Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels

Brownies! Healthier, Dairy-free, Box-mix-like and Super Yummy!

I’ve been reading a lot about healthy, cheaper and environmentally friendly eating.  If you want to focus exclusively on any one of these items, to take it to an extreme, you really have to forgo the others.  However, I have been trying to find a reasonable balance between all three that I can live with […]

My first Organic Cotton Shirt

I have historically approached living green from the energy perspective, but now as I learn more about how interrelated all the various components are, like transportation, food, textiles, & energy, and how they contribute substantially to the green house effect and climate change, I have started to look beyond energy.  It also helps having done […]

Amazon’s Special on Diapers, Wipes and Formula for April

As we’ve mentioned before, we are big fans of cloth diapers. Pretty much all brands of cloth diapers have been developed by moms who work out of their own homes, including the brands we recommend below.  We typically recommend that you purchase them from their sites, or sites developed by other work at home moms, […]

How we came to be Corn Fed Americans

Last night, I watched the documentary King Corn and it has changed my views on inexpensive food and how big of unintended consequences shifts in governmental policy can have. Most of the American diet these days comes from corn.  Not the sweet juicy ears you can sink your teeth into during the summer, but rather […]

Stand with Haiti

With all the news about Haiti, we wanted to share with you our personal information about one of the groups already on the ground in Haiti and encourage you to donate there. Partners in Health has been working to help the people of Haiti for nearly 25 years.  Their mission is to provide a preferential […]

Jon’s 2009 Green Gift Guide

Have you been struggling to find the perfect gift for that eco evangelist friend?  Here are some ideas that any Eco Guy or Gal would be happy to receive:   The Energy Detective TED-5000 home energy monitor From my research this home energy monitor is the right balance of affordable, expandable and practical for that […]

Recycling Juice Boxes

Ever since September, when my son started taking juice boxes to school, he’s been bringing them home.  We’ve had a running argument that he should just throw them out, because they can’t be recycled and they were dripping on his papers.  Then one day my friend in Portland, Oregon mentioned that juice boxes can be […]

Tis the Season for Tax Incentives

While the Federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit is good through December 2010, if you want to get your credit this tax season, you need to complete your projects before New Years so you can get your $1,500 tax credit this spring. The credit applies to energy efficiency improvements in the building envelope of existing […]

Check out our new logo

We have reconfigured the site to be able to better share information with you and customized it with our new look and feel.  I designed the logo to encompass the synergy of energy (sun), water, life (tree) and recycling all as seen through the lens of our lives and homes.  We hope you like it and […]