Green Scene

Welcome to the Green Scene! This section of our blog is dedicated to articles and information about being “green”, safe and environmentally responsible as possible.

Cloth Diapers Are In The News

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering, Green Scene on May 8th, 2009 by johanna – 7 Comments

Cloth diapers are news again! With the increased awareness of environmental issues and the downturn in the economy, parents are looking for ways to save money and also protect the environment. If you are sitting on the fence about using cloth diapers, if you want more information, or if you are already a cloth diapering advocate and just love to read about it, newspapers articles today are providing information on the cost of cloth diapering and its environmental benefits. Listed below are links to numerous cloth diapering articles.

Tell us your opinion of these articles.

Recession has some frugal moms using cloth diapers to save money

Cloth diapers finding new converts for bottoms

Eau Claire mom discovers benefits of cloth diapers

A better BUM?

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The “Dirty Dozen”

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene, Nutrition Nook on April 30th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Many people feel that organic produce is best but it can become a bit pricey when we buy all our fruits and vegetables from the organic section in the supermarket. A more reasonable solution may be to choose organic when buying those fruits and vegetables, described as the “dirty dozen”, that have much higher levels of pesticides even after washing. Researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., recommend purchasing organic when buying these fruits and vegetables.

FRUIT

  • apples
  • cherries,
  • grapes (imported from Chili)
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • pears
  • raspberries
  • strawberries

VEGETABLES

  • bell peppers
  • celery
  • potatoes
  • spinach.

The organic version of these foods may cost a bit more but their reduced levels of pesticiides make them well worth the money

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Seafood Watch

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene, Nutrition Nook, Resources on April 24th, 2009 by johanna – 2 Comments

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a wonderful website providing a wide variety of information about seafood issues. Because of the emphasis to add seafood p_trcc_giantbluefin to our diet to increase our intake of the essential omega 3 fatty acids, the consumer has found themselves adrift in conflicting information about the safety of seafood choices. This website offers many educational tools to help you make sustainable and safe seafood choices.

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Bumkins Earth Day Contest

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene on April 22nd, 2009 by admin – 109 Comments

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Bumkins is celebrating Earth Day with a one day only contest! Everyone that comments on this post will be entered to win $100 of free Bumkins Organic Products. The winner will be picked tomorrow (4-23-09). Register, Comment, Win!

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The Debate Continues

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering, Green Scene on April 20th, 2009 by johanna – 22 Comments

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The Wall Street Journal’s blog, The Juggle, recently posted an article highlighting the controversial cloth vs disposable diapering choice. Many parents exploring diapering today find themselves overcome by the number of options and the environmental issues addressed in the arguments for and against cloth diapering. The comments following the post provide thought provoking observations.
Hopefully parents will use this information to explore their choices and realize the many benefits associated with cloth diapering.
What are your opinions about the diapering options available?

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