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The Green Home bandwagon

It's a great thing when I see an abundance of marketing efforts for green homes.  The HGTV home I wrote about last week has started their tours in Plymouth, MA.  Now, Country Living magazine is going to build a certified LEED home…

Testing De Odor Stainless Steel bar

I am currently testing out the deodorant alternative, the De Odor Stainless Steel bar.  The potentially harmful chemicals in conventional deodorants makes me a little nervous, so I'm excited to be testing out this product. Review to co…

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The new HGTV Green Home!

I am so excited that the new HGTV Green Home is in my home state of Massachusetts. The latest giveaway house from HGTV is located at The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA. This weekend I saw the advertisements about touring this awesome home. They…

Reuse can be as important as Recycle

There are still many people without access to proper recycling facilities. Either they live in an apartment building, condo, or lack curbside pick-up.  Recycling becomes a more challenging endeavor for these folks.  In this…

Green Resolutions

Happy Earth Day everyone!  I feel inspired to make some Green Resolutions for the coming year.1. Grow an Herb garden on my windowsill.2. Plant vegetables this spring.3. Switch to natural face and body products.4. Buy my first organic fashion…

Global warming critics

I received a lot of comments about my Plane vs Train post last week, with the last one from a critic of Global Warming.  See below: "Carbon footprint is such a stupid concept as is this whole global warming farce. Attacking the idea…

Plane vs Train debate

I occasionally have to travel to New York City from Boston for work.  I wondered which mode of travel has the largest carbon footprint.  The information I found is a little confusing. Carbonfund.org offered the easiest method…

SolarDay 2010 giveaway

Have you ever thought about using solar energy?Now is your chance to win $5000 off your Solar installation.Enter, Free, the SolarDay 2010 Solar Sweepstakes.The SolarDay Mission Statement 1 – To create a national and international day…

Seventh Generation contest

Get in the spirit of Earth Day this month!Enter Seventh Generation's contest to win $5000.Share your story of the Mother Nature in your life that inspires you.Click here to ENTER.

A reuseable dryer sheet?!

What a great idea, a reuseable Dryer Sheet!  I wonder if it really lasts for hundreds of loads....Static Eliminator Re-Usable Dryer Sheet 2 Count9 Problem-Solving Products Reusable Dryer Sheet Real Simple

Ask a Green Expert!

Everywhere there are signs and promotions for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on 4/22.  To celebrate, my favorite magazine Body & Soul is hosting a Q&A; session with Mindy Pennybacker on WholeLiving.com.  She is answering question…

What to do with naked lemons?

We have an abundance of lemons in our fridge, but they are naked.  My husband is on a quest to make the perfect limoncello, so our lemons are now naked without their flavorful rind. After making frozen lemon juice cubes with the first batch…

Just like riding a bike

I finally got back on my bike today after a two year hiatus.  I used to compete in triathlons and had a pretty good bike split.  When I got pregnant, I was told to stop biking.  I missed it terribly, but I was just happy…

Random Diaper recycling info

Just a quick note about how to recycle some of the packaging for disposable diapers.  I got a very quick response from Pampers when I asked about their packaging.  Here is how it breaks down:For the wipes:Tubs:  Plastic (polypropylene).…

The Power of Walking

Over the weekend, I was able to get outside for some much needed fresh air.  I had a number of errands to run on Saturday, so my husband and I bundled up our daughter in her stroller for a walk into town.  While it wasn't that warm…

Where do your books go when you finish them?

There are a lot of books in my life.  Parenting books, book-club books, beach reads, and more.  Our library shelves are getting full, and I want to send the old books to a good home.  I discovered Better World Books, which is…

Donate your used running sneakers

Soles 4 Souls is a great organization, sending gently used sneakers to people in need.  They also work with footwear companies to relieve them of extra stock and by sending them to over 125 countries.There are drop boxes in many locations,…

I love the week of new magazines

Ask anyone and they will tell you I am a magazine hound.  My reading list includes Body & Soul, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Fast Company and I could go on and on. Every couple of months, I sort through my piles of magazines, usually…

Does your town get a good grade in Recycling 101?

Mine does, but apparently not many others.  Some sad statistics were presented today by the Boston Globe, noting that there has been very little improvement in the rate of recycling in Mass in the past 10 year.  Some people feel it's…

Rainy days mean it's time for Chicken Soup

It is going to be a rainy weekend around Boston so it's the perfect time to make some homemade chicken soup. Many people are afraid to make their own broth, but this is a great way of "recycling" the chicken carcass.  Yes, it takes time,…