Living Small – Organizing Small Cables

Tweet Pin It When you live in a small space it’s necessary to keep things organized so you can find them.  Recently I got very irritated over having so many cables to connect and charge our iPods, iPhones, iPad, hotspot and phones, but I could never find the one I needed. Jon knows all the names […]

Wordless Wednesday – Appreciating Snow

Tweet Pin It I listened to a live town hall on the phone with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this evening.  Gina asked people to please take their children and grandchildren outside to play. She said that children need to learn to appreciate and connect with nature and this happens from going outside. This fit so […]

Fitting in a Small House

Tweet Pin It 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 living rooms.  When I was small we had […]

Environmental Books for Kids

Tweet Pin It I’m speaking tomorrow at one of our local elementary schools about recycling. I decided that it might be nice to have some follow up books to recommend to the teachers, so I stopped by our local library and asked about some recycling books for children. She recommended some books that I’ve been […]

2013 Year in Review – Green Lifestyle Changes

Tweet Pin It 2013 was a very busy year for us personally, and our long-time fans may have noticed a drop in posts from us.  In 2013, Alicia started working full-time when she was appointed Director of Energy & Environment for our City. This significantly cut into her time and energy for working on the […]

3 Steps to Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

Tweet Pin It Christmas is coming, and while I love having lots of people for gift opening and our kids love having lots of gifts, it makes for some craziness with wrapping paper. Some years we’re just swimming in wrapping paper and I’m always afraid we’re going to lose a gift or two in the […]

Thank You!

Tweet Pin It This Thanksgiving we are thankful for many things including our family, friends and the knowledge that there are many people out there who also care about climate change and the environment. We are thankful for everyone who takes the time to read our blog and think about the things we write. Whether […]

Save Water with Every Flush – American Standard Champion 4 Max Review

Tweet Pin It In honor of World Toilet Day on November 19, 2013, we replaced one of our toilets with a WaterSense 1.28 gallon per flush  American Standard Champion 4 Max and could not be happier. Alicia says that she never before thought she would have an actual opinion on a toilet beyond the shape […]

So much to be thankful for

Tweet Pin It For the second time in my life, I am extremely thankful that I can see with my left eye.   Twenty years ago, while mowing the grass without safety glasses, a tiny sliver of metal shot through my eye and lodged in the edge of the retina in my left eye.  I […]

Home Depot recycling holiday lights again

Tweet Pin It Home Depot is offering up to $5 off LED Holiday Lights when you recycle incandescent light strings again this year.  From now until November 17, 2013 you can get up to $5 off new LED Christmas Lights in exchange for recycling your old incandescent light strings. Here is the summary from Home […]