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“Green Lemonade! Fifty Cents!”

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | May 30th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: artificial flavors, children, compost, compostable, environment, green kids, Green Living, high fructose corn syrup, kids, lemonade, lemonade stand, organic, paper, parenting, plastic, recyclable, recycle, recycling, reusable, sugar, summer

Green Lemonade Stand

When my daughter held her first lemonade stand this past week, I was so caught up in the “milestone” aspect of it all that I totally missed out on an opportunity to add an environmental lesson to the mathematical/economical one.

How To Green Your School

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 30th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living | tags: children, compost, composting, eco, eco-conscious, education, education and recycling, environmentally friendly, go green, green, green kids, Green Living, green-power, kids, landfills, parents, recycle, recycling bins, reduce, reuse, school, school recycling program, teachers

School recycling program

It’s back to school time for most families, which means it’s a great time to think about how your school is doing on the green front — especially when it comes to the basics, like recycling.

If your school doesn’t already have a recycling program in place, consider starting one. Experts say the general steps to follow are:

Too Cold to Compost? 4 Ways to Cut Food Waste

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | February 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: compost, food storage, food waste, leftovers, methane

Yes, there is a compost bin under there!

Here in Sweden, we haven’t had temperatures above freezing since Christmas, and our compost bin is frozen shut and buried in snow. So much for winter composting this year. I feel incredibly guilty every time I put an avocado skin or banana peel in the trash. And that’s not even the half of it.

Compost-Off Videos: Your Faves, Put to the Test!

Everett by Everett | December 23rd, 2009 | 7 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings | tags: compost, composting, gaiam

See more great videos like these on the Gaiam YouTube Channel!

In the summer of 2009, we asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter to tell us which composters they think we should carry in Gaiam’s spring 2010 catalog. We took the top eight suggestions and let the community vote on them. The two finalists were then compared in an ongoing video series called the Compost-Off, each of which is shared below.

The People Have Spoken: Announcing The Gaiam Compost-Off Finalists

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | August 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living | tags: compost, composters, composting, compostoff, contest, gaiam, garden, gardening, social-media

After asking you to vote on four composters we selected from your suggestions, the first round of the Gaiam Compost-Off has come to a close and only two composters remain standing. Here are the results:

Finalists:

Orb Composter – 51% Votes
Earthmaker Composter – 29.5% Votes

Voted Out:

Green Cone Composter – 15% Votes
Wigwam Composter – 4.5% Votes

Vote for the Compost Champ and You Could Win a Composter!

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 28th, 2009 | 33 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living | tags: compost, composters, composting, contest, garden, gardening

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If you’re a Gaiam fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or are a member of Gaia, you’ll recall that we recently asked for your input on how to make the best compost, best materials to use for composting, and suggestions on your favorite composters. Why, you may ask? Because we want to step up our selection of composting products to make it even better — and we want you to help us pick the next composter we should carry in our catalog.

That Apple Could Power Your Home

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 21st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home | tags: apple, compost, energy, food scraps, Green Living, home, technology

Take a look at a pile of food scraps, and most eco-minded folks think “compost.” And sure enough, that’s a great way to recycle. (Or is it “reuse”?)

In any case, there’s another use for your rotting apple cores and moldering orange peels: Energy. A few municipalities have started setting up facilities to capture the biogas that escapes as organic matter decomposes and turn that gas into energy.

Gaiam Employees Plant an Organic Kitchen Garden at Our Colorado HQ

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 8th, 2009 | 13 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back, Green Living | tags: community garden, compost, gaiam, gardening, harvest, herbs, natural fertilizers, organic, vegetable garden, veggies

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“Our garden has gotten people so fired up,” says Kate Weaver, a lead volunteer in a team of Gaiam employees who’s bringing a new organic garden to life at our Boulder, Colo., headquarters. “I’ve never seen so much heart go into anything.”

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Not the Composting Type? Newsflash: There Isn’t One Anymore

Girlfriend@Gaiam by Girlfriend@Gaiam | June 3rd, 2009 | 6 Comments
topic: Girlfriend@Gaiam, Green Living | tags: compost, composters, composting, eco-friendly, environmental, food waste, garden, gardening, green, guide, how to, kitchen scraps, soil

Composting the Kitchen WasteI could barely contain my surprise when my brother asked me a few months ago which compost bin he should buy from Gaiam. We’re talking about a guy who arguably has the cleanest fingernails on the planet (he’s a heart surgeon) and who has absolutely no tree-hugging tendencies. His SUV gets 13 miles to the gallon. He doesn’t have a single compact fluorescent light bulb in his entire house. He occasionally bikes to work, but mostly to avoid becoming like one of his patients. But his 13-year-old son came home from Boy Scouts one day and said, “Dad, we have to start composting.”

Tips for Starting Your 2008 Garden!

John Schaeffer by John Schaeffer | February 11th, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: biodynamic, compost, farming, gardening, olive-oil, organic

I recently attended one of my favorite gatherings: the Biodynamic Association of Northern California (BDANC) winter meeting. The meeting was at the Frey Ranch in Redwood Valley, which is a phenomenon in itself — about 1,000 acres complete with biodynamic vineyards and organic winery, olive trees, organic gardens, chicken and other poultry farming, and of course abundant solar energy.