Most poisonings that occur in the home are caused by cleaning products, and most victims are under age six. Clean with nontoxic materials such as vinegar, peroxide, and baking soda. Get recipes by requesting our Clean and Healthy Housekeeping brochure at our Publications page. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip Read More
Unless your child wishes to create something special, save the paper – encourage him or her to exercise his or her artistic talents with a chalkboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and toxic-free dry erase markers. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Brown bag school lunches can be surprisingly wasteful of resources. Consider packing your family’s lunches in reuseable containers and bottles. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Got a friend or relative under eight years old? Plant a green “seed” in their mind by giving them a copy of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax the next time there’s an occasion—like the last day of the school year. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, Read More
Kids grow so fast, it makes no sense for your wallet or the environment to constantly buy them new clothes. Share with friends who have children older and younger than yours, and hit up the yard sales and thrift stores. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS Read More
Children will eventually inherit the planet. Raise them to value the environment by encouraging their love of nature. Keep a bird feeder in clear view of a window—have a bird book handy and help them identify what they see. A pair of binoculars can also help. Keeping a family bird list on the fridge listing Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Palermo Consolidated School. Through the support of their community, staff, and students have created an impressive network of trails behind their school. The project was supported by a mini-grant of $500 from NRCM, and its growth from there is an impressive story about a remarkable community. Read More
By Janet Mills, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Ever wonder what’s in that baby bottle your infant uses? The teether she chews on? The toys your kids climb on and fall on, and the ones they put in their mouths? More and more families are concerned about health and safety as kids’ Read More
By Mario Moretto, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story AUGUSTA, Maine — A group of doctors, parents and other activists is demanding the state require manufacturers to report the presence of potentially dangerous chemicals in products sold in Maine. The group, Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, delivered more than 2,000 signatures to Read More