Review: No-Spill Insulated Kids Food Container by Contigo

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

Review: No-Spill Water Bottles by Contigo

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

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

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Decorations

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

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

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

Trash At The Beach – Why You Shouldn’t Litter

Tweet Pin It 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. […]

LIttle Things to Make A Big Difference – Try Bar Soap

Tweet Pin It 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.   […]

Getting Started – Use Reusable Shopping Bags

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

Packing Disposable-Free Kids Lunches – Including Fruit Cups

Tweet Pin It When our kids started attending daycare a few years ago, they needed a lunch packed for them every day, and so started our daily need to pack lunches for two children.  At first, as for many people,  this meant the daily use and disposal of items like fruit cups, juice pouches or […]

Greening your Camping – Reusable Utensils

Tweet Pin It Camping is one of those times when you commune with nature, so why would you be less environmentally conscious when camping than at home?  Unfortunately, a number of people use disposable plasticware while camping and then throw it away or worse, burn it in the fire.  People argue about the health implications […]