Saturday, May 11, 2013
The event promoting healthy family lifestyles takes place May 18.
National Kids to Parks Day is coming soon to Gwinnett County. The free event takes place locally May 18 at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth, where families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for outdoor play, wildlife education and crafts. Additionally, Bogan Park in Buford will host a bike rodeo. Children will be able to decorate their bicycles, compete in a relay and get bicycle and helmet safety checks for $6 each. It is National Park Trust's third annual National Kids to Parks Day, and officials say they event helps combat obesity and other ailments by encouraging a healthy lifestyle. For more information call 678-277-0905 for Shorty Howell Park, or 678-277-0850 for Bogan Park or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Taking care of the environment doesn't need to be overwhelming. Here are some easy ways for your family to save money and celebrate Earth Day by going green.
Today marks the celebration of Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was inspired in part by the anti-Vietnam war protests and wanted to inspire a similar level of activism against environmental destruction. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event that has raised awareness of many environmental issues including deforestation and global warming. Much has changed for good in the many years since Earth Day was born. When I was a nature-loving child, my tree-hugging family did not recycle. Everything went in the trash. Although we had a substantial garden and grew much of our own food, my parents did not compost. My environmentally conscious father made me a great swing out of a recycled tire…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Volunteers are asked to come out to the Community Garden at Briscoe Park Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
After more than a year of planning and preparation, another Snellville dream will become a reality. The final work party for the Community Garden at Snellville, before the April 7th grand opening, will be held Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. The weather forecast appears to be near perfect. There is only a 20% chance of rain with a high of 67, so dress in layers. The garden is located in Briscoe Park across from the recycling center at the corner of Marigold Road and Sawyer Parkway. "The worst of the work has already been done during previous work sessions," said co-founder Kurt Schulz, "but we need one more final push to spruce up the garden in preparation for our grand opening." The team needs to fill the last five of the 25 beds …
Friday, April 27, 2012
It requires more effort on our part, but it's becoming clear that in order to preserve the health of our kids and our planet, we moms need to move toward a greener lifestyle.
A friend of mine sent me a Facebook message earlier this week asking for my recipe for homemade laundry detergent. We were chatting about how we both are trying to take it easier on Mother Nature and attempting to move our families to a less chemical and preservative-filled existence, and I thought, “Voilà! My Moms Talk column this week is born!” After all, part of being a good mom is making sure our kids don’t grow up in a toxic world. There seems to be a growing trend toward going green in our country. The number of more natural products stocking the supermarket shelves is continually expanding, and almost every big food retailer now has an organic section. It makes my crunchy granola hippie in my heart happy to see these changes, and I …