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#ShareATree for Arbor Day Foundation with Green is Universal

This post is in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation and Green is Universal. Our family tradition this time of year includes hunting for the perfectly shaped, real Christmas tree at a local tree farm.  In a pinch, we’ve bought trees that have been transported from another state.  But we try to keep it local, […]

Continue Reading By on December 4, 2014 in agriculture, ecosystem, green, holidays, tree, wildlife

Green Your Christmas

*This page contains affiliate links. Just like your consumer choices the rest of the year, your seasonal choices can add up to a greener Christmas that’s better for you and the planet.  Yes, a real tree is the greener choice.  Analysts in Canada examined the life cycle of both real and artificial trees, and concluded […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2013 in Christmas, green, safer chemicals, sustainable

Tree Canopy

Parenting Fantasy:  Finding enough time to rest underneath this tree canopy and read an entire book that doesn’t have pictures. Parenting Reality:  Catching five minutes to appreciate the beauty of the tree canopy and take this photo. Do you notice how calming it can be to surround yourself with green space?  I counted at least five different […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2011 in green, outdoor, parenting, tree