GREEN has been my 4 year old daughter’s favorite color for at least 2 years now, but little does she know all of what GREEN is starting to mean.  Even in this FALL season, I am amazed at how much GREEN is springing up all around us.  It has been marvelous that Polk County has made our recycling a lot easier over the past few years, and that grocery stores are now offering reusable bags for carrying home our purchases, but really GOING GREEN is a LOT more than that.


Did you know?  Recycling just 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to operate a TV for 3 hours.


NEWSFLASH !!!  Kindermusik International is Going GREEN – in a BIG WAY !!!  So customers will see some changes in the packaging of their home materials. (AND they are looking for your feedback in this process.) 





In ways not so visible, they are undertaking some seriously responsible actions at KI headquarters.  It is more than just reducing, reusing, and recycling.  For example, all our teacher’s guides will be available online to licensed educators.  This is a HUGE investment in green, coming from a Publishing Company.  As another significant move, they are purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates in a Palm Springs Wind Farm, to offset the energy costs of doing business.  WOW! – This blog highlights their efforts, and provides some great information, and inspiration, for families trying to go GREEN.


This REALLY HITS home that Kindermusik International is whole heartedly committed to creating a special world for children NOW, and for the future, that includes harmony and sustainability.


Did you know?  There are 60 billion single-serving plastic bottles made each year.  Only 20% of them are recyled.


At Lakeland Montessori, where my daughter attends school, all the students are involved about learning how to be more GREEN at school and at home.  Based on their research, and my subsequent research on this topic, I am creating a posting on my Music Connections Recommends… blog that will list several resources for excellent and unique GREEN products.


Did you know?  Over 500 billion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year.  Each bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose and leaches toxic chemicals while doing so.


If you are interested in keeping up with all the aspects of becoming GREEN, check out:  – a website that is “the consumer’s guide to the green revolution”.  Includes blog postings with creative & inexpensive ways to “be more green”.  And there is a newsletter to which you can subscribe. 


I thought their gift ideas were quite unique!  For example, check out these websites for plantable paper, handmade paper that can be planted, and wildflowers will grow.  (click on Plantable Paper)


How cool is that?  It would even be more cool if I could actually grow anything – I do have the brownest thumb in the universe.  Well, at least the REST of me is going GREEN !  And I LOVE it!


Good Luck with your GREEN efforts!