Climate Change is Causing More Intense Storms

Tweet Pin It As we were re-scheduling projects and meetings because of the incoming blizzard, a co-worker from another department asked me: Are we seeing more frequent and more intense storms because of climate change? Yes, we are. Even my colleagues that are not focused on the environment are changing the way they plan for extreme weather.  I […]

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 […]

Review of Eco-Renovation Strategies Book

Tweet Pin It We were contacted by Self-Counsel Press and asked if we would review some or all of the books in their new Green Series. We are always interested in finding good books that we can refer people to, so we agreed to review them if they sent us copies of the books and […]

Win 3 Green How-to Books!

Tweet Pin It Welcome to the Green Resolution Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! This great group of green blogs wants to help you make resolutions to live a more eco-friendly and healthy life this year! At the bottom of this post is a list of other blogs offering great prizes […]

Teaching Children about Plastics in the Ocean

Tweet Pin It We love going away with our friends over New Years each year.  To make it more cost effective, we rent a large beach house in the winter.  This year I took four young children on a walk to the beach to collect shells one afternoon.  The children looked for shells and discussed […]

Taking Time To Appreciate Nature

Tweet Pin It Take a break today. We live busy lives today. You deserve to stop and take some time to appreciate the nature around you. My children started a new school this year and I drive the carpool most mornings. On our drive in the morning we pass the woods every day. On my way […]

Boycott Thanksgiving

Tweet Pin It I asked the cashier at my local grocery store if they were open on Thanksgiving, and she said “No, thank goodness.  I don’t understand why people have to shop on Thanksgiving.”  However, the bagger had a different opinion.  She said “Well, the men watch football and the women go shopping.  That’s just […]

Review EPIC Grass-Fed Protein Bar

Tweet Pin It Ellie and I are attending a conference this weekend – Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. We’re learning a lot about using healthy ecosystems to capture carbon and reverse climate change. One of the techniques several of the speakers have been discussing is the use of intelligent grazing of cattle to restore ecosystems.  They […]

Jon’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

Tweet Pin It  My list this year is intended for me, but can apply to almost any active outdoors type man or woman. Goal Zero Switch 10 – $120 The Switch 10 is a battery pack for charging USB devices – and much more. It also has a flashlight, a fan AND it comes with a solar […]

A New Way to Reduce

Tweet Pin It Reducing is hard. Reducing is good for the environment. Using less is always better. But how? With three kids it’s really hard to use less. And frankly, as an American, using less is hard. It is ingrained in us from a young age to want more, more, and more and new everything. […]