Jack Frost is probably nipping at your nose right about now. With temperatures plummeting and cold weather moving in, you may find yourself battling frost and ice. Instead of heading to the store to buy de-icers or antifreeze, consider adopting some of these green tips to keeping the cold and ice at bay. The Greener De-Icer Many people go for rock salt or store-bought de-icers when things get slippery. Unfortunately, rock salt (including rock salt based de-icers) and urea based de-icers are ... Continue Reading
Help the environment before purchasing that next set of de-icers and antifreeze.
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
For Earth Day, check out these untraditional ways to improve our environment and our health.
Earth Day is April 22, but really, every day is Earth Day. It is of course our home and we are all in this together. As moms we get busy (very busy) and other than throwing a jar in the recycle bin, I think we forget how much power we have to reshape our surroundings and ultimately our children’s future. You probably already do a variety of things: take your chic reusable tote out shopping, turn off lights when you are not in a room, and recycle your plastic and tins. We wanted to ... 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
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
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
Do some green entertaining this holiday season when planning your functions.
Will the holiday season fast approaching; you may be considering hosting a party or family function at your home. Entertaining your guests doesn’t have to come at the cost of Mother Nature though. You can go green this holiday season when planning your functions. Here are a few tips to stay green while entertaining your guests. Break out the China Okay, it doesn’t have to be your finest China, but please skip the disposable plates and utensils. Either opt for a more formal setting ... 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