Green Sources

Valuable Information To Help You Adopt an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Green Sources

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

Book List

Books that have helped me on my Green Journey

INSPIRATION

The Elders Are Watching
One Child, One Planet

Special Gifts In Search of Love and Honor
Baby Earth
Dear Children of the Earth A Letter from Home
Children of the Earth…Remember
The Family of the Earth
Old Turtle
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Chickadee’s Message

 

Dave Bouchard and Roy Henry Vickers
Bridget McGovern Llewellyn

Photographs by Carl.R Sams II and Jean Stock
Dennis L. Olson
Michele Petit-Jean

Schim Schimme

Schim Schimme
Schim Schimme
Douglas Wood
Douglas Wood
Douglas Wood

Gwen Frostic Series

  • a walk with me
  • to those who see
  • these things are ours
  • Wing borne
  • A PLACE ON EARTH

EDUCATION

THE EVERYTHING GREEN CLASSROOM BOOK Tessa Hill

BAREFOOT BOOKS ECO BOOKS FOR KIDS

ORGANIZATIONS

Nature Conservancy

Science based approach for conservation programs worldwide

https://www.nature.org

25 Environmental Agencies and Organizations

https://www.momtastic.com

EDF  Environmental Defense Fund

One of the world's leading environmental organizations:

Together we can create lasting solutions to our biggest challenges.

https://www.edf.org

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.

https://www.goingzerowaste.com

SMALL FOOTPRINT FAMILY

Green living and natural health resources  www.dawn@smallfootfamily.com

One Tree Planted

Restore damaged ecosystems, stabilizes soil, support the water cycle by growing trees around the world

https://www.onetreeplanted.org

NATURE

The Lorax       Dr. Seuss

Take-Along Guides from NorthWord
NorthWord Books for Young Readers

tnkidsbooks.com       (888) 255-9989
11571 K-Tel Drive  Minnetonka MN  55343

  • 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

Adventurepublications.net  -  Laura Holte and DeAnna Brandt
820 Cleveland St. S Cambridge MN 55008
(800) 678-7006

Nature Log Kids - A kid’s journal to record their nature experiences.  Includes nature facts, games, experiments, crafts and ways to help the earth!

INFORMATION

WHY AND HOW                          
The green book  Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen
the EVERYDAY GUIDE for SAVING  the PLANETONE SIMPLE STEP at a TIME SHIFT YOUR HABIT   Elizabeth Rogers

Organizations:
www.greenamerica.org        Green America: Economic Action for a Just Planet

Green America is a national nonprofit consumer organization, promoting environmental

10 Things to Never Buy
National Green Pages

Environmental education curriculum by mail and online for free at Kids for Saving Earth. Environmental education on conservation, endangered species, ...
www.kidsforsavingearth.org

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.

http://www.naturemoms.com

Planet Greenwww.planetgreen.org
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/essential-living-skills-grandparents.html#

HOW CLEAN IS GREEN? Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

GLEEN | Green Cleaning Cloth
GLEEN is designed to work in your environment and protect ours. GLEEN, combined with the power of water, safely and effectively cleans ...
www.gleencloth.com

www.seventhgeneration.com

 DYI:  Do IT Yourself:  Eight natural homemade cleaning products that actually work.

http://goodhousekeeping.com

Oprah Daily:  15 Homemade Cleaner the Pros Swear By: 

https://www.oprahdaily.com

GROW A GREEN GARDEN

The Garden Patch -GrowBox

No bending-no stooping-Grow like a Pro.

 www.agardenpatch.com


EarthBox

Self-watering patio container garden. Principle of operation, planting arrangements, and success stories.
www.earthbox.com

Find detailed information on how to grow tomatoes from www.TomatoFest.com 

www.earthtainer.com

www.globalbuckets.org

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

http://www.gardenguides.com/93116-grow-vegetables-out-5-gallon-buckets.html#ixzz1EYlFmiDc

PAPER

http://www.greenfieldpaper.com/

Creating Eco-Friendly Paper with a Purpose

Full Circle  Paper products

Come Full Circle          

Return to a natural way of living
www.fullcirclefoods.com

Packaging film is recyclable
http://www.treecycle.com        

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.

GREEN ADVICE

 

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