We Still Need Chemical Reform

We Still Need Chemical ReformHere we are almost a year after my trip to Washington DC with my daughter and other parents and children and nothing has changed. We still do not have any chemical reform and some of the legislation being discussed does very little to change the system.

Many people think that the government, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects us from dangerous chemicals. They actually do not! A law written before I was born is the only law that protects us from harmful chemicals. [Read more…]

7 Organizing Tips To Reduce Your Food Waste

7 Organizing Tips To Reduce Food WasteMany people do no think about food waste as an environmental issue but it is a serious one. As we continue to push our farms to the limit to produce huge amounts of food we need to use that food more effectively. I admit I waste food, it happens, I get lazy, I work late, forget to freeze something, or even get a last minute dinner invite. Organization is the key.

Last week I took on a huge project on of reorganizing my kitchen to reduce my food waste. It was a time consuming project in my small kitchen but it was worth it. [Read more…]

9 Ways To Not Go Broke At Whole Foods

9 Ways To Not Go Broke At Whole FoodsWe all want to eat healthier, real, organic food. Whole Foods Market has bad rep in my opinion for being expensive. Many times Whole Foods is the only viable option for consumers who want to eat an organic diet (or mostly organic). They provide their workers with a good wage and benefits as well as being part of their local community. The motto of a “whole paycheck” we here so often is possible but I think that is true of any store, you can go nuts shopping anywhere!  There are plenty of ways to save money while shopping at Whole Foods here are my 9 money saving tips.

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15 Things You Can Do For Earth Day

15 Things You Can Do For Earth DayThere are literally 100 of things you can do to celebrate Earth Day. This list is the top 15 things you can do today that will last all year that will make a huge difference for your personal health and the health of the planet. Some things suggested here are big and some are small. Some of the small ones you may already do on occasion, make today the day you decide to follow through on those plans.

Get a reusable coffee mug and throw out your Keurig or other single use coffee machine. The average coffee drinker throws away 250 cups per year, therefore 58 billion cups per year are throw away per year. It takes 20 million trees [Read more…]

12 Ways To Save Money And Go Green

12 Ways To Save Money And Go GreenEvery year around Earth Day we all think about different ways we can help the planet and go green. People really want to save money too! Here are some tips on how to make green changes that will also help your wallet.

Use cloth napkins. I have personally gone 16 months without purchasing paper napkins, it is not hard. You can go super green and make them out of old table cloths that have stains on them or use small dish towels. [Read more…]