Springtime return of the Green Festival

Posted May 29th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Green

 It was only a few months ago that I wrote here glowing about the amazing products and businesses I learned about at the September 2013 DC Green Festival, but the huge expo for everything related to sustainable living is back this weekend. This is the Green Festival‘s 10th year in […]

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Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market: Fresh Food,Family Friendly

Posted May 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Thorson in Food, Green

Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market is a regular Thursday destination for me and my two boys. We go whenever we can, and we always end up staying a lot longer than we need to. At three o’clock in the afternoon, when the market opens, it’s a great place to get fresh […]

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Earth Day, all week (or month)

Posted April 27th, 2013 by Jessica Haney in Green, Uncategorized

If it’s spring, that means everyone is talking about the environment. A number of schools and jurisdictions recently held events related to Earth Day. Among my wanderings with my kiddos this past week were the Wetlands Festival at Campbell Elementary School that celebrated the school building a Wetlands Learning Lab […]

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Going BIG and Green!

Posted April 23rd, 2013 by Elaine in Green, Uncategorized

My children are coming of age in a time when learning how to “help the Earth” is part of the general school curriculum, when messages of reducing and reusing abound, and every room in their school has separate trash and recycling cans. At ages 5 and 7, they are proficient […]

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Giveaway: Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures

Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Allison in Giveaways, Green, Parenting, Tech

Young children seem to be natural environmentalists: Since my daughter has been old enough to walk, she’s been picking up litter on the playground, often spending more time tossing out trash than playing. Earth Day is a perfect time to encourage children’s environmental awareness (and to gently explain that no, […]

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