Disposable products are so common for a reason. Usually cheap, very convenient, and easy to clean up. And once you throw it in the trash can, it is easy to forget about them. But the amount of resources that go in to every disposable product should make you think twice of not using a more sustainable version. Also think about this: the initial cost of a reusable item may be higher than its disposable counterpart, but overtime the cost of constantly buying the disposable product will be greater.Here are ten alternatives to common disposable products....more
Have you ever watched one of those tell-all news segments that go behind the scenes into the world of hotel housekeeping or food service? Once you know all the dirty little secrets, staying in hotels or eating out isn't nearly as enjoyable. I travel extensively for business, and after watching one such show, I still make it my first priority to strip the bed of its bedspread, and I never directly touch the TV remote control....more
Green Party/Event Ideas for Your Next Summer Partyby Deborah Kattler Kupetz-dkk eventsWhether you’re braving the next big rain storm, swimming laps for cardio health, or texting too close to the toilet, water damage to your beloved smart phone is soon to be a thing of the past! Then imagine a summer “Under the Sea” party with underwater music listening stations......more
With motherhood came a newfound sense of courage. My ability to make some tough decisions and to keep going, no matter what stemmed from what felt like a transformation upon the arrival of my firstborn. That was when I learned the power and value of my little voice, and to listen to it.
Well it has been a few months since I have written, however these have been some fun filled crazy times. In my search to live on a healthy budget, I have become a mad scientist. I read and research everyday in between kids, house, work, dogs, and of course raising my seedlings for my garden. One part of my kitchen has become my “Lab”, even the dogs run from it from time to time, but most things smell good so they stick around....more
The parent groups that I belong to have lots of chatter about safe "green" lunch boxes and food storage. With all that we have to worry about, having a green lunch box is just one more of those things. I'm going to discuss a product/ brand of safe green lunch boxes and cotton storage bags....more
A few weeks ago, my Little Sir turned 3 years old! He requested a "racecar" birthday party. He likes all racecars, so he wasn't really picky about a Disney theme, just cars in general. You can read more about the specifics of the birthday party on our family blog. I am really not much of a party planner, but it was important to me, as always, to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible with this party. I did go with some disposable plates, cups, and napkins. Sorry, earth.
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