Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Mother’s Search for Eco-Friendly Children’s Books

Tiana Krahn started stocking her daughter’s first library when she was six months pregnant. She sought out books with healthy messages that were also produced in an environmentally friendly way. Being acquainted with the disturbing fact that the U.S. book industry emits over 12.4 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and approximately 3 billion trees are cut down each year just to produce paper, She found it surprising so few Children’s books were eco-conscious.

Krahn decided to ‘be the change’. So was born Honeymoon Press, named after her daughter. Honeymoon Press uses 100% recycled post-consumer-waste paper, printed chlorine-free with vegetable-based inks and manufactured in North America. Krahn released her first book, LOVE in December 2009. LOVE describes the myriad of ways we experience love, shows how we are all interconnected, and celebrates the importance of having love in our lives. Her second book, PEACE  was released at the same time. PEACE helps children explore the meaning of harmony for different kinds of people, teaching children how to say the word in multiple languages. Honeymoon Press is a children’s publisher dedicated to making ecologically sound choices
Both available at Cora Carolina

Sunday, February 13, 2011

PlanToys – A Brand committed to minimizing their impact on nature.

A company founded in 1981 as a pioneer in using replenishable rubber wood to make wooden toys.
Their toys enable children to play, learn and become closer to nature. 

The company have set a high standard of ethics. It’s wonderful to find toys that are made with integrity.

  • Green - As a Green company, they strive to use environmentally safe, responsible and sustainable methods to produce their Green Toys
  • Safe - In addition to industry standards, PlanToys® follows their own stringent in-house safety standards to ensure a worry-free playtime for your children.
  • Smart - The educational merits of their toys are recognized by some of the most prestigious awards in the industry such as the Parents' Choice Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award.
Here at Cora Carolina, we now offer the PlanToys line. We love the simple beauty of these toys that inspire children's imagination as well as promoting their physical and intellectual development.

Have Fun!

Friday, February 4, 2011

For Valentine’s day Give your Heart.

Valentine’s day is about showing love and caring not just for your loved ones but also the less fortunate.
With each purchase you make at Cora Carolina until February 14, 2011 we’ll donate 15% to Save a Child’s Heart.
Together we can save the world on heart at a time.
A happy childhood filled with joy is something everyone deserves. Support us in helping save a child’s heart and you’ll be helping to save a child’s life.
All children, regardless of race, religion, sex, color, or financial status receive the best possible care that modern medicine has to offer.
Save A Child's Heart (SACH) is one of the largest undertakings in the world providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from developing countries. Based in Israel, our mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable. 
"Every 29 hours our doctors save a child's life in our medical facilities in Israel or on medical missions in partner countries around the world." Thousands of children are alive today because of a small group of medical professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to perform life-saving cardiac surgery and train local medical personnel. More than 2000 children have already been saved directly by SACH personnel, while thousands more are receiving the life saving treatments they need from local personnel who were previously trained by SACH.
Cora Carolina is in no way affiliated with save a child’s heart, this is just a cause that we feel strongly about and chosen to monetarily support.