Movie Review of Rob Stewart’s Revolution

I was asked to review the feature length documentary Revolution by Rob Stewart. The movie takes you on a journey under the water and around the world to see the impacts of climate change and the damage that we are doing to our planet. The videography and imagery underwater is breath taking.  The movie gets […]

Flush for Good Giveaway – $200 Home Depot or Lowe’s Gift Cards

In honor of World Toilet Day and their Flush for Good Campaign, American Standard is encouraging people around the world to learn more about saving water.  To help promote it, they are giving 2 of our readers each a $200 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe’s.  There’s no restrictions on how you use the card, […]

The Easiest Way to Save Water

Stop! Quick  – do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth? Really?  Are you sure? Think about it the next time you brush your teeth.   How much effort does it take to turn on the water, wet your toothbrush, then turn off the water?  When you’re done brushing, turn the water […]

Saving Water with a New Toilet

Water it’s the key to life. Over the human span water has been the most fought over resource and it is one of the most important resources for sustaining life on this planet. Access to clean potable water is a requirement for a happy and healthy life.  Water is essential to grow the food that […]

Take 5 Minute Showers

How long does it take to get clean in the shower?  Is it 10 minutes?  Did you know that a 10 minutes shower with a standard shower head can use upwards of 80 gallons of water and generate up to 4 pounds of CO2 emissions?  That is not including the energy used to heat the […]

Greening Your Dental Care

I just got back from my semi-annual dental cleaning and I am very excited by the sustainable changes I have noticed at my dentist in recent couple years. Do you remember when you sat in the chair that had the constantly running water for the spit bowl (aka spittoon or cuspidor) and the pressure sensitive […]

Too Many Chemicals on Your Clothing? Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Vinegar as Fabric Softener In addition to trying to protect our environment and use less energy, I’m always looking for ways to simplify and save money.  Last summer I discovered that instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets or balls, many people use vinegar in the rinse cycle of their laundry.  This isn’t a new […]

J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo Review

This post was originally part of the Green is Beautiful Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering! We had never tried – or even heard of – bar shampoo before this Christmas when I received J.R. Liggett’s bar shampoo and shelf from my Mother-In-Law.  This shampoo is the best! I had previously trained my hair to […]

Review: No-Spill Water Bottles by Contigo

We have been on the search for good reusable water bottles that don’t leak and that we like for a long time.   Last winter we discovered the Contigo 17 oz. AUTOSEAL® Swish water bottle and it has been a favorite of Alicia’s ever since.   Contigo offered us the opportunity to review some of their products […]

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 […]