Climate Change is Causing More Intense Storms

As we were re-scheduling projects and meetings because of the incoming blizzard, a co-worker from another department asked me: Are we seeing more frequent and more intense storms because of climate change? Yes, we are. Even my … [Continue reading]

Not Running Against the Wind Anymore

Wind Turbine at Energy Festival

When Jon and I first started writing Green Lifestyle Changes over 5 years ago, we felt that we had to write it. Very few people were talking about climate change or green living. We had become aware of the issue, and we were very concerned about … [Continue reading]

Is Your Body Wash Killing Fish?

Is your shampoo, body wash, or toothpaste killing fish? Not with some crazy new chemical, but something very simple: tiny microbeads of plastic. At some point the companies that make personal care products realized that they could put tiny … [Continue reading]

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]