Solar Charging Super Bowl 50

The one team that I care about playing in  Super Bowl 50 NFL Championship game is team Solar!  Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco has 375 kW of solar panels that generate enough electricity each year to power all of the 49ers home games.   Of course, I wouldn’t be a good Patriots fan if I didn’t […]

Jon’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

 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, a fan AND it comes with a solar panel that charges […]

3 Steps to Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

Christmas is coming, and while I love having lots of people for gift opening and our kids love having lots of gifts, it makes for some craziness with wrapping paper. Some years we’re just swimming in wrapping paper and I’m always afraid we’re going to lose a gift or two in the craziness.  There are […]

Environmentalist’s favorite letter is…

My kids asked me the other day: “What is a pirate’s favorite letter?” to which I smartly answered “R-rrrr.” “Wrong! A pirates favorite letter is ‘X’ because ‘X’ always marks the spot for the treasure.” What do you think is an environmentalist’s favorite letter? “R” of course for the 3-R’s in Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.  Let’s […]

Signs of the Travel Industry’s Greening

Here are a few of the positive signs we noticed of how Walt Disney World, and a lot of the travel industry, is working to be more environmentally friendly: Happy Green Traveling! Jon & Alicia

How Green is Super Bowl 47?

Of course they say Super Bowl XLVII will be the greenest one ever.  They said the same thing last year too.  I’m all for progress, but let’s look at the green and not so green aspects of Super Bowl XLVII. The host committee will offset energy used for transportation of the teams, cheerleaders, support staff […]

Going Green With 70 of Our Closest Friends

Every year we rent a mansion with 70 of our closest friends. You laugh, but take about 20 couples, add children, and you quickly get to a crazy number of people. We just got back from another wonderful experience of living communally for a week. Putting on such an event takes some coordination and forethought, […]

Jon’s Green Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

We are now entering the crazy time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When Black Friday hits, millions of Americans will go nuts buying things as gifts.  Hopefully more shoppers will think about the joy of giving and less about buying stuff.  As you go out or online to do your holiday shopping, please keep the planet […]

Greening Halloween: Reuse & Crafty Modifications

Halloween Costumes – New, reused and modified! With our busy lives, coming up with Halloween costumes for three kids is a struggle.  We have to balance the time needed to make something from scratch, the environmental and budget costs of buying commercial costumes and most importantly what the kids want to be for Halloween.  I […]

What’s Green For Dinner?

Fried green tomatoes andfried zucchini –our green dinner This isn’t your typical Mommy Blog, so our loyal readers probably have no idea what we usually eat for dinner. However, sometimes living green is eating green. There are many things you can do to eat green: Eat local – A lot of the carbon that goes into producing […]