Prince William County Annual Recycling Day!

For those of you in Prince William County, check out their Annual Recycling Day!  Our kids loved it last year, especially the landfill tours and recycling games at the booths.  Educational yet fun!

Download their flyer with more information here.

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A Fierce Green Fire

If you have nothing on your agenda for this Earth Day, check this out:

American Masters presents A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/schedule/) in honor of Earth Day.

The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has won acclaim worldwide.

Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.

 

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20 Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose Activities for Kids

20140418_152357Especially with Earth Day coming up this week, I wanted to share this neat list of 20 activities for kids that involve Recycling, Reusing and Repurposing! Enjoy!

I am spending my lunch break on Tuesday (April 22) Earth Day at my daughter’s school representing a local environmental organization I’m on the Board of called Keep Prince William Beautiful.  I’m so honored to have been asked by her teacher to come in and share some “Three R’s” information in a fun way with them! She knows of my environmental background so it’s neat to be able to integrate my work and my passion into young children’s education!

What will you be doing for Earth Day?

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Fig Sugar Scrub Sold Out

Thank you for your order, but unfortunately, we are all sold out of the Fig Sugar Scrub!  Please contact me at hkennedy@livinggreendaybyday.com if you’d like to place an order for when it does come back in stock.  I will be able to give you a date when they will be in stock again.

Thank you!

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Fig Sugar Body Scrub

Sugar scrup label photoAs you all know by now, I have a plethora of figs in the fall.  We can’t eat them fast enough or give them away enough!  And there is only so much fig jam I can eat, so I experimented with a variety of basic sugar scrubs adding in figs and came up with what I like to think is the perfect recipe!  I won’t give the secret recipe away but it only has three ingredients.  Figs, sugar and vanilla extract.  Yep, that’s it!  It’s the ratios and amounts that make all the difference and turn it into the perfect texture of a sugar scrub that smells amazing.

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Advent Calendar Activities – Simple, Easy and Fun!

 

Christmas Advent Calendar - Finished calendar side view

 

Some of you have asked what our advent calendar activities are that we wrote on slips of paper and included in our homemade recycled advent calendar.  So here is our list, though we had to reorder some of them because of snow storms, etc.  The nice thing is the kids don’t mind opening a different day if needed as they know they eventually will get to open all of them! Continue reading

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Free Advent Calendar!

Christmas Advent Calendar - Finished calendarAre you looking for a personalized, fun and free Advent Calendar to count down the days until Christmas?  I started seeing chocolate advent calendars in the stores right after Halloween and have been thinking ever since then how we can make our own from things we already have around the house. Continue reading

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Traveling for Thanksgiving with Kids?

This is a neat Thanksgiving travel packet to print out (on recycled paper of course!) :) to keep your kids entertained on your Thanksgiving travels!

It has a variety of activities suitable for younger kids like coloring and drawing pages, but also for older kids with paper battleship game and cryptogram activity, choose your own math activity, etc.

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Office Organization – Recycled Materials and Free!

Homemade file sorter with scrap fabric

Homemade file sorter with scrap fabric

I’ve been telecommuting more frequently now which 1) is amazing and 2) means I have to organize my home office.  I’m very fortunate in that I have a separate room with doors and a handmade office desk that my hubby built when we first moved in (before kids when we actually had time to do those types of home improvement projects!).   Continue reading

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