption leads to higher amounts of carbon emission. As a first step, always be sure to power down your computer when it’s not in use. Set your computer for maximum energy efficiency by setting it to go into power saving sleep mode after a certain amount of time. You can also buy energy efficient accessories like solar powered chargers for your laptop, wireless mouse, and mp3 player.