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It just got a bit easier to be green. Meet your friends in the fight to help our hot planet.

When Seattle mom Kristy Royce invited friends to watch Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the movie sparked conversation about global warming and what local families can do to lessen our impact. That initial chat stuck with Kirsten McCaa, who in 2007 joined with Royce to co-found, and now acts as Director. is chock full of facts, tips, and questions answered by the group's scientific board of advisors. One family's efforts are highlighted each week, and larger initiatives are introduced; founded Walking School Bus, a plan to facilitate walking instead of driving in the morning.

This Saturday, April 19, from 12 pm to 3 pm. is sponsoring an Earth Day kickoff party at the Olympic Sculpture Park'sPACCAR Pavilion, 2901Western Ave. (Belltown). Stop by, meet the ladies and their kiddos, and learn strategies for reducing your family's climate footprint. Junior can create a critter out of soil, play games, and listen to stories. Home energy kits will be available.

Local chapters connect in playgroups, moms night out groups, or book clubs. Chapters are going strong in West Seattle, Magnolia, and Greenwood. The group welcomes new members —join an existing group or learn more about starting a branch in your neighborhood.

PS —Read RT's Five Fun Ways to Go Green to see how you can make an impact this week.

Smile for the Camera:
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Word of Mouth:
Kristi Linsenmeyer has a motto: first tooth, first year, first visit. With the opening of her much-anticipated new office in Madison Park...

Other tidbits....

Psst! Got an Elmo fan in your household? Sesame Street Live! When Elmo Grows Up is coming to the Comcast Arena in Everett from May 16 - 18. Type in RT promo code "RED" to save $3 on tickets.

In The Bag: Ahh, the Mama Shuffle. That dance we do to make sure we've got all of baby's accessories in tow. Not to mention the cell phone, wallet, keys... Read more

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Seattle and Eastside parents rejoice. With the opening of the Tot Spot Cafe in Woodinville, there's a new place to hang your hat and let loose with the littles. Read more.

Kid-Friendly Woodinville & Redmond: Although some of the biggest high-tech companies reside here, there's a distinctive country flair in both Redmond and Woodinville. Read more.

Who's Your Mama? Perhaps it's our obsession with The Complete Jane Austen being aired on PBS, but we've been hankering for pretty little calling cards. Read more.

Best Services for Making Dinnertime a Piece of Cake: For time-starved, exhausted moms, thinking about le dinner is not a romantic undertaking. Read more.


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