This past weekend I had the great pleasure of seeing the new animated film EPIC (released today). My nine year old daughter and I traveled to Manhattan for the "green carpet" premiere with the team from Energy Star. I am in the middle of the above photo along with some of my online and IRL friends... Shane at Environmental Booty, Lori at Groovy Green Livin, Diane at Big Green Purse, and Leigh Ann of Green 4 U. I simply adore these ladies! It's always exciting when a new eco themed movie comes … [Read more...]
Eco Heroine Film for Tweens and Teens
I have shared before that I am a big time movie lover. I worked at a movie theater for years just to get all the free movies I could handle and I REALLY used that perk. I like action and adventure personally. I grew up with The Dukes of Hazard and Wonder Woman re-runs as well as shows like The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. My mom instilled in me a love of movies with strong female characters too. As a tween/teen I was a HUGE fan of Ellen Ripley of the Aliens franchise. To this day I still love … [Read more...]
Are You ‘Greener Than Thou’?
A new ad video from Clorox Green Works (see it below) sparked some great conversations on Facebook recently. Some green moms are feeling attacked by the video because they feel it makes our concern for environmental issues seem more than a little nutty. Others commented that it simply highlights yet another high standard that moms must live up to or they will be made to feel that they are not good enough. I think all points were valid and there is no denying that the video is a bit condescending … [Read more...]
Blog Action Day – How I am Going to Get Active!
I couldn't decide what to write about for blog action day since so many of my daily posts are about the environment. Then I thought maybe I could view it as a real "action" day and evaluate what I am doing to further environmental causes and what I could be doing still. So today I am going to make a few resolutions for evironmental action. For me this is a bit different then the every day lifestyle choices I make or the products I buy. I am talking specifically about being an activist...what … [Read more...]
Vegetarians Please Stop Trying To Convert Me…
In my usual morning blog and email reading I came across a theme this morning. Several blogs I read contained posts about vegetarian eating and why it is healthier for body and planet. Mike Adams at News Target sent out emails about two of his new articles on why eating factory farmed meat is cruel and why animal activists and vegetarians are bashing Al Gore because he apparently supports a meat eating diet. I also received an email about a local vegan restaurant that just opened up. The tone … [Read more...]