Award Winning Ideas On Growing A Green Family

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Are you looking for some award winning ideas on how to reduce your family's environmental footprint? We've got some great tips from authors Rosaly Byrd and Lauren Demates. Raising an environmentally friendly family is a win-win for everyone and going green will contribute to your family’s health, your pocketbook and the overall well-being of the planet.  Better yet, reducing your family’s environmental footprint doesn’t require “going off the grid” or making drastic changes that take time and money.  Saving the world starts at home and the best part is that doing good can be a fun, family affair! Read on to learn more about their book plus enter for a chance to win the Growing a Green Family Prize Package! 

From chores around the house to throwing a party, Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact (Rowman and Littlefield) reveals fresh, actionable steps anyone can make at home, school, work, and on the road to reduce their environmental footprint. Lauded by Booklist as “an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to make a difference,” Sustainability Made Simple provides kid-friendly, practical pointers  for families interested in adopting a sustainable lifestyle can follow, like:
  • How to make meal choices that are good for you AND the environment.
  • Get your hands dirty! Plant a veggie garden, flowers that attract butterflies and bees, and herb gardens too. 
  • How to throw a party or host a holiday dinner that is a terrific celebration AND planet-friendly
  • Simple tips for making your kitchen a more sustainable-friendly area of your home
  • Sound advice on how to take sustainability “on the road” while on vacation, shopping or running errands and taking the kids to soccer practice.
With an emphasis on science, facts and practicality, environmental experts and co-authors Rosaly Bird and Lauren DeMates introduce readers to the concept of sustainability and humanity’s growing impact on the environment, and translate science-based evidence into easy-to-understand language to show how these big issues are linked to daily life and how working towards sustainability is an opportunity to do things better. 

Enter the Growing A Green Family Giveaway! 
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Growing A Green Family prize package! (ARV $50) Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 7/3-7/17/17 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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  1. In an attempt to be more green, we recycle empty mayonaise, coffee, & dairy creamer plastic jars to hold everything from craft beads to dry goods in the pantry. We wash & save empty cottage cheese & sour cream containers for when our large family dinners have lots of leftovers & folks want to take some home with them. The small individual empty yogurt containers are saved for planting seeds so small plants get a head start before going into the garden plot. There are so many ways to recycle.

  2. We recycle and we don't use chemicals.

  3. I always take bags to the grocery store, Target, etc. I'm trying to limit the plastics we buy but it's really difficult.

  4. We take our bike as often as possible instead on the car.

  5. We are more aware on our recycling and how important it is for our enviroment

  6. We recycle a lot!


  7. We often use reusable bags!

  8. I buy most of my clothes at thrift stores.

  9. My family always recycles and we try not to use too much electricity if possible.
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