Rather than worrying about plastic, try avoiding it. Use light-weight metal containers for sports bottles and get wooden toys when possible.
The Green Mama workshops are information-packed while being upbeat and interactive. Most workshops are designed to be 1 ½ to 2 hours long and have been held for groups as small as 2 to as large as 300. Whether at a library, museum, corporate office, or over brunch in your home, these classes will entertain as well as inform. NOW available on a computer near you!
Green Parenting 101
There is a great deal of media attention about the risks associated with everything from the toys in your playroom to the water bottle in your purse. Wonder what is really important? Green Parenting 101 gives you answers. Learn more about how to feed your family better, avoid toxic toys, simple solutions for better skincare, safe ways to protect against germs, how to get the toxins out of the nursery, and strategies to green up your diaper routine. This is an interactive class that provides the research on a variety of timely topics of concern to families and provides real-world solutions for instituting change while juggling the restraints of family finances, time, and energy.
Live Green, Save Green
Live Green, Save Green will help both the novice and the eco-savvy navigate the various lifestyle options and consumer choices available to protect the health of family and planet. Learn cost-effective ways to green your life and feed your family better, resources for conserving energy and water at home, and tips for cleaning. This is an interactive class that provides the research on a variety of timely topics and provides real-world solutions for instituting change while juggling the restraints of finances, time, and energy.
Climate Change for Dummies & Smarty Pants
In this two part series, you will learn the background on climate change. What it is. Why it is happening and what all the fuss is about. Demystify terms such as carbon footprint, greenhouse gas production, and carbon diet. In the second part, you will learn how to calculate your own carbon footprint and will tailor a carbon diet to your lifestyle. Simple, fun, and interactive.
Un-Toxify Your Nursery
The nursery is often the most toxic room in the house. This workshop promises to save parents hours of frustration and thousands of dollars by identifying the common mishaps most new parents fall into and what to prioritize for moving forward: from healthier furniture and finishings to establishing routines that will save money and resources.
Green Your Daycare 101
Greening Your Daycare 101 is designed to help owners, directors, and teachers green the daily practices in their centers. Learn what other centers are doing to avoid toxic toys, provide healthier food, create better indoor air quality, improve daily health practices, conserve energy and water resources, reduce waste, and save money. This is a fast-paced class that covers a mixture of research, case studies, and lessons learned.
Workshop intensives are typically day-long sessions featuring the information of many workshops in one and more time to get to know other participants. Intensives also feature special guests, workshop booklets, and an organic lunch or potluck.
Going Green for Me and Baby to Be
If you are an expectant parent, preparing to adopt, or trying to conceive, this workshop is for you... all welcome! We will provide tips and tools guiding you from fertility/pre-pregnancy through the first few weeks of your baby's life. Our experts will cover skincare, label reading, greener food choices, food and fertility, greener cleaning, removing toxins, breastfeeding, green diapering and more mama related topics. Special guests typically include: nutritionist, lactation consultant, doula, midwife/doctor.
Green Parenting Intensive
The Green Parenting Intensive goes in-depth on all the topics covered in Green Parenting 101 and Untoxify your Nursery including: organic foods for children; breastfeeding, better bottles, and safer formulas; label reading 101; making safe baby skincare products; cloth diapering (and green potty training); and how to untoxify your nursery. Special guests typically include: nutritionist or chef, lactation consultant, post-partum doula.
Class series are educational offerings designed to foster community and go into greater depth than a one-time class or workshop. Most series are 3 to 8 weeks in length depending on the topics covered and the needs and availability of the students, facilitator and hosting organization.
The Living Green Series
Create community and learn! The Living Green Family Series goes in-depth on all the topics covered in the Live Green, Save Green topics including: feeding your family better; making your own green personal care products; saving money and resources; reducing waste; understanding plastics; and tips on finding good green goods. The green lifestyle series is an opportunity to learn and share with a group of like-minded individuals and to create a support network that will help make green living fun and sustainable!
The Green Parenting Series
Join a community of other new(ish) and expectant parents and learn! The Green Parenting Series goes in-depth on all the topics covered in Green Parenting 101 and Untoxify your Nursery including: organic foods for children; breastfeeding, better bottles, and safer formulas; label reading 101; making safe baby skincare products; cloth diapering (and green potty training); and how to untoxify your nursery.
Greening your Pregnancy Series – Conception, Pregnancy and Birth
Learn greener methods for preparing our homes, ourselves, and taking care of baby once s/he arrives. Our experts will cover skincare, label reading, greener food choices, food and fertility, greener cleaning, removing toxins, breastfeeding, green diapering and more mama related topics.
The Green Mama Café: Brain food and community for parents is an interactive group for parents, especially new mothers, intended to foster community and provide support for families pursuing green lifestyles. Session typically run a semester-long. Topics covered include those specifically baby-related, such a greener diapering and potty training tips, to topics for the whole family like how to eat healthier for less and how to compost. The Green Mama Café provides a weekly foundation for a greener lifestyle and it also creates a community of parents that come to rely on each other as essential parts of their daily lives. NOW available near you--start a group or join a WEB group.