A – Z of eco kids

Monday, 7 November 2011

They’re the cute and cuddly inheritors of our planet, but if we’re to pass on a world that is brilliant rather than broken, we need to ensure our babies are as green, ethical and healthy as they are gorgeous.


Nature therapy

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

As we spend more and more of our lives indoors, our physical, emotional and mental health is suffering. Turns out a good dose of fresh air can give us, and our children, a lot more than a rosy glow!


The chemical child

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

We wrap them up in cotton wool, so the saying goes… but what to do when that cotton wool comes drenched in chemicals and pesticides, as with so many other products today? We wade through the topic of just how toxic our children have become.


Landcare for schools

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Creating opportunities for students to become leaders in environmental sustainability.


Raising eco-kids on the cheap

Monday, 18 October 2010

Raising eco-kids won't cost you the Earth. Here's G's tips for helping parents keep things light on the wallet.

Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Register before September 25, 2011

Can you grow Australia’s heaviest watermelon? As part of the Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge, a free packet of Yates Candy Red Watermelon seeds will be sent to everyone who registers on the challenge website by Sunday, September 25th. The challenge is open to all children aged 16 years and under and living in Australia.

Where: Across Australia.
When: Registrations close on Sunday, September 25th. The free seeds will be sent out in October and can be planted anytime from October through to December.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Embrace your inner child

Embrace your inner child ... come play in the dirt with Greenfleet

Sunday 5 June, 2011

It's not just playing in the dirt, it's planting native trees and exploring the natural treasures along Cardinia Creek, near Berwick, Victoria. Join Greenfleet, Parks Victoria, Birds Australia and event sponsors Hyundai, to celebrate the International Year of Forests. Enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family, and discover the treasures nature has to offer... from tree planting and nature walks, to bird watching and kids' activities. This is an important project to benefit the community and the endangered species of the area. BYO gardening gloves, drink bottle, chairs and picnic rug. A sausage sizzle will be provided. Places are limited, so don’t miss out, register today via the Greenfleet website.

Where: Berwick, Victoria, 3806 (detailed location information available when you register)
When: 10am-3.30pm, Sunday 5 June, 2011.
Cost: Free, so spread the word and invite your friends and family for a fun day out!
Click here for more information.

Eco Baby Expo

Eco Baby Expo

6 - 7 November

Eco Baby Expo will showcase organic, natural and sustainable products and services designed for babies and their parents. Featuring organic and natural baby food and baby clothing, eco nappies, chemical-free baby care, Fair Trade toys, and ideas to help enjoy sustainable lifestyles for baby, mum, dad and our planet. Each Eco Baby visitor will receive the signature and unique Bonjour Baby Box, a highly crafted and stylish box filled with baby products, samples, and special offers, designed to help new parents make a sustainable start to their children’s lives. As part of its commitment to creating an environmentally conscious event, one tree will be planted for every paying visitor. There are also special offers for earlybird ticket sales.
This is the first ecological and sustainable event for babies and parents in Australia, however the event will soon be held twice a year in every Australian capital city from 2011.

Where: Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Milsons Point, Sydney, NSW.
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $12, Family pass $40.
Click here to book a ticket.


Dirtgirlworld for kids

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A new cartoon character introducing little ones to the big wide world via cyberspace and digital TV.

Enviro Expo

MarketPlace Leichhardt Enviro Expo

27 September – 1 October

Running for the first week of the school holidays, MarketPlace Leichhardt will feature a broad program of entertainment, workshops and displays, aimed at inspiring children and their parents about environmentally friendly living. The Enviro Expo events will teach children how to be environmentally friendly in an engaging, colourful and interactive way. The program features a diverse line-up, including eco workshops, live shows, roving performers, community programs and a children’s art exhibition. From an informative worm farm display to a solar powered video games trailer, entertaining environmental performers to Q&A booths for mum and dad, this year’s Enviro Expo offers something for everyone.

Where: MarketPlace Leichhardt, 100/122-138 Flood Street, Leichhardt, NSW.
Cost: Free
Click here for the itinerary.

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