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Seventh Generation Foundation 2014 – Sustainability Program

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Author: Seventh Generation

Here at Seventh Generation we’re committed to caring for the next seven generations, and we support other organizations who do the same! That’s why we created the Seventh Generation Foundation in 2012 – to help fund non-profit organizations that promote and improve environmental conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, and human health and social welfare.

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Getting Out The Door With Kids (On Time!)

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I do not like to be late. But, I also have many things to do every time we leave the house. Between making sure each person has just what they need for their day, double-checking that the house is ready for our day-long absence, and yes, trying to do it all without sacrificing punctuality, the rush out the door can be hectic and chaotic.

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Are School Buses Eco-Friendly?

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Author: Seventh Generation

School Buses and Our Environment

The wheels on the bus go round and round…but what is their effect on our environment? There are two sides to this argument, and it’s tricky to pick which one to support. We’ve listed some school bus pros and cons, and some ways to turn the cons around.

School Bus Pros

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3 Tips for Going Organic on a Budget

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Author: Kristi Marsh

When shopping, I love the thrill of discovering little orange clearance stickers or BOGO deals. Like the majority of us Everyday-Me’s, I’m always on the hunt for ways to stretch my purchasing dollars. When I find good deals, (Organic toothpaste for $1.99? Grass-fed ground beef for $3.99 a pound?) I stock up for later.

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Backyard Fun for the Final Days of Summer

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Author: Liz Moorhead

During the summer months it becomes impossible to keep my son indoors. He constantly begs to be outside, enjoying the sun. As the summer is winding down, your ideas for fun family activities may be winding down as well.

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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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