LIttle Things to Make A Big Difference – Try Bar Soap

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.   Soap is such […]

Getting Started – Use Reusable Shopping Bags

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 routine and natural, […]

Greening Your Camping – Getting Started

Camping is a low impact and low cost way to vacation either by yourself or with your friends and family.   We find that it is a good way to spend several days of quality time with friends that is not horribly expensive. There are a lot of green websites that talk about how to go […]

B Kind 2 Earth Day

What do you have planned for Earth Day?  Will you be doing something special on Earth Day?  or over the weekend?   Do you celebrate Earth Day everyday? We’ll be going to the dentist for Earth Day!  No,  I’m not kidding…   This year Earth Day seems to have really spread itself out.  Officially, Earth Day is […]

Natural Mosquito Bite Relief – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

During our camping trip last summer I got an excessive number of mosquito bites on my legs, upwards of 25 on each leg. The main thing I learned from that was that it’s important to use a reasonable amount of bug spray, especially when it’s hot out and you’re wearing shorts. Around here we have […]

Earth Hour 2011 Coming Up Fast!

This Saturday, March 26th from 8:30 to 9:30 PM is Earth Hour. Join us in turning off your lights. Individuals, business, organizations and municipalities are turning off their lights around the world to show support for environmentally sustainable action. Landmarks around the world will be turning off their lights this year, including: • The world’s […]

New Garden: Starting Seedlings Indoors or in the Garden?

I was recently talking to someone who is thinking about starting plants from seeds for the first time.  Some of her questions included whether it’s too late to start seedlings for this year and if she is going to do indoor seedlings,  how should she get started?   Since these are some of the questions I […]

Take AIM at Climate Change

“Take AIM at Climate Change” music video I saw the “Take AIM at Climate Change” music video last night at an event I helped organize about environmental stewardship and felt the need to share it.  In the video, a group of young artists sing about and explain the basics of climate change and inspire people […]

Treading Lightly for Lent

Tread Lightly in Lent 2011Presbyterian Church Environmental Ministries Instead of giving something up for Lent, I have decided to take on the actions of the “Tread Lightly for Lent 2011” put together by the Presbyterian Church USA Environmental Ministries.  Basically, this is a calendar for the 40 days of Lent on which each day has […]

No Spill Reusable Coffee Mugs

We drink coffee every day, but we don’t regularly buy it at coffee shops.  To be honest, we avoid the coffee shops more because we can’t stand to spend $3 on a cup of coffee than because the environmental impact of all those single use coffee cups.  I especially hate those styrofoam cups that our […]