Valuable Information To Help You Adopt an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
My GREEN journey began as a series of little changes along the way...much easier than making the big switch all at once. I am not a scientist....I have no environmental credentials...As I stated in the About Us section....I am just a GREEN GRANDMOTHER who has done extensive research on ways to connect children to Mother Earth and find ways to protect our natural resources for future generations. My suggestions are based on the information and products that I have found useful, interesting or exciting...books that have inspired me for years and new titles that I discover to share and organizations that speak to my heart with their mission and purpose.
Personal testimonies are more valuable than commercials and we invite you to share your ideas on our blog: Just a Green Grandmother being updated and coming soon.
Changing to all organic products takes time and the price point can often be a deal breaker. Finding ways to save the planet and save money at the same time is one of our objectives.
Favorite New Books to get you started
Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life Jen Chillingsworth One idea for each week of the year
Sustainability Starts At Home: How to Save Money While Saving the Planet by Dawn Gifford of Small Footprint Family
101 Ways to go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg
Zero Waste Living: The 80/20 Way by Stephanie J. Miller
Books that have helped me on my Green Journey
The Elders Are Watching
One Child, One Planet
Special Gifts In Search of Love and Honor
Dear Children of the Earth A Letter from Home
Children of the Earth…Remember
The Family of the Earth
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Dave Bouchard and Roy Henry Vickers
Bridget McGovern Llewellyn
Photographs by Carl.R Sams II and Jean Stock
Dennis L. Olson
Gwen Frostic Series
- a walk with me
- to those who see
- these things are ours
- Wing borne
- A PLACE ON EARTH
Children 5-12 and Grandparents
DeAnna Brandt: Adventure Publications
These log books are prefect ways to record your grandchildren's nature adventures and create lasting memories of your times exploring together. No treasure is too small to be missed! These Log Books have pages to encourage the child's own art creations and photography.
THE EVERYTHING GREEN CLASSROOM BOOK Tessa Hill
BAREFOOT BOOKS ECO BOOKS FOR KIDS
Science based approach for conservation programs worldwide
25 Environmental Agencies and Organizations
EDF Environmental Defense Fund
One of the world's leading environmental organizations:
Together we can create lasting solutions to our biggest challenges.
www.ewg.org - Environmental Working Group
Going Zero Waste: Breaking zero waste living down into a simple step by step process with lots of positivity and love.
SMALL FOOTPRINT FAMILY
Green living and natural health resources firstname.lastname@example.org
One Tree Planted
Restore damaged ecosystems, stabilizes soil, support the water cycle by growing trees around the world
The Lorax Dr. Seuss
Take-Along Guides from NorthWord
NorthWord Books for Young Readers
- Wildflowers, Blooms and Blossoms
- Trees, Bark and leaves
- Frogs, Toads and Turtles,
- Birds, Nests and Eggs
- Berries, Nuts and Seeds
- Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies
- Rocks, Fossils, and Arrowheads
- Tracks, Scats, and Signs
- Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars
- Rabbits, Squirrels, and Chipmunks
- Snakes, Salamanders, and Lizards
Nature Log Kids - A kid’s journal to record their nature experiences. Includes nature facts, games, experiments, crafts and ways to help the earth!
WHY AND HOW
The green book Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen
the EVERYDAY GUIDE for SAVING the PLANET…ONE SIMPLE STEP at a TIME SHIFT YOUR HABIT Elizabeth Rogers
Green America is a national nonprofit consumer organization, promoting environmental
Environmental education curriculum by mail and online for free at Kids for Saving Earth. Environmental education on conservation, endangered species, ...
Mother Nature Network-Tree Hugger www.mnn.com
Nature Moms is a resource site for natural family living, natural and green parenting, a natural home, organic gardening, and so much more.
HOW CLEAN IS GREEN? Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
DYI: Do IT Yourself: Eight natural homemade cleaning products that actually work.
Oprah Daily: 15 Homemade Cleaner the Pros Swear By:
GROW A GREEN GARDEN
The Garden Patch -GrowBox
No bending-no stooping-Grow like a Pro.
Find detailed information on how to grow tomatoes from www.TomatoFest.com
Square Foot Gardening - The square foot gardening ... - squarefootgardening.org
The Growing Connection - To keep up with us during ... - thegrowingconnection.org
Read more: How to Grow Vegetables out of 5 Gallon Buckets | Garden Guides
Creating Eco-Friendly Paper with a Purpose
Full Circle Paper products
Come Full Circle
Return to a natural way of living
Packaging film is recyclable
From their website: Don't be fooled
Don't be fooled -
Most recycled paper products on the market labeled "RECYCLED" contain little or no post-consumer waste(PCW) paper, only wood chips and mill scraps. These "RECYCLED" paper products do little to address the environmental concerns of deforestation and landfills full of potentially reusable waste paper. Paper products made with PCW is the positive choice.
For recycling to work -
There must be demand for the products made from recycled materials - studies point to "lack of demand" as a major factor hampering efforts to recycle waste paper. Treecycle's motto is "the other half of recycling" because recycling is a loop. We specialize in paper products with the highest quantity of recycled paper and post-consumer waste paper available.
Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and more for the Garden
YANKEE MAGAZINE A Rodale Organic Gardening Book
SALT, LEMONS, VINEGAR, BAKING SODA by Shea Zukowski
Amazing Uses for Household Products 5 volume library (Paperback)
Aluminum Foil, Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Salt, Vinegar
By Betsy Ross Elliott