Category Archives: Green Living Tips

Boohooing Over the Nanny State – NYC Proposed Ban on Polystyrene Cups & Containers

Ever notice how the same people who freak out about increasing taxes also go mental over the expanding Nanny State?  In many instances the very same maligned Nanny State legislation actually saves tax dollars.  For example, Mayor Bloomberg is widely … Continue reading

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Adventures in Green Living-Gardening in the High Mountain Desert

In these parts, gardening can be a pain in the *$#   challenge. We live in an arid mountain desert in which our “soil” is more of a hellish sand/clay mixture. It’s lovely for growing! In spite of all of these … Continue reading

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What’s Your Green Ability Level? From Bunny Hill to Double Black Diamond

When people learn to ski or snowboard, they love mastering one level and moving up to the next.  The same should be true for going green.  Once you master one level, it’s time to move on to the next.  Or, … Continue reading

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Surprising (and Patriotic) Reasons to Buy Local!

Buying local isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s an economic issue, a jobs issue and even a house value issue.  I thought I knew all about the subject of buying local (my sister aptly nicknamed me The Authority on Nothing), … Continue reading

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Mind Blowing Chart of the Week! Little Green Companies Owned by Corporate Giants

Who knew that hippie crunchy Ben & Jerry’s was owned by the company that makes Axe Deodorant, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, SlimFast, and Lever2000?  I knew Ben & Jerry’s had been sold, but I didn’t realize Unilever had … Continue reading

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Get Bonus Points with Mom! Sustainable, Meaningful & Affordable Gifts

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you haven’t thought about a gift for your Mom, it’s time!  I’ve got some great sustainable gift ideas for your favorite Mom or wife. Old Family Photo Album If you have some old … Continue reading

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Low Energy? Look At Your Fingernail Moons

I raised a bit of a ruckus last week at a women’s business network meeting when I asked a panel of health experts if having no fingernail moons meant you were low in iodine, and hence, more likely to develop … Continue reading

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