I haven’t worn antiperspirant in 3 years and no one noticed

Tweet Pin It A few years ago, my mom gave me crystal deodorant as a gift.  I was skeptical as I am typically wary of the “green” things she gives me, as she has a tendency to fall for green washing. I had been using traditional deodorant & antiperspirant since puberty, and I really wanted to get away from […]

Green Household Products Delivered – ePantry

Tweet Pin It If you haven’t gathered from recent posts, or lack thereof, we’re a very busy family. We do our best to be green, but we also don’t want to miss out on life.  Some of our friends cope by limiting their children to activities they can all do together, or one of the […]

Is Your Body Wash Killing Fish?

Tweet Pin It Is your shampoo, body wash, or toothpaste killing fish? Not with some crazy new chemical, but something very simple: tiny microbeads of plastic. At some point the companies that make personal care products realized that they could put tiny microbeads of plastic in products like shampoo and body wash to exfoliate or lift […]

Cutting my carbon footprint by reducing my waistline

Tweet Pin It As my grandpa used to tell me, the only real ways to lose weight and keep it off are through portion control and exercise. Yes, a balanced diet helps keep you healthy, but it is simple math, in order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Besides […]

Mindful Living for Living Green

Tweet Pin It I was talking to a friend recently about something I did ages ago and I said “that’s before I ever even thought about being green or caring about climate change.” I realized that my whole attitude towards how I live my daily life has changed since I have become concerned about our […]

Save Energy By Saving Water With EPA’s WaterSense

Tweet Pin It Recently the EPA contacted us and asked if we would share their “Shower Better” campaign.  Saving water is something that we believe in.  Saving water has a direct effect on the environment and secondary effects as well. Where we live, it is rare to have droughts, but a lot of energy is […]

Flush for Good Giveaway – $200 Home Depot or Lowe’s Gift Cards

Tweet Pin It In honor of World Toilet Day and their Flush for Good Campaign, American Standard is encouraging people around the world to learn more about saving water.  To help promote it, they are giving 2 of our readers each a $200 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.  There’s no restrictions on how you […]

The Easiest Way to Save Water

Tweet Pin It Stop! Quick  – do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth? Really?  Are you sure? Think about it the next time you brush your teeth.   How much effort does it take to turn on the water, wet your toothbrush, then turn off the water?  When you’re done brushing, […]

Picking Safe and Effective Sunscreen for the Family

Tweet Pin It Everyone agrees that protecting your skin from sun damage is important, but with all the toxic chemicals in sunscreen today, it is really hard for a parent to choose the right sunscreen for their kids and themselves. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts together their sunscreen guide each year carefully comparing the listed […]

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 […]