Magazine article Working Mother

Go Green!

Magazine article Working Mother

Go Green!

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Experts warn us that if we don't change our ways, the penalties will be dire-and it's our children who will pay the price. As working mothers who strive to protect our kids from harm, we can make a difference by supporting companies that put the fate of the globe at the top of their priority list. Every company that puts serious effort into sustainability has a multiplying effect on work that nonprofits and individuals are shouldering to prevent further ecological damage from occurring. And there's so much we as moms can do. Read on for meaningful ideas on how to help your whole family be greener, plus great tips from nine high-profile environmentalists and some budding eco-stars-our children.

"Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." -Ancient proverb

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By the time our children's children are working parents, global warming could make our world look vastly different: Swaths of coastline may be gone, due to rises in sea levels; major changes in precipitation may give rise to more floods and droughts; ice-free peaks may loom from once-frosty mountain ranges. …

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