“We are sisters of this Earth—members of one powerful tribe.”

—Jada Pinkett Smith
“If you can feed yourself, you can free yourself.”

—Dr. Grace Lee Boggs, philosopher and Detroit community organizer
“My daughter talks about what she did and learned at ECO Girls all weekend long. This is a great program!”

—ECO Girl Parent

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Activities

How do you plan a baby shower in ECO Girls style? Well, for our Eco Baby Shower, we set the tone by emphasizing basic and recycled decorations. We had beautiful spring garden flowers on display in vases, and we used old ECO Girls flyers to cut into the shape of baby ducklings and string about the room. Our refreshments were homemade, with fruits and veggies in shades of green because we just couldn’t resist crossing the line into cutesy. We discouraged showering the mom-to-be with a deluge of newly purchased, manufactured wrapped gifts. Instead, we focused on pooling funds to buy a gift card to a natural baby store in our area that carries practical as well as fanciful sustainably made items. We knew that Mallory would spend our collective gift to build her supply of reusable cloth diapers, which is exactly what she did.

Want to join in on the fun? See how you do on our Eco Baby Quiz!

 

Can you match the animals below to their English and Aninishinaabemowin names? Which of these is your favorite Michigan animal? Print and color these animal friends, or try drawing pictures of them in your own style!

Click on the image below to download the printable PDF that includes both the matching activity as well as large images of the drawings to color.

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