What’s in a playground?

Posted December 6th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Parenting

Compared to the humble playground at the small Waldorf school where my son went for Pre-K, his public school playground is enormous. I was sad to leave the space of all natural materials at the Waldorf school: stumps to walk on, huge stumps to play in, logs to roll, and […]

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End-of-year green resolutions

Posted November 29th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living

Now that the holiday season is underway and every blip of news I manage to catch on the radio is talking about consumer spending, it’s time to think about where my greenbacks are going in the next month, and how Green those choices will look. No one can do it […]

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Green games: learning about nature through play

Posted November 15th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green

For “living Green” to stick with kids for the long haul, it’s got to be built on a foundation of respect for nature. Otherwise, what’s the motivation to keep up good habits if seemingly easier alternatives appear? What better way to get kids geeked about Green than games? We’ve only […]

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Think before you buy for green holidays

Posted November 8th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living, Uncategorized

As the holidays approach, there will probably be a lot of consumption of goods beyond the norm. How can you keep things under control so that they don’t dent your wallet or the landfill too badly? Make lists. It’s so tempting to stock up on stuff you think you might […]

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Going Green at the ballot box

Posted November 1st, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Politics, Uncategorized

With one week left until Election Day, candidates around the region are trying to distinguish themselves from one another. In Arlington, Virginia, Audrey Clement is running for County Board on a Green platform. As an Arlington resident concerned about Green initiatives, today’s guest post author Kim O’Connell was interested in […]

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Solar Decathlon brings Green living home

Posted October 25th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living

Today we feature a guest post by Kim O’Connell, a mom of two and a freelance writer who focuses on historic preservation and sustainable building.  — The weather seemed to be playing a cruel joke on the final day of the Solar Decathlon, the biennial architecture competition that concluded earlier […]

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The Practical Side of Cloth Diapering

Posted October 18th, 2011 by Michelle in Green, Parenting

If you had told me ten years ago, before I had children, that I would cloth diaper my babies, I would have laughed at you. Laughed. The thought of cloth diapering did not even cross my mind before kids. I am not the greenest person on the planet, although I […]

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Fall harvest brings Farm to School and Farm to Table events

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health

Farmers markets are abundant with fruits and veggies in the fall, and schools and municipalities are getting in on the action. Arlington, Virginia kicked off Arlington Farm to Table Month on October 1 with a book signing by Diane A. Welland, author of the brand new — and very accessible […]

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