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.
Barbecuing season is upon us – here are some ways to make your grilling a little more green.
With summer fast approaching we are getting into one of my favorite times of year - barbecuing season. I love barbecuing - whether I'm grilling up some traditional pork ribs, grass-fed beef hot dogs, or grilling some eggplant, the grill is a staple in our backyard. However, grilling and barbecuing are not always the most environmentally-friendly activities.Here are a few tips to help make your barbecues a little greener. Don’t Over-Buy If you are having guests over for a good old fashion ... Continue Reading
National Teacher’s Day is May 8th. Here are some green, homemade gifts to give the teacher in your child’s life.
National Teacher’s Day is a great time to really show appreciation for our young children’s teachers and their education. I believe we owe teachers our respect and gratitude by choosing to honor them with thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts. Homemade gifts by you and your children are always fun to make and fun to give, especially when they are practical as well. Bath Salts. After a long day of teaching, what better than to enjoy a long soak in the tub and wash the stress away. Combine 1/2 ... Continue Reading
Eco-friendly crafts take on at least one green aspect with the goal of reducing our impact as much as possible. Here are some key considerations.
Spring is one of the best times to get out into nature with your kids again and get crafting. Eco-friendly crafts take on at least one green aspect with the goal of reducing our impact as much as possible. Key Considerations and Ideas For Eco-Friendly Crafts Reused. Reusing an object that might otherwise go to waste is a great lesson for kids. Whether or not an item has multiple uses helps when thinking about buying something in the first place. Use old containers to show off freshly cut ... Continue Reading
Spinach smoothies packed with enough fruity flavor your family won’t know they’re going green.
Popeye was on to something. Spinach is loaded with all sorts of green goodness such as calcium, iron, vitamin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6. So why don't we eat more of it? Well, as a general rule, spinach isn’t exactly popular, especially with the younger generation. Enter the spinach smoothie. It sounds gross but if you add enough fruit, you'll never taste it. The following are a few different smoothie recipes to get in a daily ... Continue Reading
Learn the history and fun facts around St. Patrick’s Day.
Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you knew the history behind St. Patrick's Day? Or ever wondered if there is more to the day than wearing green? Well read up and enjoy sharing your St. Patty's Day knowledge with friends and family - maybe even stumping a few along the way! Did you know... For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th ... Continue Reading
Looking for a new way to wear green this St. Patric’s Day? Dress up your gadgets.
St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, March 17th. There will be parties, parades, and plenty of people dressed in green to support the day. But how about dressing up your tech? If you're working, attending a conference, trade show or otherwise you can show off your Irish pride with some green technology. 1. Speck Products See Thru Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 13-Inch If you spend an arm and a leg on a Macbook (and you will) you want to protect it. These Hard Shell Cases are excellent. ... Continue Reading
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Top 5 strangest ways to go green – including cat hair, environmental bombs, and a biodegradable cell phone.
I have talked about numerous ways that you can green up your driving, green up your workplace, and green up your cleaning routine - now I want to talk about some of the "crazy" ways to go green. I recently read an article from EcoFriend on the Seven Most Weird Ways to Go Green and it got me thinking ... So I searched and found my top 5 strangest ways to go green. Environmentally Friendly Bombs Yes you heard me correctly, we have now found a way to blow someone to smithereens in an ... Continue Reading
Green up your vehicles with these simple to follow driving tips.
We have all seen the latest hybrids and electric vehicles to hit the road. These green vehicles can help lower your carbon footprint, but they can be pricey. What if you can’t afford a hybrid or electric vehicle, but want to be a little greener on the road? Green up your current vehicle with these simple to follow driving tips. Don’t be a Jerk Jerky and aggressive driving can really do a number on your MPGs. So drive conservatively. Avoid sudden starts and stops. Try to maintain as ... Continue Reading