It's nearly summer and you know what that means: time to head to the local lake or beach for some fun in the sand and sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your visit to the beach as environmentally friendly as possible. Teenie Greenie Bikini If you are a bikini-loving lady, look for a green bikini. Yes that's correct - there are green bathing suits on the market that are not only stylish but environmentally friendly. Here are a few companies that make stylish and eco-friendly bikini ... Continue Reading
Make your next trip to the beach a green and environmentally-friendly one.
Use everyday items to create rich dyes for your Easter eggs.
When I set out to find eco Easter egg dye options, I was surprised by the many kitchen items you could use. It is easy to forego the chemical-laden food colorings and teach your kids the joys and uses of nature used in easy egg coloring recipes. Dye Recipe Instructions for Eggs: Select a dyeing agent (outlined below) and place it in the pot. Add 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain dye into a ... Continue Reading
Next time you head to the slopes, try to make it an eco-ski vacation.
Skiing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter holidays, but you may be concerned about your carbon footprint. Many ski resorts rely on water-hogging snow guns, use tons of energy running high speed gondolas, and are frequented by gas-guzzling SUVs with gear strapped on top. Here are a few tips for your next eco-ski vacation. Take a Longer Trip Save gas and money by skiing for a week, rather than a couple of weekend trips. By making just one trip to the mountain you'll qualify ... Continue Reading
You can practice green living by saving on a small budget or living large.
It is a very common question and I’m here to answer it. Guess what? It can be either one. Living healthier and ‘greener’ is adjustable to your income. You can have it all or do with very little, it is possible to live green on both a $30,000 and a $300,000 income. If you think you can’t afford a healthy lifestyle - I’ll be blunt, that’s just a bad excuse. Simple green living can save you money both in short and long term spending. Of course if money grows on trees for you, you can ... Continue Reading
Learn tips for being eco-conscience around the house and your children.
What does it take to be an eco-conscience parent? Environmentally-friendly practices come in many different forms, but I have compiled a list of my favorite green products or practices. Green Cleaning Products This is a big one for me! Household cleaning products are consistently in the top five causes of pediatric poisonings with about 12,000 children treated in emergency departments each year. A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that an average of 33 children each year ... Continue Reading
Here are a few tips to add a little green to your wardrobe without sacrificing the latest trends.
If you are looking for eco-friendly choices in attire there are numerous options out there. Here are a few tips to add a little green to your wardrobe without sacrificing the latest trends. Sustainable Materials Look for items made from sustainable materials such as bamboo or hemp. These fabrics can be very breathable and add a touch of class to any wardrobe. Bamboo camisoles are becoming very popular and are readily accessible. The beauty of many sustainable materials is their neutrality. ... Continue Reading
Choosing high-quality, eco-friendly, green back to school supplies doesn’t have to be difficult.
As much as many kids, and parents, either lament or look forward to going back to school and the end of summer, it is always a time of high emotions. Kids have fears and excitement about the start of a new school year. Parents have anxiety, relief, or most often, mixed emotions. Adding concerns about the cost and environmental impact of back to school supplies and gear becomes overwhelming for many families, but choosing high-quality, eco-friendly school supplies doesn’t have to be ... Continue Reading