Take 5 Minute Showers

Tweet Pin It How long does it take to get clean in the shower?  Is it 10 minutes?  Did you know that a 10 minutes shower with a standard shower head can use upwards of 80 gallons of water and generate up to 4 pounds of CO2 emissions?  That is not including the energy used […]

Bathe Your Children Less Often

Tweet Pin It It’s really nice karma when doing what’s best for the planet, for your children’s health and saving time & money, all align.  It turns out that this is the case with bathing children, particularly infants.  I’ve consulted with several pediatricians and dermatologists they agree, if your child isn’t actually dirty, it’s not […]

Keeping Dirty Coal & Oil Offline During this Heatwave

Tweet Pin It As the east coast experiences yet another heat wave this week, we are also experiencing peak demand for electricity to run all those air conditioners.  As demand increases, so does our reliance on dirtier forms of energy like coal and oil.  With a few small adjustments, you can help keep the peak […]

Greening Birthday Parties on Mommy Splurge

Tweet Pin It Imagine my surprise one day when one of my college friends posted about a giveaway on her mommy blog.  Her what? One of my college friends is writing a mommy blog and I didn’t know it? I had to double-check, I was pretty sure that Brandy was a lawyer and back in […]

Simple Steps to Saving Energy and Money

Tweet Pin It Regular readers of our blog may remember that I work as the energy manager for our municipality.  Recently I was at a reception in honor of our municipality receiving an award for our Go Green program. and I had the opportunity to spend some time chatting with the wife of our Mayor.  She asked […]

Vegetable Football Nachos

Tweet Pin It Jon loves football. I love football food.  However, as I’ve started to live a healthier life, I find that standard football fare is a little heavy on the meat and grease for me.  This year I decided to try my hand at some super-veggie nachos. I started with a typical base of […]

Eating Green – What’s For Breakfast?

Tweet Pin It Yogurt & Granola As I scarfed down  my yogurt with granola this morning I thought about how eating healthy is part of living green and losing weight.  I was rushing to meet a friend for a toddler playdate, but I knew that I’d feel better and be healthier if I made sure […]

What Should I Set the Thermostat To?

Tweet Pin It This morning Timmy was calling and calling for us and when I rolled over, I realized that it was already light out.  Sigh, he wanted to get out of bed and we didn’t.  We have strategically convinced him that it isn’t safe to climb out of his crib, by convincing him that […]

Why Do People Leave Trash On the Beach?

Tweet Pin It Every year my parents help us rent a beach house in a nice neighborhood on the Jersey Shore. Last year I posted a picture collage of trash that people had left on the beach. This year the trash at the end of the day seemed worse than ever before.    I understand […]

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally

Tweet Pin It I hate fruit flies!  They’re really easy to attract.  Some fruit left a little too long, an escaped grape or blueberry, or just really hot humid weather and every day food.  If you don’t want fruit flies to keep reoccurring, you must clean up the source.  I find that once I figure out […]