Wanna Go Plastic Free? Start Here, Start Now…

If you haven’t heard of “Plastic Free July”, then you are missing out on an eye-opening challenge. An organization out of Australia started a campaign to bring attention to just how much single-use plastic we each use on a daily basis and that campaign caught my attention. I started July 2016 and, although I was already using…

Lunchtime – make it sustainable, too

Something as simple as changing how you have lunch 3-4 times per week can make a huge impact on our planet. “According to RecycleWorks, a program of San Mateo County, disposal lunches can generate between 4-8 ounces of garbage every day, totaling up to nearly 100 pounds of waste per year – and that’s just for…

Spring Cleaning? Remember the 3 Rs!

Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, days are longer & warmer and we’re coming out of hibernation. Who cares if allergies are on high alert…it’s time to kick up the dust and start cleaning out the cobwebs! Garages, patios, closets – it’s time to clean it all out! As we come out of hibernation, though, and…

I almost did it…

I went shopping the other day & forgot my shopping bags and I almost did it. I almost asked for plastic. Not sure what was going on, but for a few moments I just felt…defeated. Or deflated. Or frustrated. Maybe all of these things, but whatever it was I felt like it didn’t matter anymore….

Holiday Killer

So as I was talking to my 14 year old daughter about this week’s blog topic I said, “I’m going to talk about all the unnecessary plastic waste that comes with Easter”, she simply says, “Holiday Killer”. My first reaction was a mature “na-uh”! She rolled her eyes and said something about me killing the holiday…

Saving the World, a mattress at a time

picture via pinterest In our family, there a lots of decisions we make on a daily basis that are controlled by our desire to be environmentally friendly. Our most recent BIG decision to make regarding our environmental concerns: mattress shopping. I know, “Really? That’s your BIG decision? Can’t you come up with something a little…

One Planet – No do-over

It’s happening – I’m writing. Boy, it’s taken a long time for me to get here. I procrastinate. I don’t just put off until tomorrow, I mean I’ve been building to this very moment for months! I’ve read & listened to so many great, inspiring “doers”, but kept putting off my own “doing”. I’ve been one…