Living It Green™

Living it Green™ is about living life abundantly green. From the homes we live in, the transportation we choose, to the places where we work, shop, and visit.

Founded in 2006, Living It Green™ is an educational and green products company, including a series of free to the public regional and international educational events and forums.

Living It Green™ Expos are free, family-friendly events held every spring and fall at community locations across the U.S. and Canada. The Living It Green Expos feature children’s activities, entertainment and educational attractions, and typically over 75 local, regional and national exhibitors and presenters displaying and offering green, outdoor living, and sustainable and energy efficient products and services.

Always remember, you can Live Abundantly Green™.

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Canada Has Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana

Canada passed a landmark bill Tuesday legalizing recreational marijuana, becoming the second country to make pot legal nationwide. The legislation will allow Canadians to buy and consume weed as soon as September, the BBC reports. It is expected to receive royal assent sometime this week. Canada criminalized pot possession in 1923…

more via Canada Has Just Passed a Landmark Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana — TIME

Record Number of Kids Died During This Year’s Flu Season

This year’s flu season has killed more children than in any non-pandemic year on record, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. A total of 172 pediatric deaths have now been reported in connection with the 2017-2018 flu season, including two that occurred as recently as mid- to late-May…

more via A Record-Breaking Number of Kids Died During This Year’s Flu Season — TIME

Hobby Lobby Returning Thousands of Ancient Artifacts Smuggled out of Iraq

Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby will return thousands of illegally purchased Iraqi antiquities to Baghdad on Wednesday, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Oklahoma-based retailer will return 3,800 of the more than 5,500 ancient artifacts that it purchased in 2010 for $1.6 million, NPR reports.

via Hobby Lobby Is Returning Thousands of Ancient Artifacts that Were Smuggled out of Iraq — TIME

Supreme Court ruled students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate”

Curtis Rhodes, Needville Independent School District’s Superintendent, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post:

Please be advised that the Needville [Independent School District] will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!! Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension. Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We will discipline no matter if it is one, fifty, or five hundred students involved…A disruption of the school will not be tolerated…we are here for an education and not a political protest.”

The question of whether students can protest during school hours was in fact addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court nearly half a century ago. And, in light of that case, legal experts tell TIME that, because it’s so broad, the Needville policy as expressed in the Facebook message is likely unconstitutional.

In 1969, the court ruled that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate,” as Justice Abe Fortas put it in the majority opinion for Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.