Living Smaller – What to do with Clothes You Don’t Wear

It’s green to live in a small space – once upon a time I dreamed of living in a huge house like some of my friends had growing up.  A house with a bedroom for each person, an office for each adult, plenty of bathrooms and a rec room in the basement in addition to […]

Holiday Light Trade-In at Home Depot – Again

Home Depot is at it again!  From Nov 3-13, 2011, you can trade in your old working or broken holiday lights and get a coupon to save $3-5 off LED holiday lights.  Home Depot will then recycle those lights. Available at your local Home Depot Store – Nov 3 – Nov 13, 2011 We have […]

Wordless Wednesday – Back to School Eco-Style

Here’s are some snapshots from our Back to School shopping.  We tried where ever possible to get environmentally friendly school supplies for our twin second graders. Crayons made with solar power Markers made with recycled plastic FSC Certified Notebook Made with reforested wood Composition notebooks made from sugar cane Full view of the sugar cane […]

Trash At The Beach – Why You Shouldn’t Litter

We went to the beach this summer and the first day there was so much trash in the ocean that I was inspired to do a post in the style of the many “Wordless Wednesday” blog posts.  This is a collection of pictures of the trash we found on the Jersey Shore. What struck us […]

Extra Hurricane Tips for "Greenies"

As I was working through the list of things that the government recommends you do before a large storm, a few extra things occurred to me that I thought I should share with my fellow “greenies“. Take Out Window FansWe have several wonderful window fans that help circulate air through our house. They’re convenient […]

Why Buy Recycled?

As you’re doing your back to school shopping, look for the whether the products you are buying are made from recycled materials.  Depending on who made the product and where you’re shopping, this might be a little tag on the back, big letters on the front or a symbol next to the item on a […]

Packing Disposable-Free Kids Lunches – Including Fruit Cups

When our kids started attending daycare a few years ago, they needed a lunch packed for them every day, and so started our daily need to pack lunches for two children.  At first, as for many people,  this meant the daily use and disposal of items like fruit cups, juice pouches or boxes, sandwich bags, […]

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 […]

Quick Tip: Teaching Your Toddler To Recycle

When we first started the blog I said that I would talk about how to include your children going green.   I realized that I haven’t been doing as much of that as I would like. Our Toddler Recycling One thing I like to do is teach my toddler to recycle.  Ever since he could walk, […]

Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

This morning I read a blog post on Practically Green about how to avoid mountains of holiday trash.  It’s a good article.  You should read it and take the quiz on Practically Green.  Love the site.   Then reflect on how you can best apply their advice to your holidays.   I started thinking about the mountains […]