Thanks for visiting my web site. Let's keep the earth healthy together. As I always say, "No matter what your age, you can make a difference!"
My mom and I designed ecosavvykid.com for kids. But, we would love for you to share the information with the big kids in your life too! We will focus on: recycling, reusing, reducing our waste, rethinking how we care for our environment, the natural world around us, how you can make a difference in your community and how we can educate our parents and our friends about making a difference too!
We provide links to cool web sites you should check out that offer great information or a product we really like.
Thanks, The Ecosavvykid, Jamie & Mom
Listen to this month's music clip!
Jack Johnson, Let It Be Sung
Here come the holidays....
You know what that means...the neverending barage of catalogs will be coming your family's way! Put an end to the pile of catalogs you never read with the freeCatalog Choice service before it all starts!
Climate Change: This is what global warming looks like
A message from the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) We have to believe what we are witnessing with our own eyes -- floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat. From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Pakistan, to soaring temperatures in the US and a deteriorating landscape in the High Arctic, our planet seems to be having a breakdown. It's not just a portent of things to come but real signs of very troubling climate change already under way.
Please join with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and take action to protect our planet -- it's the only one we have. www.nrdc.org
Take action here: http://bit.ly/bArcGx.
What is Organic? By Colin
Organic--what does it mean? Organic foods are foods grown completely without the use of pesticides or insecticides. Most people think organic only qualifies for veggies, but organic meat is very important too. Organic meat is when cows or other animals are fed organic wheat or corn, and are not given any growth chemicals, or hormones, and are free range. The best organic fruits and veggies are those that you grow in your own garden! If you don’t have the room, join a local community garden and have your own plot to plant, or join a local CSA and reap the benefits of a local farmer. Just imagine: organic, local fruits and veggies! Who knew being organic could be so delicious!!
Great site to check out: http://www.organic.org/ and funny video about the importance of eatting organic too! Ask mom and dad first though.
Back At It! Fall 2010
Check out our recent interview, with local wetland scientist Mike Ball, about the importance of protecting and keeping clean our coastal wetlands. You will also find out how you can help protect water sources near you.
It's Almost Fall....So The Acorns Tell Me!
My front yard is covered in acorns--all courtesy of one very large, Red Oak. The squirrels have been busy knocking them all down, and what they don't scoop themselves the little chipmunk in our neighbor's stonewall, scurries to grab. So what am I going to do with ALL THOSE ACORNS! Ahh...thank you Kaboose. Kaboose.com is a great website with all kinds of fun crafts. Our acorns will be turned into a beautiful wreath for our side door. Doing crafts like this reconnects your littleones with the wonders of our woods, encourages creativity and exercise (gotta find the stuff!). Here are some other sites with nature based crafts for you to visit too!
Show your green moves at school
Q: What's stinky, slimy and weighs 18,000 pounds?
A: The annual lunch waste from one "average" school in the US! (source ecobags.com) YIKES!!!!
As you get ready for school make sure you green your back to school gear. Here are some suggestions:
1. Proudly wear your ecosavvykid shirt and announce you care! 50% of the proceeds go to Audubon and/or The Nature Conservancy.
2. Use a wrap-n-mat for your sandwich and steel water bottles for your drinks--cuts down on waste.
3. Ride your bike to school if you can or get your parents to car pool
4. Try out Ecobags.com cloth sandwich and snack bags or the To-Go Ware® 2-Tier Stainless Steel Tiffin Set/Food Carrier.
5. Mimi the Sardine Modern Cloth Lunch Bag, Jamie's favorite lunch bag!
6. Cloth napkins!
7. Before you buy school supplies make sure you don't already have 20 handheld pencil sharpeners and rulers you can use again this year
8. Instead of the same old backpack take a look at all cotton messenger bags. Add some cool iron-0ns and you are good to go.
9. Recycled filler paper and recycled pencils
10. We bought Redi-tag's 100% Recycled Notes, 3 x 3 sticky notes and Envirotech Subject Notebooks 100% post-consumer.
Meet Peter the Owl
Hi, my name is Peter the Owl and I am your "eco" guide for this website! I will give you facts about the world around us and how we can be green. You will see me pop-up in different places, so look for me!
The Ecosavvykid website is proud to be recognized as a Habitat Hero by the Australian website, www.habitatheroes.com
We encourage you to check out the great information they have to share!