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
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.
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
Top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly.
Many of us have taken steps to go green at home and on the road, but what about at the office? There are several easy ways to green up your workplace and even save a little cash in the process. Here are some of my top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly. Go Digital You would think in our day and age that most offices have gone mostly digital, but you'd be surprised at the amount of paper waste that can still accumulate. Avoid paper waste as much as ... Continue Reading
Incorporate green living into your new year’s resolutions this year.
With the start of a New Year, many of you are probably considering buckling down on some New Year’s resolutions. Many of you may even be considering going green for the New Year. So where do you begin? Keep it Simple The worst thing you can do for a New Year’s resolution is make it too difficult. This goes for any resolution from weight loss, health, to greening up. You want to be sure that your goal is attainable. Small steps can equal big changes. If you make your goals to lofty you ... Continue Reading
Make New Year’s resolutions that include going green – both at home and in transportation.
January was named after the Roman god Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. It seems fitting then that we celebrate January 1 as a new beginning, a fresh start, a time to change for the better in the new year. This new beginning gives us pause to reflect on choices that didn’t work in the past and gives us a chance to make a positive difference in the future. Change can be difficult, especially when you are trying to do too much all at once. Take small steps that will ensure a ... Continue Reading
Great holiday gift ideas for the green mom on your list.
Green gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of “greenness”. There really is a green gift for every mom out there. So regardless of whether your mom (or spouse) is a chef or outdoorsy type, there is a green gift for her. Here are some of my favorite green gifts depending on her hobbies. The Chef Does your mom spend most of her time in the kitchen? Are your fondest memories with your mother those of you baking with her in the kitchen? If so, she may be a “chef” mom. Here are ... Continue Reading
Go a little green with these simple and easy ways to make your environmental footprint a little smaller.
Even if you aren't willing to give up your vehicle for a bike, or put solar panels on your home, there are simple and easy ways to make your environmental footprint a little smaller and go a little green. Ditch the Plastic Water Bottles Many of you probably already know that about 30 million single-serve non-returnable containers end up in landfills or as litter every day! That is a lot of garbage and waste, but did you know that 18 million barrels of crude oil equivalent were consumed in ... Continue Reading
With a few simple steps you can reduce your waste and start seeing your mound of garbage dwindle.
Choosing to reduce your waste doesn't require a complete lifestyle overhaul. With a few simple steps you will start seeing your mound of garbage dwindle. Recycle Everyone knows that recycling can help reduce some of your waste. However, did you know that over 50% off all garbage can be recycled? In a year, that can be equal to a FOOTBALL field worth of garbage for one family! So wouldn't you like to remove a football field sized amount of garbage from your weekly curbside load? Simply take ... Continue Reading