Green Gift Wrap Ideas

Tweet Pin It Happy Holidays from our family to yours.  As we have approached Christmas and our pending reveal of the new look and name of our blog we have been writing less and preparing more and spending more time with our children. I hope that all of you, our readers, are spending this time with […]

Giving Tuesday and Occupy Sandy

Tweet Pin It Tomorrow, Tuesday November 27, 2012, is the first Giving Tuesday. The idea, conceived of and developed by the United Nations (UN), is designed to encourage people to give back to their communities.  Throughout the US we all know about Black Friday – to most a big shopping day, but to retailers the first […]

Jon’s Green Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

Tweet Pin It We are now entering the crazy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When Black Friday hits, millions of Americans will go nuts buying things as gifts.  Hopefully more shoppers will think about the joy of giving and less about buying stuff.  As you go out or online to do your holiday shopping, please […]

Greening Halloween: Reuse & Crafty Modifications

Tweet Pin It Halloween Costumes – New, reused and modified! With our busy lives, coming up with Halloween costumes for three kids is a struggle.  We have to balance the time needed to make something from scratch, the environmental and budget costs of buying commercial costumes and most importantly what the kids want to be […]

Day Camps Go Green! Vote for our Boys & Girls Club Camp!

Tweet Pin It This summer I’ve noticed a growing trend with day camps in our area – they’re spending more time teaching kids about the environment and recycling.  It’s a natural trend, when you’re outside, learn about things outside,  but it seems to be more deliberate recently, which I love. The Mayor cheering for the […]

Reusable Dishes or Disposable?

Tweet Pin It Going camping?  Should you take paper plates and cups and plastic silverware, or should buy special camping dishes and silverware?  Which is more green?  What is the right thing to do?  Like most things that are “green” the answer is, it depends.  Much of this discussion is about camping, however, many of […]

Uncle Johnny Explains Why You Should Switch to Paperless Billing

Tweet Pin It Everyone gets and pays bills.  Most of us receive and pay a LOT of bills.  We’ve never addressed switching to paperless billing because frankly, it has always frightened Alicia.  We don’t trust all those companies.   Today, Alicia’s brother, better known as “Uncle Johnny” in our family,  shares with us why we should […]

10 Last Minute Green Gifts Mom Will Love

Tweet Pin It It’s Mother’s Day, or your mom’s birthday, or you did something and need to make up for it.  You need a last minute gift for mom, but you want to be green.  Maybe mom doesn’t want or need any more stuff, or you don’t believe in buying things she doesn’t need.  Keep […]

Greening Birthday Parties – Reusable Tableware

Tweet Pin It People ask us about making parties and events greener. A while back we wrote about how you can choose your location to be green and what sort of invitations are greenest.  Another thing to do is use reusable tableware. I hear your objections: “But I don’t have that much reusable stuff! It would […]

Review: Catalog Spree – No Need For Paper Catalogs!

Tweet Pin It In Partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Catalog Spree Will Plant One Tree per Download during Earth Month Alicia looking at Catalog Spree on the iPad Catalog Spree will plant one tree for every download of the app during the month of April – up to 25,000 trees – to help the […]