Earth

07Aug 2015

For me, summer is about fresh food, warm sun, and wholesome fun. Savoring the garden harvest and frolicking in sunshine are enjoyable in themselves, but having a good time doesn’t always coincide so nicely with our environmental values. Toys ‘R’ Us is a big box of plastic-molded and battery-operated diversion. Big-boy toys gulp diesel. Eyes […]

25Jul 2015

You’re not the only creature out there frolicking under the summer sun. If you did any backyard gardening in June, you probably got up and close to the creepy-crawlies in our soil. It seemed to have rained all of June in Iowa, forming nice little breeding ponds for mosquitoes and quite a buzz around the […]

20Jul 2015

If camping is part of your family’s summer routine, or if you’re planning to venture out for the first time, this is a great chance to take a green approach to your camping adventure. With the very “nature” of the outdoors, you would think that camping would automatically be an eco activity, but that’s not […]

13Jul 2015

I recently attended a summer festival that had the most incredible “Green Team” helping to clean up the festival. The group is called the Eco Defenders. I was amazed to learn that through the volunteer group’s careful sorting of waste throughout the day of the festival, they were able to convert over 5000+ people’s worth […]

06Jul 2015

Have you ever considered whether women might have a stronger impact on the environment than men? I got to thinking about my own habits compared to my husband’s habits and how we might each fare differently in terms of our global footprint. Then I got to thinking about women in general; how do they fare […]