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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Green your seafood

We often think of fish as being a healthy choice, but quite a lot of seafood is neither good for you, nor good for the environment. Fish can contain chemicals such as Mercury and PCB's (ick!) which are very toxic for your health. And while eating some fish can be a healthy part of your diet, one should consider the environmental impact. Seafood is often overfished, causing extensive habitat damage that can negatively effect the entire food chain. Some fish come from farms with widespread pollution and disease. Luckily scientists have done the research for us and can guide us in our seafood choices. Check out the Environmental Defense Fund's Seafood Selector to learn what are your best, o.k. and worst choices next time you are at the fish counter.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Spread the word...with pictures

I am always trying to figure out the best way to get out the message about the consequences of global warming. As an artist, sometimes I find that images speak much louder than words. How do you spread the message, especially to people don't seem to care? Do you make pictures, or write poems? Share them with your fellow Green Guide for Kids readers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Take the waste free lunch challenge

Kids Konserve is challenging schools and kids to go waste-free this upcoming school year. To help you achieve that goal they are offering Green Guide for Kids readers 15% off their products. They have many neat ways to keep your lunch cool, clean and waste-free, such as an insulated lunch made from 100% recycled water bottles, a nesting trio of stainless steel containers, and a no-sweat ice pack that fits perfectly in the bags.

To get 15% off enter the coupon code: greenguide. Valid until 9/30/09.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A new book about being a vegetarian

Ruby Roth's new children's book "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals" tackles some difficult questions and concerns about eating meat. If you or your child are considering becoming a vegetarian or vegan, this book will certainly help to persuade you. It covers some difficult topics without being gory or scary. Visit the book's website to learn more about the book, and the author!