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Picking up trash at our neighborhood clean-up

3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

4/26/2012 // By Carla Brown

Gathering neighbors and friends to beautify your community is a great way to connect with nature… and each other. Read more >

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Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

3/28/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring. Read more >

Flickr photo by Chris Barron.

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

3/12/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mother and daughter experience the exciting flight of the American woodcock in a Virginia meadow. Read more >

Osprey catching fish

Invite an Osprey into your Family

1/11/2012 // By Carla Brown

  I read to my kids each night, but this week, we read a book that really made a difference to us. Wild Wings by Gill Lewis The book is about two friends in Scotland who find an osprey. Ospreys are […] Read more >

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Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

11/30/2011 // By Carla Brown

As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the world, it is challenging to know what to say. In 2010, […] Read more >

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Pipelines Part of the American Reality

11/21/2011 // By Carla Brown

Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross our neighborhoods and countryside. For Susan Connolly of Michigan, pipelines were […] Read more >

Inspecting the attic insulation

My Home Energy Audit: Finding Treasures in the Attic

8/12/2011 // By Carla Brown

It has been on our family’s “honey-do” list for years – a home energy audit. With few dollars to spend, and limited understanding of home construction, we wanted to know what investment would give us the greatest return. We want […] Read more >

Double Rainbow Halloween costume

My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

10/29/2010 // By Carla Brown

A few days ago I blogged about my recycled Halloween costumes from past years. And at the end, I said I would reveal my 2010 costume after the National Wildlife Federation’s Halloween party. Well, here it is! *drum roll* A […] Read more >

Sawing grooves in my bat house

The Ever-Popular Build-a-Bat-House Website

10/27/2010 // By Carla Brown

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house? Apparently, LOTS of people are interested. How do I know? Many years ago, I wrote a page on how to build a bat house on National Wildlife Federation’s website. I write […] Read more >

Spider's Web Halloween costume from 2005

My Green Halloween Costumes

10/26/2010 // By Carla Brown

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and inexpensive supplies. A few years ago, they even made a […] Read more >