Family Fun: Fun and educational activity ideas for children

Environmental Kids Club: The EPA Environmental Kids Club is a website for kids. Help your children explore the environment and learn how to protect it. They offer games, picture, and stories.

Wild Games at Kid’s Planet: Online children games such as: matching animal cards, animal word search, animal quiz, and more.

Roots and Shoots / The Jane Goodall Institute: Adult organized and supervised activities that engage kids with their communities, local organizations, the earth, plants, and animals.

Mapping Biodiversity: Interactive games, maps, quizzes, and other fun stuff that will help children learn about the variety of life on Earth.

Healthy Parenting: Resources for parents who wish to use organic and natural practices with their children.

Dr. Greene: Dr. Alan Greene and his team of pediatric and health experts offer medical expertise, parental experience and focus on healthy living.

Healthy Child Healthy World: A leading movement that educates parents, supports protective policies, and engages communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements.

KidsOrganics: KidsOrganics aims to recommend the highest quality natural and organic products for children and  products for mothers.  They offer advice and ideas to live a happy, healthy and natural life.

Environmental Organizations: Stay up to date on what is happening in the organic and natural world.

Bioneers: Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations.

Co-op America: Working to harness economic power, to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Ecological Farming Association: Nurturing healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment.

The Environmental Working Group: A non-profit organization working to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.

Organic Trade Association: Cultivating a strong organic industry since 1985.

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ONE on a Budget

July 28, 2010

Get the best bang for your buck with your ONE Coupon Book –

Rise and Shine!

  • Start your day off with a cup of Numi Organic Earl Grey Tea$1.00 Off
  • Get your metabolism kick-started with a bowl of Nature’s Path Hemp Plus Granola and So Delicious Coconut Milk – each $1.00 Off
  • Enjoy easy to make restaurant-style Alexia Foods Organic Hash Browns$1.00 Off
  • Wash everything down with a refreshing glass of Santa Cruz Organic Orange Mango Juice$0.75 Off

Total Savings before Noon – $4.75!

An Afternoon Picnic!

  • Pair your favorite cheese with Mary’s Gone Crackers Gluten Free Herb Crackers$1.00 Off
  • Get in a fruit serving while soaking in some sun rays with Santa Cruz Organic Apple Peach Sauce$0.75 Off
  • Enjoy and maybe even share a Country Choice Organic Soft Baked Cookie$1.00 Off
  • And it wouldn’t be a complete picnic without an R.W. Knudsen Family Jamaican Lemonade$0.75 Off
  • Remember to pack your Bravo Paper Towels for any spills – $0.50 Off

Total Picnic Basket Savings – $4.00!

A Dinner Feast!

  • Impress your friends or family with the tasty and easy to prepare Seeds of Change Foods Uyuni Microwavable Rice and Korma Creamy Indian Curry Sauce – each $1.00 Off
  • Also easy to bake and the perfect dinner compliment is Alexia Foods’ Garlic Baguette$1.00 Off
  • Stay hydrated with R.W. Knudsen Family’s Sparkling Essence Lemon$0.75 Off
  • Finish the meal out with dessert, a big glass of So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Coconut Milk $1.00 Off and Mary’s Gone Crackers Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies $1.00 Off

Total Dinner Savings – $5.75!

These organic and natural options saved you a total of $14.50 with your ONE Coupon Book (while still eating and drinking in style)!

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Hour CarHourCar.org

Instead of owning a car you can ‘car share’ with Hour Car. Reserve a car when you need it then drop it back off. You don’t have to worry about the expenses of owning a car and you will be helping the environment by driving less.

Ride SharePickUpPal.com

Find a ride for yourself or offer to pick up someone on your way. It’s a free, global service using social network sites to connect you to people with similar interests or with people which you are already connected to via work colleagues or other friends.

Public Bike Sharing

Public bike sharing. Rent a bike from the numerous bike hubs when you need a ride and then return it to another bike hub.

Chicago – BCycle.com

Denver – BCycle.com

D.C. – SmartBikeDC.com

Miami – DecoBike.com

MinneapolisNiceRideMN.org

Stay up to date on future bike sharing – Bike-Sharing.blogspot.com

Recycling 101 Earth911.com

Learn more about recycling and reusing household materials. Search for recycling options near you with their zipcode search.

ReduceReduce.org

Find easy things you can do to reduce your waste.

Host a Clothing Exchange

Swap your clothes with other women from all over the world online! SwapStyle.com

Neighborhood children clothing exchanges are great ways to reuse clothes that are outgrown.

Or, throw a party for all of your girlfriends and exchange all your unwanted clothes for new ones. It’s fun and saves you from having to buy new clothes.

Get CraftyTipNut.com

Reuse household items to makes something new. Sites like TipNut list numerous ideas to re-purpose things you no
longer use.

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ONE Seattle Retail Demo Day – Whole Foods Market Interbay!

ONE Partner samples and coupons were handed out at the Seattle Interbay Whole Foods Market on Thursday, July 15th!

Many folks came by the ONE booth in front of the store entrance on their lunch breaks for dairy-free Ice Cream Sandwiches from So Delicious, Apple Peach Sauce from Santa Cruz Organic, Jamaican Lemonade from R.W. Knudsen Family, and product coupons from Alexia Foods and Seeds of Change.

ONE at the Bite of Seattle!

Bite of Seattle attendees took their turn experiencing ONE  and each ONE Partner during the three day event this past weekend.

The ONE booth experienced busy lines from the moment the event opened until close on Sunday night. Everyone was excited to sample the organic and natural products that were handed out by the ONE Team. Many took their time to hear about where to find the food and beverage products in the Seattle area!

Samples tasted and tested by booth visitors included:

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So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk and Dairy Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Alexia Foods Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning

R.W. Knudsen Family Sparkling Essence Lemon and Organic Apple Juice

Santa Cruz Organic Apple Peach Sauce, Organic Root Beer, and Mango Lemonade

Seeds of Change Foods Microwaveable Rices and Simmer Sauces

The Organic & Natural Experience is traveling to The Bite of Seattle this weekend to give out free samples and coupons! We will have some great organic and natural products to sample including:

The Bite of Seattle starts this Friday July 16th through Sunday July 18th at the famous Seattle Center, downtown Seattle. We’ll be located on the corner of August Wilson Way and 2nd Ave N near Intiman Theater from 11:00 am – 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00 pm on Sunday.

Come join us this weekend at The Bite of Seattle! Try some great tasting food and  pick up your ONE Coupon Books full of savings on organic and natural products.

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We can all do things every day to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of our environment. Do your part! Here are some easy things YOU can do:

–         Work From Home: Saving one trip to work and home will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. It will also save you time and money!

–         Eat Organic: What you eat matters and effects our environment. Read Food Facts from the Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/eatgreen.asp

–         Join a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture: Supporting your local farmers increases the sustainability of your community and reduces transportation emissions. Visit www.localharvest.org to find a CSA near you.

–         Change your commute: Take the bus, ride your bike, ride share, or take the train. Summer time is the perfect opportunity to try other forms of transportation. Why not get some exercise on your way to work?

–      Switch to paperless: Pay your bills online. It’s easy and the whole process is much faster.

–         Choose Wild Caught Fish: Studies have found that farm raised fish can contain high levels of mercury and leave bigger carbon footprints. Use this guide to make better decisions about buying fish: http://www.simplesteps.org/food/shopping-wise/consumer-guide-mercury-fish

–         Reduce Meat in Your Diet: This is not only great for your waistline and heart, but cutting out one day of meat you can make a difference for the atmosphere. The average American diet is responsible for emitting 3,578 pounds of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere each year. Just by simply reducing your red meat intake, you can reduce approximately 1,500 pounds of pollutants each year.  Source: http://www.simplesteps.org/food/shopping-wise/co2-smackdown-step-6-trimming-out-beef-and-pork

Next time you are about to drive to work, buy dinner, or pay bills take a moment to think about how you could lessen your impact on the environment. Every little step makes a difference!

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What does Organic and Natural really mean?

So you’ve heard all about the excitement surrounding organic. But what does organic really mean? Simply put, when a product is labeled organic, the USDA Organic symbol certifies that the product contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, fertilizers or pesticides and contains no irradiated ingredients (food exposed to radiation). More in depth details about the rigorous certification inspections and standards of production and processing associated with labeling a product organic can be found on the Organic Trade Association website by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/5rejlk.

Why is Organic and Natural important for your family?

  • Pesticides found in conventional foods and absorbed by our bodies can have serious health impacts; including birth defects, nerve damage and cancer. Because organic products are regulated, choosing organic is a way to ensure that you are providing your family products that are safe for them. Read more about the potential health problems that can arise from exposure to pesticides on the US EPA website: http://tinyurl.com/24zhwpm.
  • Organic farming keeps harmful chemicals out of our air, water, soil, and bodies. These chemicals are especially found in produce. The Environmental Working Group has compiled a full list of 49 fruits and vegetables ranked from best to worst when it comes to pesticide levels.
  • Organic farmers use less energy, produce less waste, and use less chemicals which also supports sustainability and long term benefits for your community. Read more about the benefits of purchasing organic products on the USDA’s website: http://tinyurl.com/344vjuy.
  • Like our ONE partners, organic brands are dedicated to taking progressive action and making products that are safe for the environment and for you. Ways of becoming more sustainable come in many forms such as initiatives to recycle, to reduce waste, and to advance renewable energy.
  • You can trust organic. The organic system is a federally regulated production process with strict standards, strict inspections, and annual verification. Not to mention it takes three years of modifications before the farmer can call it’s products USDA Organic.
  • Mounting evidence shows that growing crops in healthy soil results in foods with more healthy nutrients. Organically grown products are rich in nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and vitamin C. The Organic Trade Association provides details and research: http://tinyurl.com/e4pnj.

Keep these tips in mind when planning your next meal and save money on healthy and nutritious organic and natural products with the coupons in your ONE Coupon Book!

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