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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Find Your Inner Child On A Nature Walk For Grown-ups

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Author: Erin Gettler

I have to confess, I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I hang out with kids who've been on a fantastic field trip to a nature center. At 30-something years old, I would love to spend a week at the local natural history museum's summer camp. Wading and seining in the bay for fish and crabs? Sign me up!

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Recipes We Love: Gluten Free Carrot Cake

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Author: Tamera @ 7Gen

Carrot cake is a classic, but we’ve put a spin on it with this gluten free recipe. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, we added walnuts, coconut and pineapple for texture and taste.  

Components:

Cake:

2 cups gluten free multi-purpose flour (we like King Arthur Flour)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

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An Unwavering Commitment to the Greater Good

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Author: Seventh Generation

You may have recently read that we are harming animals and we want you to know that nothing could be further from the truth. For more than 25 years, Seventh Generation has been committed to animal rights and we’ve been working to build a future free of animal cruelty.

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Learning to Swim as an Adult (and Mom!)

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Summer trips to the beach, visits to camp, and days at the pool are happening frequently now that my son is three. And amid all of this fun, I find that I worry.

I don’t know how to swim.

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The Benefits of School Gardens

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Author: Seventh Generation

Here at Seventh Generation, we’re big believers in the important lessons to be learned from community gardening. One of our most fulfilling partnerships is with The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School in Burlington, VT. The Academy is the nation's first K-5 school with a sustainability-themed curriculum, with a goal to teach students to be responsible citizens.

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Eco-Friendly Back to School Shopping

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Author: Seventh Generation

The back to school time of year can be exciting for the whole family - younger children look forward to going to school for the first time, older children look forward to reconnecting with friends, and parents look forward to making the transition as positive as possible for their children - and to the quiet!

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Tips for Cooking with Kids

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Bags of fresh groceries on the kitchen table can be appealing and inspiring. I get excited about the opportunity to make something delicious to eat, and as my son grows, I’d like to pass that excitement on to him.

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But What About Our Husbands?

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Author: Kristi Marsh

In the unfolding world of environmental health, my place is in front of women. Learning how to bring safer, kinder products into my home was the springboard to helping other women who are eager to know what I've learned. Keynotes, lectures, conferences... the bigger the stage the better!

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Teaching Your Toddler About Money

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I’ve started teaching my three year old about money. It started by accident - while at the store, he found a giant puzzle with colorful pictures of trucks and cars and asked if I could buy it for him.

“I don’t have enough money today, bud,” I explained. He confidently declared, “I’ll get money.”

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Welcome Your Wild Neighbors to Your Backyard

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Author: Erin Gettler

Backyards are habitat for people and wildlife. Invite nature into your backyard to get closer views and help wildlife by making your yard a hospitable habitat with these tips. Many of the creatures that benefit from improved backyard habitats are struggling from habitat loss in general.

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