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Green Parenting

Green parenting can be defined in several different ways. Some families practice green parenting by choosing earth-friendly materials and activities for home life and child rearing. Others practice green parenting by making ecological principles and practices accessible to children. Regardless of the approach, it is undeniable that green parenting is on the rise. This section of the Child Care and Family Resources website highlights some of the burgeoning resources available to help families go green.


Cattanach, Lynoa. Green Parenting. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Cattanach, Lynoa. Teach Yourself Green Parenting. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Greene, Alan R. Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2007.

Imus, Deirdre. Growing Up Green: Baby and Childcare. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Savedge, Jenn. The Green Parent: A Kid-Friendly Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Living. Seattle: Kedzie Press, 2008.



An Urban Plot

Busy Moms Go Green

Car Free Family Minneapolis

Eco 'burban: Green Living for the Suburban Life

Eco Child's Play

Girl Gone Green? Modern Lime

Green & Clean Mom

Green Parenting: Planet-wise Child Rearing

Outer Banks Mom

SustainaBabe: Bringing Up Baby Manhattan Studio Style

The Everyday Environmentalist

The Green Home Project

This Mother's Going Green

Articles or Factsheets

Green Parenting: It Doesn't Have to Be Nature Vs. Nurture

Green Parenting 101

Green Parenting: Raising Environmentally Aware Kids

Mocha Moms: Moms Share Tips for Green Parenting

Pink & Green Parenting: Greening Your Back-to-School Preparations (and Saving Some Greenbacks, Too)