Tip: Simple Water Saving Ideas

Tweet Pin It Here’s a very simple tip for saving water that I never did until it was pointed out to me: when filling the tub for a bath, close the drain before turning on the water.  I find that most people adjust the water running out of the faucet to the temperature that they […]

When Living Green Isn’t What’s Best For Your Family

Tweet Pin It Wow, that sounds like an odd thing for our blog “When living green isn’t what’s best for your family.”  I think it’s important for people to realize that sometimes you have to make choices, and if certain things and certain situations aren’t the right things for your family, that’s OK. For each […]

The Cloth Diapering Accessory Every Parent Should Have

Tweet Pin It As we enter this holiday shopping system I have been trying to focus on gifts and purchases that are either consumables or things we really need. Last year I even wrote a Green Gift Guide that focuses on those sorts of items. We’re also traveling a lot and I’m trying to pack […]

Line-Drying Your Laundry

Tweet Pin It I never thought I’d hang dry my laundry.  I kept thinking about how heavy the laundry basket would be coming out of the basement and then how I wouldn’t want my neighbors seeing my laundry hanging out. We’ve hung blankets in our basement before, but I’m not comfortable with the dust and […]

Growing Your Own & Vegan: Zucchini Bread Recipe

Tweet Pin It So,  it turns out I make a mean zucchini bread.  Everyone who has tried to make it is probably aware that there are about a million recipes for zucchini bread out there.  I’ve been through several.  There was one I liked the taste of but all my chocolate chips sank to the […]

Greening Back-to-School from the EPA

Tweet Pin It Ready for School If you have school age children, then chances are you’re getting ready to send your children back to school (unless you live in an area that has started already!)  For most people, this means shopping for school supplies, clothes, and possibly even electronics. According to the National Retail Association, […]

Living Healthier Through Sunscreen

Tweet Pin It We have been working recently on being more careful about what we put ON our bodies, as well as what we put IN our bodies. This summer we are being a lot more careful about putting on sunscreen, both on ourselves and the children. Jon and our older son have always had […]

Toxins in Your Life – Fragrance

Tweet Pin It As part of “greening” our lifestyle we have have also been starting to look at what is in our products, both in terms of ingredients that are good or bad for the environment and ingredients that are good or bad for people. In recent months I have been surprised to learn that […]

Greening your Camping – Cloth Diapers

Tweet Pin It We just got back from our annual Memorial Day camping trip with friends. We’ve been camping together since before any of us had kids and now some families are up to three kids. To us camping is about going out into nature and appreciating the beauty and wonder and at the same […]

My first Organic Cotton Shirt

Tweet Pin It I have historically approached living green from the energy perspective, but now as I learn more about how interrelated all the various components are, like transportation, food, textiles, & energy, and how they contribute substantially to the green house effect and climate change, I have started to look beyond energy.  It also […]