Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Earth Day – How can you make a difference?

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on 22nd April to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide t...

The Real Truth Behind Chocolate

Easter is almost upon us and it is accompanied by the usual overflowing chocolate filled supermarket shelves and children who are eagerly waiting for the Easter Bunny to visit them! Whilst it is ...

5 Tips for Springing into the Garden with kids!

Spring is in the air, and one of the best parts of Spring is gardening! For children, cultivating the Earth creates a direct relationship with living and growing things and Nature sets the pace...

Sowing Seeds with Kids

Spring is an exciting time in the garden, especially for children.  The outdoors is a sensory delight, the scent and colour of the flowers in bloom, and the droning of the bees around them, the b...

Tips for a very merry, ‘GREEN’ Christmas!

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and it can be very easy to get caught up in the commercial, and, let’s face it, wasteful indulgence that the season brings.  It needn’t be a time wh...

No plastic challenge

So for the past week, our family has embarked on a no plastic challenge in celebration of Earth Day 2012. What exactly does that mean? Our goal as a family was not to buy anything with plastic in...

Giving Gifts With Meaning

  Nothing screams ‘I love you’ and ‘Merry Christmas’ louder than expensive electrical or techno gadgets with built in obsolescence, and a credit card bill you are still paying in M...

EverEarth Toys for a Greener Future

"Tread Lightly"~ Simpler words have never been more meaningful There is no doubt denying the burden that we have placed on the earth. We can no longer continue to live this way without conseque...

Petty’s Orchard

Our playgroup found ourselves recently at Petty’s Orchard in Templestowe. Along with a fantastic playground for the kids, including a real tractor which the kids could climb all over and utilise ...

5 Easy Ways to go Green

In the “olden days” there wasn’t anything like energy efficient light bulbs, different bins for rubbish, recycling, green waste, energy efficient appliances or electric cars. Our kids are growin...

Sustainability – what does it mean?

We come across this word so often now.  It is starting to be popular everywhere, even in advertising, but what does it really mean? According to Wikipedia,sustainability is the capacity to endure....

Let’s Celebrate Australia

Australia is a beautiful country and I believe that we are incredibly lucky enough to have been given the chance to live in this lovely environment.  It’s so hard to describe Australia, isn’t i...