Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
Of all the baby animals born on the farm — the chicks, lambs, puppies, calves — the goat kids are in a class of their own. Racing, playing, causing mischief, find out what makes kids so much fun and so invigorating to watch.
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
Gift cards to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner are now available for just $25.
Steve explains how he and his 11 year old son grew a crop of wheat entirely by hand, and why this is something you should try, too.
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
Sometimes less is more as parents will appreciate with Crafty Kids Playhouses™ two new a-durable cardboard craft models – a pint-sized space shuttle and cozy cottage. Award-winning Crafty Kids has scaled down its playhouses to about 1/3 their original sizes and about 2/3 their price tag!
Shouldn't our kids' lunches be determined by nutritional value, not special interests?
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
Guard donkeys and a good pen for nighttime can be vital to protecting new lambs and kids, especially with coyotes on the prowl. Find out how all it takes is one small mistake to produce fatal consequences on the farm.
If you're searching for kids' playhouse plans, look no further — this whimsical cob building provides an inexpensive child's oasis with a natural cooling system.
Learn how to teach your kids to ride a bike. It's simple: Use a scooter.
What to look for in a buck, and how to choose a herdsire.
The third and last part in choosing a herdsire.
No babies yet, so a few anecdotes about Angora kidding,labor
A beginning farmer realizes that time may be the farm's most important commodity.
Overdue does, goats with bloody milk, harried milkmaids... Oh where does it end?! Life isn't ALWAYS roses in the goat life; sometimes it does leave you tired frustrated.
All things good accomplished with some old lumber and a nice summer day.
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
Kids enjoy scoops of fresh-made ice cream in the Treehouse Club at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, school administrator, or homeschooler, you might be interested in some of these online resources related to environmental education and green curricula. Most of these websites are related to K-12 education.
Kids get to have fun, learn about gardneing and start veggie seeds at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
Popcorn is easy to grow and makes an attractive and delicious alternative to sweet corn, especially in a small garden. Kids will love the cute little ears, and adults will treasure the superior flavor of homegrown popcorn. Plant in late spring.
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding gifts and eco-friendly wedding favors.
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
Conventional generators require gasoline or diesel fuel, which can be expensive -- especially during emergencies. Also, the emissions from gas-powered generators contribute to air pollution. Solar generators are a smart alternative to consider.
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.