How to Green Your Super Bowl Party

Green Super Bowl party spreadAre you ready to party on February 7th? Whether you’re in it for the game, the ads or simply to watch Beyoncé diva it up at half-time, celebrations surrounding Super Bowl Sunday can generate super amounts of environmental impact—and not in a good way. But a few simple changes can green your party while you cheer on your favorite team. In addition to choosing natural and organic food and flowers, décor choices have a lot to do with whether or not you’re creating a sustainable event. We hooked up with Jennifer Hankey of Healthy Green Schools, an educational program designed to transform schools into safer, healthier and more sustainable environments for children and staff, to share a few simple tips that can make a difference in your Super Bowl sustainability. [Read more…]

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Easy Upcycled Halloween Crafts

three kids in costumes sticking orange balloons on a blue wall in the form of a pumpkin.I am not a crafty person. I like to DIY beauty products—as long as they’re three ingredients or less—and occasionally I post some cute craft ideas on the Mommy Greenest Loves Pinterest page, but in general my art ability is limited and I can barely sew on a button.

But because I’m hosting The Pump Station’s Great Green Halloween Play Date parties later this month, I figured I should find some Halloween crafts that are easy enough for a toddler to manage (with a little help) and also show how much fun upcycling can be!

The Pump Station’s party is part of Green Halloween, a national movement empowering parents to think bigger than imported plastic costumes and food-dye filled candy towards a holiday that’s as sustainable as it is fun. [Read more…]