Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy earth day!

it's earth day! let's try to do something nice for our planet today. here are a few ideas:

1) walk or take public transit instead of driving today.
2) drink tap or brita filtered water instead of bottled water.
3) line dry your clothes instead of using the dryer.
4) disconnect your appliances when they're not in use.
5) go meatless one day a week.

for those of you in the toronto area, go check out one of these earth day events happening around the city:
- green living show (apr. 23-25 @ direct energy centre)
- earth day fun fair (apr. 24th @ waterfront montessori children's centre)
- earth day @ downsview park

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

giveaway update

i was having problems with the commenting function on this blog, so for those who tried to comment for the giveaway and experienced problems, i apologize! those tickets to the green living show are still up for grabs. if you're unable to comment here, please send me an email at: ecoparentblog [AT] gmail [DOT] com. first two people to contact me will each win a pair of tickets to this weekend's show.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

small steps, big difference

i came across an article from babycenter.com about how to go green in 20 small steps. i really encourage you to read the article and choose a few of the steps to incorporate into your daily life. i think overall you'd find that it's not difficult to make a few small changes. i felt really convicted to go to the next step in reducing waste and really try and make the switch to reusable wipes. disposable wipes are just as bad offenders in the pollution of landfills and take just as long to decompose. i've been hesitating on trying it out (even though i have some) just because i thought it'd be difficult, but i guess you never know until you try...so i'm going to really give it a shot. i'll let you know how it goes.

in the meantime, here's a link to that article i mentioned. check it out!

http://www.babycenter.com/0_going-green-20-small-steps-that-make-a-big-difference_1682233.bc?scid=adhoc_20100409_cobrand_earthday:7&pe=2UvAbqg

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

enter our giveaway!

enter to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets
to toronto's green living show!



the green living show is toronto's largest green consumer show dedicated to educating the public about easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. visitors can shop the wide variety of exhibitor booths while gathering information and inspiration from a diverse selection of demonstrations, presentations, and activities. it is being held at the direct energy centre @ exhibition place in toronto on the weekend of april 23rd to 25th. also friday, april 23rd is youth day at the show. there will be many activities geared towards grades 7 to 12, including an eco-scavenger hunt. plus there's a kids zone with activities for those ages 3 to 11. there will be fun for the whole family and kids under the age of 12 get in for FREE!

we are so excited to announce our first reader giveaway! the folks at the green living show were kind enough to give us two sets of tickets to the green living show in toronto at the end of the month and we're passing them on to you! to enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post with your email address. the prize is one of two sets of two tickets to the show in toronto. the winners will pick up their tickets at the direct energy centre the day of the show. you have until 12:00 p.m. (EST) on monday, april 19th to enter. two winners will be drawn at random and will be contacted via email. if we do not receive a response from the winners within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. good luck everyone!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

nate hearts books

my lil kiddo looooooves his books. he loves just sitting there flipping through the same book over and over again. most of the time, he prefers flipping the pages quickly. he also likes to taste his books. if i don't catch him in time, he'll start gnawing on a corner of the board book. luckily they're thick so they don't immediately disintegrate, but he has bitten off a corner before. a couple of weeks ago while i was shopping at costco, i noticed these books from priddy in the book aisle. they're printed on recycled paper and printed with natural soy ink. so big pluses on both sides: less pollution and less toxic! maybe this means i won't have to worry as much next time i find nate chewing on a book.  :o)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

3 Sprouts

milo the monkey - hooded bath towel
we received a couple of these hooded towels (made by 3 Sprouts) as baby shower gifts. not only are they cute, but they're made from organic and natural cotton, so you know you're wrapping your lil one in goodness. our lil boy puts absolutely everything in his mouth, so at least we don't have to worry when we see him tasting this particular item.  :o)
owl organic canvas storage bin
while on their site, i saw that they offer these storage bins as well. how cute are these?! these would make a great addition to nate's nursery. they're made from organic cotton and eco-spun felt (made from recycled water bottles). loves it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

another applecheeks giveaway!

found another applecheeks giveaway. this time it's for one of their new washable swim diapers. they come in two fabulous colour combinations: corsica and bonfire. click on the following link to enter:
http://diaperingrevolutionary.typepad.com/a_reusable_diaper_revolut/2010/04/yes-it-is-the-first-of-april-but-this-giveaway-is-no-joke.html
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