Monthly Archives: April 2011

Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

April 30, 2011
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Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

Don’t forget to Enjoy where you are Right Now It’s so easy to be looking forever forward and yearning for what is to come – the future.  It’s harder for me to remember that it’s “now” that matters the most.  Although we’ve packed away or sold most of our stuff, and our lives seem chaotic and stressful…

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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

April 30, 2011
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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

Seedlings in Egg Cartons Hello my fellow organic gardening enthusiasts and welcome (back) the blog and to another entry in my Organic Gardening series that also comes with an eco-friendly craft. As you (may) know I started my own seedlings a few weeks ago. I had to buy a variety of trays and biodegradable cups…

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Fair Trade Annual Convention

April 29, 2011
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Fair Trade Annual Convention

It is convention time and everyone loves conventions! Conventions are the one time of year you are given the opportunity to put a face to all the people you talk to on the phone. It allows you the chance to reconnect with other people in the industry. The beauty of conventions is they give you…

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Project WET Workshop at Cesar Chavez Elementary

April 29, 2011
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Project WET Workshop at Cesar Chavez Elementary

We had a great time at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Prince George’s County learning all about properties of water, water cycle, importance of water, water conservation, and human impacts on water. Project WET is a wonderful compilation of fantastic hands-on activities for kids to learn all about water. The best part about professional development…

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USDA Invites You to Vote for Your Favorite Recipes for Healthy Kids

April 29, 2011
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USDA Invites You to Vote for Your Favorite Recipes for Healthy Kids

In an effort that would make Jamie Oliver proud, last September, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition. The goal of this program is to encourage the development of creative, nutritious, and kid-approved … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Companies Move Towards Sustainability

April 29, 2011
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Have you noticed a shift in consumer and business thinking towards more sustainable environmental solutions? The Business Roundtable recently released a report of actions companies are taking in order to become more sustainable. The report included impressive figures from large companies making changes that will benefit the environment. Among the statistics, it was reported that…

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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

April 28, 2011
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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

Seedlings in Egg Cartons Hello my fellow organic gardening enthusiasts and welcome (back) the blog and to another entry in my Organic Gardening series that also comes with an eco-friendly craft. As you (may) know I started my own seedlings a few weeks ago. I had to buy a variety of trays and biodegradable cups…

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Policy Post – Oregon funding news

April 28, 2011
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Policy Post – Oregon funding news

A month or so ago we talked about the unprecedented amount of federal waivers states asked to receive. In doing my usual scan of special education news I noticed that on April 7th, the Department of Education denied Oregon’s request. “At this time, the State appears to have projected financial resources available to fully restore…

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Most of the plans for a greener New York are applauded

April 28, 2011
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Most of the plans for a greener New York are applauded

In some ways it would be a return to the past and it’s the perceived implications of a new proposal from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his updated green strategy ‘PlaNYC’ that is causing ripples. The agenda is full of encouraging goals and plans but incinerating garbage to create energy is causing some…

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Meatless Monday with Eric Ripert’s Veggie Fried Rice

April 28, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Eric Ripert’s Veggie Fried Rice

Veggie Fried Rice – image courtesy of aveceric.com Welcome (back) to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on Meatless Monday. We at Planet Forward took the pledge to support this sustainable practice as it promotes green living by choosing to go meatless one day per week in support of personal…

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