I just received an email asking me whether I felt my readers where eco-friendly inclined. I dare to say that our generation, and the new generations, are starting to become more eco-friendly. Maybe some more than others, but it is a start, right?
At home we do what we can, like:
- We do not have a car...but this one was more of an accident that totaled our beloved Audi! We lost our car back in March and now we carpool with my mother in law whenever we need to go somewhere.…
Added by Sofia Byrd on September 27, 2010 at 3:22pm —
Added by Jaime Tischler on July 31, 2010 at 9:35am —
Continually frustrated by stubborn toddler food stains left undiscovered between washes? We just posted a new review
at GaGaGear for Pocket Charlie's eco-friendly stain spray for laundry.
First-time shoppers at Ecomom.com can use our exclusive one-time discount code for 15% off - good through the end of August 2010.… Continue
Added by Mama_Gaga on July 19, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Everyone needs a great tote. For the grocery store, the beach, the farmer's market, and the mall! We all have so much to carry for us and our little ones, so hop over and take a peek at some of my favorites!
Added by Emily Roach on May 10, 2010 at 4:00pm —
A gear blog with eco-sensibilities is something of a paradox.
After all, in the (few remaining) greenest parts of our Earth, the only baby gear you'll see is a simple piece of cloth tied into a sling. And this to raise children with legitimate life skills like hunting and building and cooking from scratch. If the point is to raise a family who stands a chance post-Armageddon, perhaps the rest of us are barking up the wrong tree (before cutting it… Continue
Added by Mama_Gaga on April 23, 2010 at 2:30am —
To celebrate Maxwell turning 3 this month Maxwell Designs is giving a limited time offer of… Continue
Added by Toots n' Tots on March 11, 2010 at 7:07pm —
It is that time of year again... Which school fundraisers to choose from to raise the money to fill the gaps. Are you able to "green" your PTA? Or are they signing up for the same bag of fundraisers?
Make a Difference Day!
How to Prevent 67 Pounds of Lunchtime Trash
The average school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year.
The average sized elementary school generates 18,760 pounds of… Continue
Added by Christy on September 10, 2009 at 1:20am —
Going Beyond the Soup (and the sandwich!)
Some kids may get tired of sandwiches day after day. Hot Lunches the school makes do not always cut it nutritionally or come close to a warm, home-cooked meal. The thermos insulates the food keeping it warm so they can still have some of their favorite foods from home in their lunch. And, don't forget about "Hot Re-Runs"! With all the leftovers from last night's dinner, lunch couldn't get any easier.
What's in your… Continue
Added by Christy on August 31, 2009 at 6:31pm —
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
Added by Heather on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am —
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
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–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
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
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
Added by Heather on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
I promised you the story and the pictures of opening the packaging of a new toy for Landon. Don bought him this noisy backhoe that came in the most ridiculous packaging I have ever seen. It was tied down by tiny screws, of all things, and it took us 10 minutes to open it! We were fuming and poor Landon had to be so patient. After we finally got it open, I took care of the noise by taking out the batteries right away, there was no way I was going… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 9:02pm —
Today is the big day—President Obama’s 100th day in office. This is the standard for evaluating a president’s initial achievements. Columnist Suzanne Goldenberg, from U.TV, writes about Obama’s ambitious progress to shift America towards a green future. Amidst the current economic and environmental challenges, Obama has been forced to face a daunting task—devise a recovery package that will help our ailing economy along with transforming a green future. All eyes are on this hopeful leader.… Continue
Added by Heather on April 29, 2009 at 9:31am —
Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City.
In addition to the Imagine Peace website, you can also check out the following sites for more information on Yoko Ono - Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, MySpace, You Tube, Vimeo, Flickr
Earth Promise: Why is EARTH HOUR so important to you and what do you want people to learn from it?
Yoko Ono: We are constantly creating… Continue
Added by Heather on April 15, 2009 at 9:15am —
Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.
Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue
Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen
Stefani is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, freelance copywriter, art teacher and green educator (for anyone who will listen)! A native New Yorker, Stefani started teensygreen.com in July of 2007 while living in the beautiful country of Panama, where she lived by the Pacific Ocean for the first time. She now resides in South Florida with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, talented, curious, life-loving daughters, who help her… Continue
Added by Heather on April 10, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst at the law firm, K&L Gates, and former Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Drogin is currently a Government Affairs Analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Drogin worked as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).… Continue
Added by Heather on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am —
Disneynature, Walt Disney’s new green sector, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2009 with the debut of, Earth
. This miraculous, environmental adaptation is from the award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, who created the “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.”
Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth
follows the… Continue
Added by Heather on March 25, 2009 at 8:07am —