How to Buy Peanut Butter (Without Plastic)

Chances are, you already know how to buy peanut butter. But if you are like my family who eats enough to justify its own peanut plantation, maybe it's time to rethink that plastic jar full of 'almost-like-chocolate' goodness. So just how can you buy peanut butter (without plastic) or adding to the plastic trash problem? Hopefully, you have a Whole Foods Market or Earth Fare nearby......more

Why You Can Never Be Plastic-Free

Let's be real. Plastic is really good for some things, like convenience, medical supplies, electronics, dirty diapers, etc. But no one argues that it's good for the earth. So what do we do? How do we avoid it? ...more

Where are the Greenest Cities in the US?

Sometimes people move to a different city because they are taking on a new job. Or, they may marry and move to be with their spouse. Or, they may want to live in a greener city because they are concerned about the environment, and the health of themselves and their families. But, is there any such thing as a “green” city? After all, there is a lot of traffic and congestion in cities, so they can’t really be green, can they? Well, even though there is no specific criteria from the EPS for ranking city greenness, there actually are several cities that can be classified as green, due to efficient waste management, LEED-certified buildings, plenty of greenspace, using renewable energy sources, etc. If you are thinking about moving to a green city, here are some of the best choices....more
Nicely done. I appreciate reading about the different ways cities can be sustainable. It helps ...more

My favorite lifestyle must-reads

If you've been around the blog for a while, it's really no secret that our family strives to live a green, whole-food life. I wish I could say that I a, perfectly organically green, but I'm still learning and there are so many places out there to turn to for genuine advice on achieving a healthier life....more

Kids Fighting Dunkin Donuts over Cups

Young activists in the 4th and 5th grade need your help.  There is a petition against Dunkin Donuts about Styrofoam Cups by Park School Kids from Brookline, MA. Let’s join the battle to get Dunkin Donuts to stop using Styrofoam cups.  The petition is being circulated via and the story of these youngsters fighting for our environment is very impressive.  They have already gathered over 240,000 petitions and only need 60,000 more....more

Summer Nature Journal Ideas For Kids!


Homemade Cleaning Products - How Well Does Lemon Work on Sinks?

When I clean, I try to avoid chemical based cleansers as much as possible. My lungs just can't stand up to bleach, and I find the lingering smell unpleasant at best....more

Cloth Diapering Basics

 I get a lot of questions about cloth diapering, and it's been awhile since I've talked about it. ...more

$2 Fix for Drafty Houses

With the cooler temperatures rolling in I've been noticing a lot of drafts coming in around the windows. After weeks of freezing floors I decided to do something about it. I headed to the hardware store to pick up weatherstrip and caulk and while there I stumbled across these nifty little things....more
That's where I was thinking would have them, lol. Don't think I've seen them at Lowe's or home ...more

Easy Eco Tips for a Greener 2014

From weight loss to saving more money, new year's resolutions run the gambit. But for many, going more green might not be one they think of. The funny thing is that going green doesn't only help the planet, it can help your health and you wallet too! Check out some of my easy ways to go a bit more green in 2014! ...more