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Earth Day 2014: 5 Tips for A Greener World & Learning Through Netflix. #StreamTeam


Earth Day  2014.

For me, taking care of the planet that my kids live in is of utmost importance. After all, we all share this world. My family and I try to live eco-friendly lives by making small changes and decisions DAILY. It’s vital to teach our children not only the beauty of the world but, ways to maintain that beauty for generations to come. Here are some tips to get you started on Earth Day 2014!


  1. Get A Reusable Bottle: Get a glass or steel bottle and say good-bye to plastic. You’ll be reducing waste in no time.
  2. Buy Local: Support your community and buy local. The less any produce is on the road to get to you, the less icky chemicals you will find on them.
  3. Donate, Don’t Dump It: Go through you home and donate things you no longer need, someone will re-love your old treasures. You can also help your community by donating to Goodwill.
  4. Don’t Be a Litter Bug: Don’t litter, just don’t. Have garbage? Put it in your pocket or purse until you can reach a garbage disposal. Out for a walk? Pick up that litter and help the planet.
  5. Light Bulb! Switch all of your light bulbs in your home with CFL’s. You can get coupons for these right now from the Ontario government and they are worth the investment.


Learn to Make a Difference.

I am a Netflix documentary addict, I have seen almost every single one of these documentaries and I’ve had the kids watch with me too. We are wide-eyed and blown away with some of the truths that we’ve discovered. Here’s a list you can watch today for Earth Day or continue watching this whole month.  Chasing Ice was extraordinarily beautiful yet, sad in the most deepest of ways. You must watch it, The Hole Story was remarkable and hard to believe it is actually true!

  1. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans
  2. Moving Art: Oceans
  3. A Sea Change
  4. Chasing Ice
  5. Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
  6. Addicted to Plastic
  7. David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
  8. The Hole Story


Get the Kids Involved!

Mimi loves to learn new things and it’s even easier when they can learn while having fun. The Bubble Guppies is one of her favorite shows and she has learned so much. Curious George is another great one, along with Dinosaur Train. And who doesn’t love Sesame Street? Education and interactive!

  1. Curious George: Mulch Ado About Nothing / Gets a Trophy
  2. Go Diego Go: Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
  3. Bubble Guppies: Boy Meets Squirrel
  4. Dinosaur Train: Stargazing on the Night Train / Get Into Nature
  5. Sesame Street: The Camouflage Challenge
  6. Wild Animal Baby Explorers: Beaks and Bills / The Mighty Oak Tree


Get Educated.

I am very meticulous and adamant on what goes on my kids’ plates, while they do indulge like most kids, I make sure to give them the best that I can provide. They often question why they have to have homemade or organic fruit snacks and not Gushers like their friends or why they can’t have sugary cereals for breakfast.

  1. Vegucated
  2. Farmageddon
  3. Food, Inc.

I love these documentaries that kind of shows them the harsh truth behind the way our food is made. While we monitor and censor what needs to be censored, we don’t censor the message. We’ve watched all 3 of these and they were surprised at what they learned.

I am a self-proclaimed Netflix addict and I will bundle and cuddle up on the couch and watch a documentary any day! Being green is something that doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You can take small steps every single day to make a difference, I am a firm believer that any change is good change.

What titles are you looking forward to watching?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!


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  1. We love nature/documentary shows, thanks for The Blue Planet suggestion – we need to watch this one for sure!

  2. I've been watching a couple documentaries on Netflix lately about garbage/pollution/etc. and it has been eye-opening. Amazing that very little is being done about it!

    1. I really, really dislike littering. I will pick up the things ppl dumped right in front of them. LOL and SMH.

  3. When we were much younger the call to become green was a quieter one. Now is there anyone who doesn't understand was going green is? How important it is? Some of the changes we need to make are easier than others. But every bit that we can has a big impact.
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  4. I know a few people that watched food inc and haven't eaten meat since! I agree that it is good to be educated.

    1. I have watched it and tried to go vegetarian but, I love meat so much. It was hard. I definitely don\’t eat red meat as much.

  5. I love watching all the nature shows!!! They are so education and pretty to see!!!
    My recent post Give Back to your Community with Champions for Kids

  6. I can proudly say that I do everything you have on your list! Even my kids have little steel water bottles!

  7. I love out Netflix, thanks for sharing some great ideas to watch for Earth Day… Have you seen Food, Inc. yet…I have.. that's an eye opener… Thanks for sharing … kids love all the Kiddie selections Netflix has to offer

  8. I can't eat food the same way ever again after watching Food INc.
    I agree; get the reusable water bottles. My favorite is nalgene. They don't break when the kids drop them and don't have odd plastic flavor.

  9. We are going through our house currently getting things ready to go to Goodwill. Spring cleaning has hit and it is time to update and clean out stuff. So glad we don't have to throw it away.

  10. Getting the kids involved is a great tip! The younger your kids learn to be concious of their conversvation habits the better.
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  11. I NEVER litter and don't understand the people that do, I really don't. I'll have to check out the documentaries as that is what I like to watch on Netflix. The kids watch Netflix every day so they've probably already checked out the kiddie ones.

    1. Me neither, I mean, WE ALL are living in this world, why do you want to live in garbage? LOL. Yes, I have watched so many documentaries, it is not even funny.

  12. I'm big on the reusable water bottle. Our house used to be filled with the disposable ones….one day it just hit me…so much waste! Now everyone in the family has their personal bottle.

  13. My kids love Bubble Guppies! They are big fans of the Kratt Brothers too.
    And I thought the Blue Planet was amazing. I love watching all these too. I actually just started watching the Chasing Ice one last week, and suddenly our power went out! I'll have to finish watching this weekend.

  14. There are so many things we can do each day to cut down on waste,I have watched a few tv programs about this over the last year and its a shame what the world has become because of man

  15. I'm glad to see that donating was mentioned. It's sad to see so many people throw away useful items that could be donated. Donation helps others as well as decreases the amount that goes into landfills.

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