Tag: "Eco-Active Family"

Let Your Fall Leaves Lie

Let Your Fall Leaves Lie

It starts in late August. That’s when I usually spot the first few dry, brown leaves cascading to the ground. They are an early cue of the changes afoot that eventually will cause some birds to depart for warmer climates, insects and animals to seek shelter for hibernation, and many trees to shed their leaves. [...]

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving Being green is about more than being eco-friendly; it’s about being a good citizen of the earth in ways that go far beyond the environment. When I think about being green, eco-friendly or earth-minded, I don’t just think about being kind to the environment. Sure, I think about [...]

Arlington Bat Festival & Save Lucy the Bat Campaign

Arlington Bat Festival & Save Lucy the Bat Campaign

Last month I recommended the Annual Bat Festival at Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington, Virginia as an event to attend. I had never attended the festival before (I simply was unaware of it) and had planned to attend for the first time this year. Unfortunately, my husband and oldest kid were out of town [...]

Feeling a Little Batty? Head to the Bat Festival

Feeling a Little Batty? Head to the Bat Festival

If you live in the DC metro area, here is a family friendly event that is sure to drive you batty. From the folks over at Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington: Enjoy a thoroughly batty evening and add to your knowledge of local night life at this bat conservation and appreciation program. See a [...]

Earth Day Trashion Show Featuring Students’ Handmade Designs

Earth Day Trashion Show Featuring Students’ Handmade Designs

Tomorrow is Alexandria’s the big Earth Day celebration at Ben Brenman Park and one of the key events is the 2nd Annual Trashion Show. Public school students from across the city will participate in the Trashion/Upcycling Show, where students sashay across a stage in handmade designs made from trash and recyclables. My kids participate in [...]

Connecting with Nature through Organized Soccer

Connecting with Nature through Organized Soccer

I recently wrote a column for Green and Simple about our family’s first foray into organized soccer. What was initially completely overwhelming with three kids having practice on three different afternoons and all with games on Saturday mornings, has turned into quite a positive experience, as I detail in Green and Simple: Does Soccer Count?  Not [...]

National Parks Week, Native Plant Sales, and More Earth Day Events

National Parks Week, Native Plant Sales, and More Earth Day Events

Lots of green green events happening this month in honor of Earth Day. From Native Plant Sales to National Parks Week, opportunities to get out and involved abound! National Parks Week April 21 – 29 The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are teaming up to host National Park Week, during which you [...]

Invasive Plants: English Ivy Replacements

Invasive Plants: English Ivy Replacements

Last month I wrote, “Invasive Species and Why They are a Threat,” and about, “Invasive Species Awareness Week Activities for Kids at the U.S. Botanic Garden.” One of the most prominent invasive plant species in the DC Metro area is English Ivy. It can be seen everywhere: in neighborhoods, intentionally planted as ground cover (now [...]

Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Happy Vernal Equinox! Today marks the first day of spring, when day and night are of equal length… how will you celebrate the day? This morning, I enjoyed a stroll through Huntley Meadows Park.  As I meandered through the park, I enjoyed the cacophony of birds in song and celebration. From Canada Geese to wood peckers, their [...]

Richard Louv on The Nature Principle

Richard Louv on The Nature Principle

This week, a friend and I fought traffic driving on the G.W. Parkway and through Georgetown to make our way to the National Cathedral, where best selling author, Richard Louv, was speaking. Louv, who coined the term, “nature deficit disorder,” wrote the international best-seller, “The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit [...]

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