Raising Healthy Kids: Avoid BPA

Classic Glass Baby Bottle – BPA Free Update: The FDA is planning to decide whether or not to continue allowing food packaging that leaches BPA by March 31, 2012. There is no time to lose – the FDA has to hear from you before it makes its call. The government needs to know that Americans […]

Thinking About Consuming Pesticides and Chemicals

Organic, brown rice cooking in a rice cooker I started cooking the last from my large bag of organic brown rice and started wondering if the smell was a little off.  Has it started to turn?  I feel like my organic and natural foods seem to go bad faster than the “conventional” foods that I […]

Green Game Plan For Your Super Bowl Party

As a huge Patriots fan, I’m so psyched for Superbowl XLVI and it is even better because the Patriots are playing the Giants, my in-laws’ team to whom the Patriots lost to in Superbowl XLII. Earlier this week, the NFL and the Indianapolis Hosts took action to make Super Bowl XLVI the greenest yet buy […]

How to Find Organic, Fair Trade, Vegan & Local Chocolate Online

The name “Chocolate.com” sounds like the kind of generic aggregator website that your average person might stumble upon when doing a general search.  You might think that they sell average chocolate to make a quick buck.  This is what I thought when the site first came to my attention.  However,  I was wrong.  Very wrong! […]

Jon’s Useful Green Gift Ideas

Let’s face it, we all have too much stuff.  So this holiday season I’m taking a shift away from gadgets and gizmos to focus on gift ideas that can be used everyday and help people live a greener lifestyle. I’ve linked to some samples from Amazon.com, but it is even better if you can find […]

Environmentally Friendly Food in a Surprising Place

When you think of shopping for healthy, organic and environmentally friendly foods, stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, as well as other specialty stores, come to mind. While these are great places to find huge selections of organic foods, and as companies, they have very strong environmentally friendly philosophies and policies, they can also […]

The Consequences of Science Denial

Michael Specter, a staff writer for the New Yorker, gives a great talk about the consequences of science denial in his TED Talk: The danger of science denial.  He eloquently expresses my feelings about why the objections to genetically modified organisms (GMO) and vaccines are stupid and harmful. Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure […]

Foray into the World of Organic Wines

Last week was our first foray into organic wines.  We may have tried some before with friends or out at a nice restaurant, but this was definitely the first time we went out to specifically buy an organic wine.  To be clear, we enjoy a nice glass of wine occasionally, but are far from wine […]

Roses are Red, Not Green, Give Chocolates Instead!

The number one reason to give chocolates instead of roses is of course TASTE! Have you ever tasted a rose? I don’t advise it, especially with all those thorns. In all seriousness, roses, especially those flown in from Latin America for Valentines Day (or Mothers Day) are not environmentally friendly and have a whopping environmental […]

Getting Started with Bulk Purchasing of Dry Goods

I recently wrote an article on bulk purchasing that focused on buying things in larger quantities.  Two of the comments pointed out the environmental and local economic benefits of buying dry goods in bulk, however, I had never done this!  Somehow I had decided that that food in bins couldn’t be as clean, or as fresh […]