Review of Eco-Renovation Strategies Book

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 … [Continue reading]

Win 3 Green How-to Books!

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 … [Continue reading]

Teaching Children about Plastics in the Ocean

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 … [Continue reading]

Taking Time To Appreciate Nature

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 … [Continue reading]

An EPIC Giveaway! Grass Fed Protein Bars

Green Lifestyle Changes doesn't host a lot of giveaways, but we recently tried EPIC Bars and they were so great, we spontaneously wrote a review of them.  Thanks to the generosity of the company, we are now able to host a giveaway so one of our … [Continue reading]

Boycott Thanksgiving

Shop this: Costco, DSW, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom, HomeGoods, Publix, TJ Maxx, Pier 1 Imports, Dillard's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Gordmans, BJs, Crate & Barrel

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 … [Continue reading]

Review EPIC Grass-Fed Protein Bar

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 … [Continue reading]

Jon’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

Jon's 2014 Green Gift Guide - www.greenlifestylechanges.com

 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, … [Continue reading]

A New Way to Reduce

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, … [Continue reading]

Children’s Book Review: The Green Kids Club

I'm always on the lookout for children's books that reflect my values, so when the Green Kids Club contacted me to review their books, I jumped on it! They sent me the series for free, so I could review them and tell all of you about them. This … [Continue reading]