Why do we try to make our lives just a little greener? It is because we care about our planet and the future that our children will face someday. They inherit the problems we have created as a society and the problems we fail to do something about. We are also concerned about the present. Numerous global challenges we now face... air pollution, water pollution, climate crisis, wildlife facing extinction... these things impact us all every day and give us cause for alarm and motivation to do what … [Read more...]
How Moms Can Teach Kids to Save Electricity
A guest post by Sam Peters Conserving electricity is a necessity for parents who want to save money. As a mom, you may be interested in finding a unique and innovative approach to getting your kids involved with helping you conserve electricity for the home. It is always a good idea to teach children the importance of saving electricity from a young age so that it is something they learn, understand, and continue to do even when they become adults. Turning Lights Off Turning the lights off in … [Read more...]
Green Book Reviews for Earth Week
There are so many "green" books on the market and I have read so many that I am usually doubtful that any new green book will able to capture and hold my interest. Often times I decline to review them when I get emails from publishers because I have no desire to read the same information a dozen different ways... sorry but its true. Which is not to say that they won't be perfectly good books, they are just for a different audience usually... someone who is new to green living. I am not new to … [Read more...]
Have You Got Mad Green Skills?
Go Green & Put Some Green Back In Your Pocket
The economy is bad, gas prices are high, food prices are rising and many green families may be wondering how they can afford organics, costlier natural items, and some of those green gadgets that cost more now and end up helping you save later. I have gotten several emails this week from moms asking about how to make this process more affordable. I DO understand that it is cheaper to buy that 99 cent sunscreen tube from Walgreen's instead of the safer but more expensive brand the EWG … [Read more...]