If you are a small business and have not yet established an online presence, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to generate more revenue and profit for your company. As of early 2012, reports have shown that there were 2.4 billion internet users worldwide. The internet has become a great tool for buying and selling products and services, sharing files,… Continue
Added by Sylvia Browder on December 21, 2012 at 3:43pm —
Growing up in a society that had a limited selection and shortage of certain foods, I became more aware of what food represents and what is its real value. Both of my grandparents had small farms with several domestic animals, and as a kid we used to help out in the garden and in the field a lot, weeding out vegetable beds, planting seeds, picking fruits and even digging out potatoes. The appreciation for our meal was that much greater, and we enjoyed every bit that was on the… Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on October 12, 2012 at 4:00pm —
Here in the United States, the month of March is dubbed Women’s History Month, but today, March 8, is globally known as International Women’s Day. You did not know this? Well, I don’t think you are the only one. Although it is an official holiday in… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on March 8, 2012 at 5:04pm —
Whenever we visit a friend’s house, my kids inevitably want to go see their bedroom. I have noticed the same curiosity when other kids come to our house: kids wonder where we sleep, what toys we play with, or even what snacks we have in our pantry. This natural inquisitiveness is equaled in adults- how many times have you taken in the details of a friend’s home, visited an open house for sale just to see the interior, or watched a show on TV that tours the inside of houses? We can… Continue
Added by Becky Morales on January 4, 2012 at 2:04pm —
I called home and my son Merrick asked me what was for dinner! I said, "You know where the eFoods box is? You choose!" It is Day 12 of our new family business -- the Power Mom Food Fund! Our goal is to feed and finance families from the kitchen! So after all . . . sheesh, what else would I say! I tell everyone my kids can and want to make the food . . . and they do . . . take a look for yourself!
"My son makes eFoods meals for dinner!"]… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on August 3, 2011 at 11:41am —
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 —
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 —
How to foster cultural awareness at a young age
We learn a lot from our parents—including the things we want to do differently in raising our own children. There are many things my parents have instilled in me for which I now intend to pass along to the next generation, like the pleasure of keeping family recipes alive, a love for all things outdoors, not to mention an ear for great music like The Stones and Dylan (yes, I am a recovering flower child). However, there are things I aim… Continue
Added by Ronnie V on April 22, 2009 at 5:12pm —
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 —
Michelle Obama’s White House garden is inspiring. The First Lady’s agricultural endeavor both introduces and reminds people to get closer to the land; to conserve Earth’s precious resources; and the importance of growing their own healthy food. For some people this is feasible; for others, both time and natural space interfere with this green-thumb movement. There are many accessible sites to help start your own garden, whether it’s an herb garden in your window sill, planting a fruit tree, or… Continue
Added by Heather on March 23, 2009 at 9:46am —
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… Continue
Added by Heather on March 20, 2009 at 11:51am —
Dear Mom Blogers,
I would like to introduce for you our new launched site / community of W-Women (wwomenglobally.com), featuring women's activities and achievements worldwide.
Who are the W-Women?
In short: they are Wonderful and Wise Women - and they are placed Worldwide.
At the same time they are creative, active and successful in what they do.
In the age of the neverending hunt of (always the same) celebrities, we woud like to focus on all… Continue
Added by Alexandra on January 10, 2009 at 10:13am —