Want to do something simple right now to benefit the planet? Something easy, something free? How about donating a tree with a single Tweet? Through July 31, for every Tweet using the hashtag #shopcartons Choose Cartons will donate a tree through a partnership with Trees for the Future — up to 10,000 trees. That’s a lot of trees and a […]
If you are still stuck on the notion that all “green” products are plain Jane or even ugly, get that out of your head. Gone are the days when buying products that are good for the environment means sacrificing style or comfort. Thanks to trendsetter and business mom Jessica Alba even your baby’s tush can be downright […]
Trash day in my neighborhood makes me sad. Driving down the street, I see house after house with giant piles of senseless trash. Those homes that have obvious recyclables sitting by the curb make me especially unhappy. Not to mention those with toys and home goods that are still 100% usable (don’t worry, when I see those I rescue […]
Although Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to shine a light on things we can do to protect the world we live in, the effort to live a more sustainable life with less waste should be ongoing. This month, I shared tips for recycling and organic eating, and limiting chemicals in the home. For my final post in […]
Ready for one more EASY homemade cleaner, how about cleaning your garbage disposal with a lemon?
Garbage Disposal Cleaner: 1 sliced lemon (peel and all) plus a handful of ice cubes and grind away.
Not only is it easy, but it smells yummy too. Hint: before you grind everything up, rub the lemon around your sink for a quick clean.
With organic produce, meat and other foods now available at most major grocery stores, going organic has become an easier way to be greener. In partnership with SCOTT Naturals™ last week I shared recycling tips. This week let’s look at eating organic. Like recycling, it isn’t about making an overnight overhaul on your entire life. Instead, it is about […]
By no means do I have a green thumb, you might even say I have a brown thumb. Plants under my care seem to wither instead of flourish. But since one of the best ways to teach kids about being green is by showing them, and plants are the building blocks to this lesson plan, I […]
Here’s another great coupon to help with your holiday shopping, and save you some bucks on some of the seasons hottest toys. Head over to Barnes & Noble and you can print a coupon to save 40% off one item from the Educational Toys & Games, Adult Games & Puzzles or Gift Section valid through […]
I have always considered myself environmentally friendly. Long before it was in-vogue to be green, I monitored my family’s recycling and tried to do whatever a middle-schooler could do to “save the planet.” But my green tendencies really took off when I became pregnant with my daughter. The idea of exposing this tiny, uncontaminated little girl to chemicals made my […]
Eliminate waste this holiday season and skip the wrapping paper. Instead, give the gift of reuse with a limited edition Holiday ChicoBag™ brand reusable bags. These reusable holiday bags are ideal for wrapping gifts. The limited edition reusable holiday bags are available in three festive colors and feature a whimsical winter scene on the bag […]
The Nature Mill Review describes how the actual mixing process is totally carried out by the composter. Reviewing the instruction guide on the Nature Mill Review will make sure the proper blend of ingredients is added to the machine. Once materials are poured in, the top portion mixes the compost together to break down the […]
It isn’t just a buzz word, it’s a way of living so that while we enjoy our lives we leave the world a better place for everyone to enjoy. My family recently watched Wall-e for the first time. For those who have seen and fallen in love with this movie, I know where have we […]
If you have been putting off a closet cleaning in your kiddos room, I have a great incentive to get you motivated. Clean closets, a greener planet and COLD-HARD CASH. You could clean out your closets and have a garage sale, but that’s a long day in the hot sun. Or you could consign your […]
The first time I saw the Method campaign against jugs in a magazine, I was sold. I remember that the ad was perfect for me, and I remember that it was about eliminating waste. This was the image, I just can’t remember the headline. But basically, the ad said to me that Method was a more economical choice because […]
I am loving this campaign! For the past two years Odwalla has supported our national parks by pledging to plant trees. In order to get customers involved in this campaign, customers can select which state each tree is planted (up to 175,000 trees until August 15, 2010). That means in order for the trees to get planted, […]