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Posted: November 25, 2016
Well, this is a worm hole of craziness! I am deep into deadline on my second book and I told myself I would just spend a minute or two looking into this question right now. I thought it would be a simple: just crank up the temperature and open the windows. And while this advice...Read More »Read More
Posted: September 1, 2016
Dear Teach: You know The Green Mama well! Anti-bacterial hand soaps are one of my least favorite things to see in schools. Why?   1. Triclosan. Triclosan is the anti-bacterial property used in many hand soaps (76% of 395 commercial soaps examined in a recent EWG report). It is a pesticide that’s closely related to...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 7, 2016
Dear Fran: I feel your pain. I may write the articles, but this is still an area where I am improving. Here are a few tips to help: 1. Read this blog on 8 Steps to Getting Organized and this one on Clutter. 2. Consider hiring a professional organizer. Seriously. I know this might sound...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 28, 2014
Dear P.U. in FL: What a tough, but not unique situation. Many children are experiencing asthma and allergy flare-ups due to indoor air pollution in schools. I can read in your email that this is now impacting you and your son directly. It sounds like you are working to have open communication with your school...Read More »Read More
Posted: March 27, 2014
Dear Grey to Green: That is great that your brother-in-law is thinking so creatively about saving water.  With that kind of thinking and skill, he will come up with an awesome plan. However, using your laundry water on the plants isn’t it.  I wish it were!  He is already thinking about some of the issues:...Read More »Read More
Posted: March 24, 2014
Dear Admin I am so glad to hear you have read the Green Your Classroom article. For administrators and school officials of all sorts, I also highly recommend you read The Green Mama’s Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. This guide includes some healthier, green alternatives to bleach. There are many commonly available options now...Read More »Read More