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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

As you might remember, back in October 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging.

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Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Nobody knows how to multi-task like the mother of young kids, and in the spirit of sharing the mom-wisdom, our sister site Inhabitots is partnering with Clorox in a project to help moms share their

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5 Healthy Rainbow and Shamrock Meals for St. Patrick’s Day

5 Healthy Rainbow and Shamrock Meals for St. Patrick’s Day

Excited about today's festivities, but not too interested in corned beef and cabbage?  Same here, and we bet the kiddos feel the same way.  St. Patrick's Day is all about rainbows, shamrocks, and fun so

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How To: Use A Green Pepper To Make Shamrock Stamps

How To: Use A Green Pepper To Make Shamrock Stamps

Looking for something fun to do with the little ones on St. Patrick's Day?  This DIY shamrock stamp is easy, fun and the perfect art project for all ages.  Make sure to look for peppers with four bumps

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Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

What could be more relaxing than curling up to sleep in your very own bird's nest bed! Conceived and created by O*GE CreativeGroup, the “Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas” was developed as a fun

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Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Hey eco mamas and green dads - have you heard the news? Our kids and parenting site Inhabitots is now on Pinterest - and we've been pinning up a storm of goodness for green tots - from green toys and

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has

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Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

We all know that many common household items contain toxins that are known hormone disruptors and are linked with asthma and other health issues, but avoiding those products might be more difficult than

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HOW TO: Go Geocaching with Your Kids

HOW TO: Go Geocaching with Your Kids

Looking for a fun activity to get your kids engaged in the outdoors? Give geocaching a try. Geocaching is basically a 21st-century treasure hunt, but instead of using an old map where X marks the spot,

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the parents every kid wishes they had. The celebrity super-couple is reportedly finalizing plans to build an underground, eco-friendly theme park for their six kids. What

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Sh*t Natural Mamas Say Video Is a Hilarious Sendup of Green Parenting

Sh*t Natural Mamas Say Video Is a Hilarious Sendup of Green Parenting

Do you try to teach your baby words like “spirulina”? Do you host chicken pox parties and/or have an amber teething necklace for your kid? Sounds like you might be a Natural Mama. And

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14 of the Best Green Toys from the 2012 American International Toy Fair

14 of the Best Green Toys from the 2012 American International Toy Fair

The 2012 American International Toy Fair in New York City was filled with more than 1,200 exhibitors showing over 100,000 products.  You might be thinking, how will I ever go through all of these new

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7 Kid-Friendly Salad Recipes to Get Your Children Excited About Eating Their Veggies

7 Kid-Friendly Salad Recipes to Get Your Children Excited About Eating Their Veggies

Are you having trouble getting your little ones to enjoy their veggies?  Or maybe your kid is already a veggie monster, but you're running out of ideas?  Here's our roundup of our favorite kid-friendly

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6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

What could possibly be cooler than living in a treehouse?  A warm and comfy treehouse bed in your very own room!  Not only does this make your child's room feel magical, but lofted beds are a great use

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Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

If you know someone who's about to welcome a new bundle of joy - or maybe you are yourself - don't miss a chance to win this amazing prize package for expectant parents (worth $109). We're giving away

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack!

If you're even thinking about having kids, the 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born is a must-see. The film explores the present childbirth and maternity care system, providing different

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood, promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Organic Cheese Crackers

DIY: How to Make Homemade Organic Cheese Crackers

Want to introduce your kids to baking and avoid spending money on store-bought snacks? Here's a recipe that's fun, relatively easy, and is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. These homemade organic

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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

As part of his “Toxic America” series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have

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Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Always carting around tons of heavy toys for your little ones to play with on long road trips or flights? Created by Takashi Tsunoda, the Japanese toy designer behind PIPEROID paper robots, Monster

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7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

Are you and your family finding it more important than ever to save money in 2012?  Luckily, smart money saving tactics almost always allow for helping the environment.  From making your own cleaning

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Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Whether or not you're a LEGO geek, you have to admit that this is pretty incredible. LEGO pro Rod Gillies took the new Superman mini figure by LEGO and constructed a vintage TV set with big rabbit ears

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Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

LEGO rang in 2012 by launching a new line of toys, LEGO Friends, which are aimed at girls 5 and up. No big deal, right? Actually, to some it is a big deal. A petition was launched at Change.org is

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WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

If you're looking for the safest (and most comfy) crib mattress for your baby, why pay $492 for one when you can get it for free in our giveaway? Inhabitots is giving away a Greenbuds Magnolia Deluxe

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How To Make Homemade Organic Yogurt in Four Simple Steps

How To Make Homemade Organic Yogurt in Four Simple Steps

Yogurt is highly nutritious, and it's an excellent source of protein (especially for vegetarians). Like most foods, if you want the best tasting yogurt, you should to make it yourself. And we'll let you

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Vintage Book Clocks Are a Great Way to Track Time in Kids Rooms

Vintage Book Clocks Are a Great Way to Track Time in Kids Rooms

Want to decorate your child's room and instill a love for literature?  These vintage book clocks may be just the thing! Los Angeles designer Steven Gabriel takes vintage, often one-of-a-kind children's

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Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Israeli designer Noa Himelfarb has designed a toy set for modeling cute animal friends from clumps of earth. Perfect for kids who love getting dirty and playing in the mud, Muzoo consists of a series of

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Vote For Your Favorite Baby & Kids Green Design Products of 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Baby & Kids Green Design Products of 2011

2011 will be a year to remember for innovative green design products for babies and kids. Over the past 12 months, we've admired Grace Hawthorne's recyclable paper building blocks; we've marveled at the

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Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw a plethora of controversial stories and shocking discoveries on the parenting front. From a genderless baby named Storm to reports of arsenic found in apple juice and an alarming new

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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