Charcoal vs Propane – Which is Better for the Planet?

One thing I love about summer is cooking on the grill outside.  Of course that raises the age old question: Charcoal vs. Propane?  Which one is better for the planet?  Which is better for our health?  My answer may surprise you. From a greenhouse gas (GHG) perspective, if you really want to make a difference […]

Greening Birthday Parties on Mommy Splurge

Imagine my surprise one day when one of my college friends posted about a giveaway on her mommy blog.  Her what? One of my college friends is writing a mommy blog and I didn’t know it? I had to double-check, I was pretty sure that Brandy was a lawyer and back in grad school too… […]

Greening Birthday Parties – Reusable Tableware

People ask us about making parties and events greener. A while back we wrote about how you can choose your location to be green and what sort of invitations are greenest.  Another thing to do is use reusable tableware. I hear your objections: “But I don’t have that much reusable stuff! It would cost a fortune!” […]

Green Super Bowl Huddle: A Roundup of Green Super Bowl Information and Ideas

I am so excited the Patriots are in Super Bowl XLVI.  I am also very excited to see all of the green things being done by the NFL and football fans around the country.  I hope this is a sign of a shift into action for the American people.  In order to share all of […]

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 […]

Reuse "Disposable" Restaurant Cups

It took me several years to realize that the plastic cups with lids and straws that are used for children at restaurants are considered “disposable” by restaurants. In other words, if you don’t take them with you, they will throw them out. These cups are very, very reusable, and can save you a ton of […]

Plastic Silverware Is Not a One Time Use Item

Do you throw away your plastic silverware every time you use it? I challenge you to start saving it, running it through your dishwasher and reusing it. Most plastic ware can be reused this way for years. When I’m in a situation where I’m using plastic ware, like a fast food restaurant or cafeteria, or […]

Eat Your Presents

Consider classy consumables for presents.   It really makes people feel good to give gifts to people they love, even if they don’t need anything, and as much as some people protest, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love receiving a thoughtful gift. I’ve been telling Jon for years that I really don’t need […]

Greening Birthday Parties – Invitations and Location

We just had our twins birthday party and we tried to make it as green as possible, without being too expensive or too difficult.   I’d like to share with you what worked and what didn’t work for us.  There are so many ways you can make parties green that I’m going to start with […]