Silly things that make me happy: A recycling fool’s favorite new purchase

Ok so I bought these a couple weeks ago and wanted to make sure I loved them before I shared with our readers.  It’s funny sometimes what makes you happy and this is one of those small things that did. Our local recycling company, probably like many, only provides one small bin for recycling.  I […]

Celebrate the Earth – It’s Earth Day 2011

Today is Earth Day… let’s celebrate it!   By now most of you have probably figured out ways to reduce your carbon footprint.  But how about ways to include your kids on helping the environment?? I frequently get asked about how I teach my kids about our carbon footprint.  Here are some things I’ve done this […]

What’s in our bottled water – besides water?

The Environmental Working Group just recently released its 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard which focuses on answering the following questions for the industry: Where does the water come from? Is it purified and how? Have tests found any contaminants? Among the ten best-selling brands, nine — Pepsi’s Aquafina, Coca-Cola’s Dasani, Crystal Geyser and six of seven […]