End of the Line For Christmas Trees

As the holiday season wraps up it’s time to dispose of Christmas Trees.  If you’re one of the 30 million households that got a cut live Christmas Tree, you’re probably thinking about disposing of it now.  Where I live we have curbside pickup of Christmas Trees as part of our Waste Management contract.  The trees […]

Greening Black Friday

Black Friday has turned into a huge event in the United States. Retailers have even gone as far this year to start their sales on Thanksgiving Day.  You and I can turn Black Friday Green.  For starters, really consider whether you need any items before you go out to shop the sales.  The greenest purchase […]

Review: No-Spill Insulated Kids Food Container by Contigo

We have been using inexpensive reusable plastic containers in our kids lunches for a number of years to be as waste free as possible. We have generally been using Ziploc or Glad snap together containers to send food in for their lunches. Now we love (and they demand) the Contigo Kids Stainless Steel Scout Food […]

Review: No-Spill Water Bottles by Contigo

We have been on the search for good reusable water bottles that don’t leak and that we like for a long time.   Last winter we discovered the Contigo 17 oz. AUTOSEAL® Swish water bottle and it has been a favorite of Alicia’s ever since.   Contigo offered us the opportunity to review some of their products […]

Living Smaller – What to do with Clothes You Don’t Wear

It’s green to live in a small space – once upon a time I dreamed of living in a huge house like some of my friends had growing up.  A house with a bedroom for each person, an office for each adult, plenty of bathrooms and a rec room in the basement in addition to […]

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Decorations

My neighbors put out a number of Halloween decorations and my children wanted some too.  I politely explained to them how I don’t believe in using electricity to shine lights on decorations or to blow fans to make decorations stand up.  I also explained that it wasn’t good for the environment to go buy a […]

Cigarette Butts are NOT Biodegradable! Keep Them Out Of Our Parks!

There are many things to not like about smoking. Today I don’t like the butts.  Recently I was participating in a community park cleanup and I just couldn’t get over how many cigarette butts there were to pick up!  In the sand by the slide, around the benches, scattered around and of course, behind the […]

Trash At The Beach – Why You Shouldn’t Litter

We went to the beach this summer and the first day there was so much trash in the ocean that I was inspired to do a post in the style of the many “Wordless Wednesday” blog posts.  This is a collection of pictures of the trash we found on the Jersey Shore. What struck us […]

LIttle Things to Make A Big Difference – Try Bar Soap

Looking for some simple things to change that allows you to lessen your impact on the environment in a big way?  Here’s one that might seem simple and small, but if everyone changed, it could impact the environment from a number of different angles – switch from liquid soap to bar soap.   Soap is such […]

Getting Started – Use Reusable Shopping Bags

I often hear from people who want to get started going green, but there are so many things that you can do, that they are quickly overwhelmed.  I always tell people that they should pick one thing, try it, and get used to it.  Once the one thing they are doing becomes routine and natural, […]