Going Green with Your Kids
Resources Just for Kids
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earthby The Earthworks Group - It is written to older children but parents can read this with younger children and pick up great tips for living greener. There also are some "experiments" at the end of the book to teach children about the environment, for example there is one to teach kids the difference between what is and isn't biodegradable
Big Green Help - Nick Jr's site to help kids go green. Includes information on Nick Jr shows that promote "being green" and a free Go Green Family Handbook
NRDC's Environmental Links for Kids - The National Resources Defense Council has tons of great website listing for children (and their parents) to learn more about the environment. Some of the sites listed include National Geographic Kids and My First Garden, which offers suggestions for a kid-friendly garden.
For Kids and Families - This is a special section of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums that includes information about animals, volunteering and how to adopt an animal - and more!
Moolahmaker - a game from Energy Circle to make it fun for parents and children to save energy around the house
US Fish & Wildlife Service - For students of all ages. Explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them
Other Information for the Whole Family
Consumer Green Tips - World Wildlife Fund's general tips
Green Living - Real Simple's website has a special section dedicated to green living, including Shopping for School Supplies
Shop Like Ed Begley Jr. - the actor and star of the TV show, Living with Ed, gives his recommendations on products, programs and services for greener living
Clean Power Choice Program - a NJ-wide program that allows you to choose clean, renewable sources of energy
ParenthoodNJ's Green List - our compilation of green cleaning tips, cleaning products, toy suggestions, recycling programs, etc.
The Daily Green - has everything from safe sunscreens to Farmer's Market tips to Green Wedding Gifts. Also has daily tips
Energy Circle - lots on information here, including a game called Moolahmaker, to make it fun for parents and children to save energy around the house
Low Impact Living - helps consumers make greener purchasing choices and includes an Environmental Impact Calculator
Planet Green - Discovery's green website and cable channel
Freecycle - have something you can't really sell and possibly can't donate? One person's trash could be another's treasure through freecycle
BHG Living Green - Better Homes & Garden's section includes tips on eco-friendly paint, green home-office supplies, energy efficiency in your home & more
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