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...]

Toxic Chemicals: Aren’t We Protected?

Toxic Chemicals Are We ProtectedIn a word no, we are not protected in the way you think. Many people think the EPA, the government, and in general our laws protect us from toxic chemicals. I have spoken to countless parents who say “they would not be able to sell it if was dangerous.” Here are the facts and story behind why that statement is false.

What laws protect us? One of the major laws that protects us from toxic chemicals is the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) was written and passed in 1976. When the law was passed there were about 60,000 chemicals used in the country. Only 200 of the original 60,000 chemicals were tested for safety as result of TSCA. The fact you may find shocking is that only 5 of those chemicals had restrictions placed on them. [Read more...]

Interview With A Green Writer: Hilary from Accidentally Green (@accidentallygrn)

Accidentally Green InterviewI am so excited to share with you my interview with Hilary Kimes Bernstein the author of two eBooks, First Bites: How To Instill Healthy Eating Habits During Your Baby’s First Year, and Accidentally Green: How and Why One Family Began Making Healthy Changes That Honor God and Help the Environment. I share the same interest in healthy eating at young age as Hilary does and that is how I first came to discover her. She also has the most organized Pinterest boards around with great topics I guarantee you all will love.

When and why did you start blogging? [Read more...]

8 Tips On How To Save Water In The Shower

8 Tips On How To Save Water In The ShowerThe average American takes an 8 minute shower.

Each minute you use 4 gallons of water in a shower.

That is 32 gallons of water, per day, per person in your house. (tweet this)

Those facts are pretty startling when you think about it. I confess I take long showers sometimes, but I do feel guilty about it. Here are some of my tips on how to save time in the shower which will save a lot of money.

Shower with music on. Who needs a shower timer we have [Read more...]

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