Green play

Some toys are more green than others, and not because they've been buried under the grass in the backyard.

For a third year, Stevanne Auerbach, also known as "Dr. Toy," complied a list of the greenest toys and children's product on the market.

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The green products are made by companies are designed to make children aware of environmental issues while having an environmentally friendly design themselves. The products are safe and healthy to use.

The list makes mention of 40 different products. To view the list of products and the companies that make them, visit Dr. Toy's website at

Save water

A five-minute shower uses anywhere from 10 to 25 gallons of water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

A company has designed a new showerhead that creates the same showering experience without using as much water in the process.

The Storm showerhead, made by Oxygenics, uses more nozzles and higher water pressure to give a more thorough cleansing. However, the showerhead uses about 23 percent less water and electricity than a conventional showerhead.

Green, but clean?

If you're concerned about conserving water, a campaign in Brazil has an interesting idea.

Low flow toilets in the United States use about 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The Brazilian campaign is suggesting that, if you must urinate, why not get it out of the way in the shower?

You can check out the animated commercial at


There's no better time to start going green than immediately after exiting the womb.

A new book called "HAPPYBABY: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months" has many tips for new parents on how to raise a baby in a green environment.

This includes everything from creating an atmosphere free of toxins and hazardous chemicals, organic recipes and health tips for children, and how to guide others to keep up the green habits while you take a break.

The book is available from HarperPaperbacks for $16.99

Green jobs

Are you looking for a career in alternative energy or something else that can help the environment?

CareerBuilder has just the site for you.

The popular job search site recently lauched Going Green Jobs. In addition to green job postings, the site also provides information about job fairs that cater to green jobs and good green practices for the office.

You can check out the new website at

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