Roses are Red, Not Green, Give Chocolates Instead!

The number one reason to give chocolates instead of roses is of course TASTE! Have you ever tasted a rose? I don’t advise it, especially with all those thorns. In all seriousness, roses, especially those flown in from Latin America for Valentines Day (or Mothers Day) are not environmentally friendly and have a whopping environmental […]

To Cloth Diaper or Not To Cloth Diaper?

We had a tough time deciding whether or not we would use cloth diapers. We thought they’d be expensive, that the laundry would be too much, that they’d smell or that I’d be grossed out by them, but through the debates, we kept coming back to the fact that they are just much better for […]

Green Snow Removal

In New England, snow is a part of life and dealing with it is something you have to do.  We currently have about a foot of snow and it’s still coming down steadily.  So what are the greenest ways to move it out of your way? Greenest – Snow Shovel The greenest (and cheapest) is […]

TIP: Reducing the ICK factor in composting with a countertop compost bin

Composting is a great way to avoid sending vegetable scraps to the landfill while at the same time making nutrient rich compost for your garden.  With a few tips you can avoid the ICK factor altogether and make composting easier.  One simple step is to use a table or countertop compost bin to temporarily store […]

Tip: Save Water, Time and Money: Train Your Hair To Need Less Washing

About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to grow my hair very long.  I searched the web for resources and learned that the best way to have healthy hair is to not wash it every day.   There were tips for training your hair to not need washing every day.  I followed these […]

Love My Fleece Nursing Pads

New babies traditionally bring a lot of disposable things with them, and the first thing that comes to mind tends to be disposable diapers. I’m currently doing a trial of different cloth diapers, and I’ll definitely do a post or two on what I’ve found. However, many women also find nursing pads to be very […]

How and When to Teach Children About Green Living?

How early can you teach your children about doing what’s best for the environment? The earlier the better, but it’s never too late. You’re learning, right? Ellie learning about incandescent and LED lightbulbs I walk around with my new baby and say “let’s turn out the light to save electricity.” By the time my twins […]

Installing a Low Flow Showerhead can save thousands of gallons of water per year

With a few dollars, a few minutes and pair of pliers you can save thousands of gallons of water and the energy and money to heat it by installing a low flow shower head. Here’s how Time: 5-10 minutes Parts: Low Flow Shower Head Recommended: Niagra Chrome Earth Showerhead 1.5gpm from EFI – $11 Tools […]