Living green for 2011 – a retrospective

One of 2 pesticide-free products that help control and eliminate bed bugs

We’ve made it to an exciting new year. While 2011 was an incredible year. during that time I profiled a lot of fascinating products, books and stories. Here’s a look back at my top picks.

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The Toy Industry helps bring toys to kids in military families

Although this isn’t an environmental story, it is important. Doing something that makes children feel happy – particularly kids in military families –  simply takes a willingness and commitment to act.

It's often unrecognized that kids of military families serve too

Our military helps keep our nation strong and safe. But there’s an often-overlooked segment behind our military – the children. When one or both of their parents are called to active duty. the children suffer in silence, generally unrecognized for their involuntary service.

Realizing the enormous challenges these kids face, the Toy Industry and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America have created a program that distributes toys to children at military bases with the highest rate of deployment. Launched in late 2009, Play Comforts is the first national toy distribution program to serve every branch of the military and its families.

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