Archive | March, 2009

Jungle Friends Mobile at Inhabitat

A giraffe, an elephant, a lion, and a monkey. All present on this 100% bamboo hanging mobile. Of course, it will look adorable in any nursery – not just an animal or jungle themed nursery. The animal pieces are laser cut in the Midwest and then assembled in San Francisco by a non-profit that employs […]

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Teach Your Students to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Teaching your students about reducing, reusing and recycling is a great way to get them prepared for learning about protecting our environment. Here are five great lessons, all thanks to Education World. So take some time and help your students learn about trash and recycling. Lesson 1: Catalog Necklace (Grades K to 12) Why not […]

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Color Our World Bright and Beautiful! Environmental Kids’ Coloring Books

Make learning about the environment and what we can do to help fun for children with coloring books. Offered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), they offer Kids' Pages to provide fun and engaging activities, songs, stories, jokes and other Earth friendly resources designed to introduce children to the concept of how […]

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Inhabitat Baby Owl 100% Organic Cotton Baby Tee

Adorable, off-white 100% organic cotton baby tee, featuring a graphic print of Habby, Inhabitat's little mascot. This eco-friendly tee is not just organic, but also carries an environmental message, with the tag line "I give a hoot". Printed by hand with water-based inks, this Inhabitat baby tee is super soft and 100% eco-friendly. Show your […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Copy-Paper Scrap Projects

Transform that old scrap copy paper with printing on one side into practical classroom tools! Objectives: Students will follow directions, learn why recycling is important to Earth, and learn about multiple uses for used copy paper.GARD Pro Not Registered Materials Needed: scrap copy paper with printing on one side Activity: 1. Make Your Own Envelopes: […]

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If You’re Looking for an All Electric Family Sedan, the Wait is over Thanks to Tesla Motor’s Model S

Building on the proven technology and success of the Tesla Roadster, which is six times as energy efficient as gas guzzlers, Tesla has created a sleek and family oriented sedan – the Model S. With the ability to sit five adults and two children (that's 7 people!) in calm comfort you won't be losing storage […]

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Earth Friendly Spring Cleaning

The flowers are beginning to bloom and the birds are singing – spring is here. And with spring comes the long tradition of a complete cleaning overhaul of your home. The biggest part of spring cleaning is to get rid of your clutter, but the next step is the actual “cleaning.” By switching to environmentally […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – How Long Does Trash Last?

Students learn how long trash lasts in landfills in this cooperative activity. Objectives: Students will learn about environmental consequence of not recycling. They will work together in groups to formulate their best estimate of how long some trash items might last in a landfill.GARD Pro Not Registered Materials Needed: aluminum cans, banana, cigarette butt, cotton […]

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MiniHome SOLO Model Eco-Friendly Travel Trailer RV

MiniHome SOLO Model Eco-Friendly Travel Trailer RV

Are you thinking about buying an RV and don’t know where to look for an Earth friendly version? The 8×36 SOLO Model offered by MiniHome (Sustain Design Studio) is not only a Park Model Trailer, but you can get it as a Travel Trailer. Originally designed as travel trailers these homes were meant to “function as […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Composting with Worms

A classroom composting experiment demonstrates why worms are called "nature's recyclers." Students will observe firsthand how earthworms transform garbage into compost. Objective: Students will learn why some people call worms “nature's recyclers.” They will discuss how worms can help solve environmental problems. They will predict what will happen in two (control and experiment) containers – […]

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