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Team ENERGY STAR Winners Announced

WOW!  What an abstract concept for a kid who’s never even been to New York City! Now, she’s one of the young winners sharing LG billboard space with the Lorax in Times Square. The lure of a Lorax DVD enticed our daughter to enter the Team ENERGY STAR essay contest last month. She had learned […]

Continue Reading By on October 11, 2012 in energy, environment

More Hospitals Join "Healthier" Movement

At least three new hospitals or health systems have joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative since the program’s launch last week.  Now Boulder Community Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Gunderson Lutheran Health System have joined eleven others that are leading the way with innovations. President Gary Cohen of founding HHI organizer Health Care Without Harm says the […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2012 in conscious consumerism, environment, frugal, health, sustainable, thrifty

Young Artists Picture a Healthy Future

Art Contest Entries from East Tennessee Broad splashes of primary and secondary colors made a fun morning of painting for some of our East Tennessee friends.  We hosted a young artists’ playdate as part of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Art Contest.  Handprints and broad brushstrokes created bold, somewhat abstract versions of  a healthy future according […]

Continue Reading By on February 28, 2012 in environment, natural, parenting

Green School Leads by Example

High school students in Franklin, Tennessee are forming good environmental habits they can take home to their families.  Tree-planting, birdhouse building and water sampling are typical projects for science students at Centennial High School.  In addition to their book learning, students are expected to get hands on experience, especially if they’re in one of teacher […]

Continue Reading By on February 17, 2012 in environment, environmental, school, science, sustainable