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
You can practice green living by saving on a small budget or living large.
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
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... 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
World Vegetarian Day provides awareness and support for Meatless Monday
October 1st is the annual world kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Did you even know there was such a thing? It seems there are awareness days, weeks, and months for just about everything under the sun sometimes. You might be asking, “Why is it necessary to have a month designated for vegetarian awareness?” It begins with the health and environmental impact of eating meat. On average, people in the U.S. consume about 45% more meat than is recommended. This leads to greater risks ... 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
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
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
People get confused about organic food, and no wonder – but organic food keeps the family and the planet healthy and happy.
People get confused about organic food, and no wonder! One day, you’ll read that anything less than the USDA organic seal on your food and you’re practically poisoning yourself. The next day, you’ll hear that organic food isn’t worth the extra green because it isn’t any more nutritious than the conventional stuff. Personally, I’m a big supporter of organic food. Yes, I know, it costs more. It may or may not be more nutritious. And sometimes, the organic produce at the store ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading