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]

Getting Started Hiking

I've loved to hike since shortly after I started going to a summer camp at which you hike one or two mountains each summer and then after summer camp, my mother began dragging me up Mt Washington every year. I eventually became known as an … [Continue reading]

What’s the Hottest New iPhone Tech – FLIR ONE Review

Apple iPhone Charger

Over the weekend I got to play with one of the coolest new tools for an energy geek - a FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera add-on for the iPhone 5/5S. You can literally measure and see how cool or hot you or anything around you is. A friend at … [Continue reading]

Identifying Ragweed

Are you allergic to ragweed?  Jon is.  According to Wikipedia, Ragweed is a very common allergen.  Just ask around and you're sure to find people who know they are allergic to it.  But do you know how to recognize it? … [Continue reading]

How Many Times Should You Use Your Disposable Razor?

razor with disposable tips

There are a lot of things that we have been taught should be disposable, like silverware and diapers. I agree, sometimes it is wonderfully convenient and helpful to have disposable items. We took plastic forks and spoons to the beach with us this … [Continue reading]

Charcoal vs. Propane Revisited

food on wood pellet grill

Last summer I blogged about the age old controversy: Which is the greener way to grill: Charcoal or Propane? My conclusion was that it matters far more what you grill than how you grill it. Now I have discovered something new and I … [Continue reading]

Music That Inspires Me To Be Green

drawing of acoustic guitar

I can relate to Kermit the Frog saying, "It's not easy being green."  Recently, I have been struggling to stay motivated and write blog posts to motivate others to be green.  With everything going on in the world these … [Continue reading]

Living Smaller – Make Friends With Your Neighbors

metal measuring cup with organic sugar

"Bye mom, I'm going next door!" "Can I go to David's house to get Daddy?" "Run across the street and get a cup of sugar." Making friends with your neighbors is generally a good idea. Life is better when you know the people who live around you … [Continue reading]