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Eco-friendly living with kids isn’t hard, especially when we aren’t aspiring to perfection. We share resources to help you explore climate action, zero waste living, regenerative gardening, and intersectional environmentalism, all through the lens of modern family life.

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Pile of picture books all water conservation and our water cycle
Books & Reading | Protect The Earth

26 Wonderful Picture Books To Encourage Children to Conserve Water

How do you teach your children about the importance of caring for and conserving water? Why is it really that important? Those of us living in countries like the United States take for granted the abundance of generally clean water. However, it’s more important than we might realize to start conversations with our children about…

What is Honestly Modern?

Honestly Modern is an online space all about eco-friendly living for modern families. We help families incorporate low waste and eco-friendly habits into everyday living. We foster the exchange of ideas among parents and caregivers about sustainable living with kids in a modern world. Our community strives to teach future generations to respect and protect the world and its beauty through books, conversations, family experiences, and community actions.

Parenting is messy and hard, and in today’s environment, sustainable living often requires swimming against the cultural current. We welcome parents on the path to more eco-friendly living no matter where they are on their journey. Sustainable living isn’t about perfection or fitting all of our trash in a mason jar; it’s about doing the best we can today and making progress as we grow with our children.

9 Non-Food Household Items You Can Compost That Might Surprise You
Compost | Garden | Reduce Waste | Zero Waste

9 Non-Food Household Items You Can Compost That Might Surprise You

Did you know that you can compost many non-food household items in your backyard home compost bin? Just about any organic material can be composted, and you might be surprised by the types of items that will break down into rich nutrients for a garden. Read on to check out these compostable household items that…