Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…


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Tap Project's Good Deed

Growing up, I always made the assumption that (clean, drinkable) water would always be available. My wasteful habits are astonishing to look back upon: running water while brushing teeth; not turning the hose off while washing the car; and running the kitchen sink while washing dishes. The millions of gallons of water my family and I wasted make me cringe with disgust. This careless water behavior of mine has come to a screeching halt. The news about our dwindling water supply and countries…See More
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Purple is the New Green When it Comes to Shopping

Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide. Born from the annually published series,…See More
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Unfortunate Events Turn Cities Green

Headquartered in California, Global Green USA is the offshoot company of Green Cross International which was “created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.” While the international segment’s agenda focuses on innovative methods to resolve the world’s environmental crises, the American sector spotlights the creation of green building and cities.One of the various pioneering programs…See More
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Earth Hour, Earth Day, Earth Living

March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm, Earth Hour , a global collaborative, will take place: around the world people will switch off their lights for one hour. This simple, non-lifestyle-changing event will signify how, if we work together, a monumental revolution can be made in our global efforts to participate in climate change. “The (2008) movement captured the public’s imagination with lights going out…See More
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Green your Child's Reading List

Every child deserves to have a good book read to her. Reading aloud is one of the most important activities you as a parent, grandparent, sibling, or caregiver can do together. No matter what your values are, reading can help communicate via illustrations and stories. Those “green” parents who want to share their eco-values with their offspring can do so by reading or supplying books about the environment. Here are some of my favorites:· The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss is my all-time favorite. To say…See More
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Revive the Victory Garden

The other day I was helping my nine year old study for her Social Studies test. The topic: World War II focusing on food rationing and Victory Gardens. How appropriate in today’s atmosphere of uncertainty.Originally, Victory Gardens were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted in private residences during World War I and II to primarily ease the demands on the public food supply brought on by the war. But these gardens were also morale boosters. What a perfect tradition to revive! We thirst…See More
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Earth Promise: A No-Brainer for the Summer Traveller

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 8:15am 0 Comments

June 1st, 2010

airport-water It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully…


Earth Promise: New Green Mileage Standards

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am 0 Comments

New automobile emissions standards are on the right track. President Obama is serious when it comes to fighting our global warming dilemma, creating new eco-related jobs and reducing our ongoing dependence on foreign oil. By 2016, all auto makers are required to make new cars and trucks get 30 percent better mileage. It will be a gradual phasing in process with the 2011 new automobile models. Initially, it will cost the consumers a bit more per vehicle, but these “new… Continue

Earth Promise: Reduce and Reuse: It Helps the Environment

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm 0 Comments

Stuff. Possessions. Things. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.

Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:

Birthday party favors. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue

Earth Promise: Our Green Hero

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am 0 Comments

President Obama has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.

Van Jones is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue

Earth Promise Interview - Ed Begley Jr.

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am 0 Comments

Ed Begley Jr. - Actor and Environmental Advocate

Ed Begley Jr., an actor on the stage, television and on the screen has been nominated for awards numerous times. Begley is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Craig’s intern, Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations. He currently has a reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife, actress Rachelle… Continue

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At 5:44am on July 10, 2013, Lea said…

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At 9:05am on February 26, 2009, Green Corey said…

Thanks so much for the comment. I'm glad to hear there are so many green moms out there that are willing to champion our cause. You might be able to convince your school's principal to run our program on Earth Day but either way, thanks for passing our words along.
Love the blog.

At 6:26pm on February 21, 2009, Annette Piper said…
G'day Heather and welcome aboard :)
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G'day Heather and welcome aboard :)

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