Tag: Environmentally Friendly

Biodiversity: Will There be Positive Change This Time?

I came across an article by Richard Black, environment correspondent for the BBC, called Solving Nature Loss: Child’s Play?  This article introduced me to the UN Convention of Biological Diversity meetings currently taking place in Nagoya, Japan.  I was intrigued by the delegates references to making real changes for the sake of future generations.  This is of course the right reason for making… Read more →

Our ‘Bugging’ Entomologist

As many of you know our Annika (aged 5) loves bugs.  At her preschool ‘graduation’ after all the princesses, fire fighters, and artists, the teacher announced:  “When Annika grows up she wants to be an entomologist”.  Most of the parents looked at each other and laughed and the kids all looked confused.  Like most parents I hardly even knew how to spell… Read more →

Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day came and went this year and we heard of many great environmental conscious acts that people did special for that day.  Us at familynavigation.com did not do anything different on Earth Day, we just did a bunch of stuff that we have incorporated into our everyday lives.  Since our move we are trying to make decisions appropriate for Earth Day every day… Read more →

Making Your Own Household Cleaners

Store bought household cleaners can contain unhealthy chemicals that are not safe for ourselves, our children, and the environment.  The big cleaning supply companies want you to think you need them, or you will never get rid of germs and bacteria.  You can make all your own cleaners from easy to find ingredients that are healthier for you and for a fraction of… Read more →

We Celebrate Earth Hour

Saturday, March 27this Earth Hour and we will be joining in to cut our electrical consumption for an hour.  Last year we put the twins to bed and we read to Annika by candlelight.  Martin and I had a quiet dinner, also by candlelight, while we played some board games.  Two hours went by and we didn’t even realize it.  It was almost a… Read more →

BPA – Still a Hot Topic

Back in 2008 we remember the panic caused when we first learned about bisphenol A (BPA) and its presence in baby bottles and other plastics and the potential for serious health problems.  In Canada many products that contained BPA were pulled from shelves and have since been replaced by BPA free items.  So is BPA gone from our food supply? … Read more →