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Simple Steps to Greener Living

Simply planting vegetables in your own garden can reduce overall CO2 emissions.

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October 8, 2009

In honor of National Children's Day
Keep it green when your kids go play
Make it fun with eco-friendly activities 
Gardening and crafts will grow creativity.

Take some time today or this weekend to plan eco-friendly ideas for your kids to enjoy. Show them how fun and easy it can be to keep their community green.

  • Growing a garden is a fun and easy eco- activity that kids always enjoy. For those with a yard, plot out a small portion for the garden. If you don't have that much space simply get a pot to grow in a windowsill. Let your kids pick the veggies they actually eat so your garden can be enjoyed for an organic dinner one day.
  • Get kids involved by looking for programs like California Youth Energy Services (CYES). Their goal is to educate kids and the community on how to lower energy usage throughout the home. Youth and young adults are trained as energy specialists who offer "green house calls" and a free energy audit for your home.
  • Video gamers can head online to play games that teach them facts and tips on how to stay green. Check out our Kids Corner for fun green games, jokes and ideas.

 

Melissa and Doug offer brightly colored gardening tools and accessories that are just the right size for your little gardener.

American Community Garden Association
will help you locate your nearest community garden where kids can volunteer.

California Youth Energy Services
offers free green house calls to homes in their areas for an energy audit.

 

The Green Microgym provides
a comfortable and effective workout space that also
strives to be self-sustaining.

Explore. Imagine. Create. Connect. Give Back. That's what Barefoot Books is all about.

 
 

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