New Reality Show about Recycling – Garbage Moguls

From National Geographic Channel Usually I can’t stand reality shows and stay as far away as possible. However, this Saturday a new reality show called Garbage Moguls will be airing on the National Geographic Channel by our friends at TerraCycle. Garbage Moguls Pilot – 7PM EST Garbage Moguls Premiere: Pet Project – 8pm EST Garbage […]

TerraCycle Juice Pouch Brigade and a Lunchbox Giveaway

A few months ago, after my kids got a taste for Capri Sun juice pouches in their lunch, I started a TerraCycle Juice Pouch Brigade at our Church.  Their school wasn’t interested in dealing with the collection and storage, so I chose another worthy cause to support.  I registered at for my own account […]

Find TerraCycle Products at WalMart For Earth Month (April)

A couple months ago, I setup a TerraCycle Juice Pouch Brigade at our church to collect and upcycle juice pouches.  This is a real win-win idea as it provides money for non-profit organizations and diverts reusable materials from the landfill.  It is also a great project to involve the kids since they are the biggest […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resale!

I’m doing a last-minute push to get things ready for my Mother of Twins club’s semi-annual Gently Used Clothing & Equipment Sale.  My club has been holding a “gently used” sale for a lot longer than I’ve belonged to the club, which for those who are wondering, is about 6 years.  The club holds the […]

Check out the TerraCycle Green Up Shop Popping Up in NYC

Beginning this Saturday, March 27th and running until May 1, TerraCycle will open a popup Green Up Shop and boutique on 8th Avenue at 41st Street in New York City. The shop will showcase a wide range of green products (including over 100 TerraCycle products) and services and host exciting weekly events including eco-friendly film […]

Recycled Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is one of those things I just can’t see us doing without in today’s world.  Unfortunately most toilet paper on the market is made from virgin paper, which means it is straight from trees and does not have recycled content.  Fortunately there are a number of good options for recycled toilet paper available in […]

Recycling Juice Boxes

Ever since September, when my son started taking juice boxes to school, he’s been bringing them home.  We’ve had a running argument that he should just throw them out, because they can’t be recycled and they were dripping on his papers.  Then one day my friend in Portland, Oregon mentioned that juice boxes can be […]

Teaching Young Children About Environmental Issues

I mentioned in my Starting With Children post that I would post additional information about what our preschool did when teaching about environmental issues.  I asked their preschool teacher for information about what books she used with the children so that I could share the information with others.  She says: “I just wanted to quickly […]

Tip: Paper recycling

When I forget my cloth bags at the supermarket, I always ask for paper. Then I have a collection of paper bags to use for recycling. Our city requires that all paper recycling be in paper bags. I try to place a paper bag conveniently to locations where I will generate recycling. For example, I […]

TIP: Take the leftovers after Events

Today at the Harvest the Wind Festival as everyone was packing up, I noticed that there was still a full party tray of vegetables that Whole Foods had donated. I asked them if anything was going to be done with it and unfortunately, since food shelters won’t take open food, they were going to throw […]