Category Archives: Family

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Aveda’s Recycle Caps Program

Aveda is my new favorite hair & skin care company with the announcement of their new recycling initiative, called the ‘Recycle Caps’ program. Plastic bottle caps can become dangerous pollutants, littering our beaches and oceans. Birds and other marine creatures mistake them for food. The magnitude of this pollution problem is devastating to our oceans… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Put A Lid On It

When cooking on your stove, use lids as much as possible. This is the easiest tip on how to cook faster, and use less energy! Adding a lid to your pot will hold in the heat, helping you boil water faster, cook foods quicker, and of course, save energy. Tea kettles also work well for… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons To Not Buy Bottled Water

Bottle water maybe convenient but it is at no way eco-friendly. Here are my top 5 reasons to ditch bottled water: 1- Disposable plastic water bottles are not meant for multiple uses. Hence the word “disposable”. The #1 polyethylene terephthalate, or PET is fine for a single use, but reuse can lead to chemical leaching… Read More »

Genetically Modified Fruits

What is genetically modified (GM) food? Genetically modified food uses modern biotechnology or gene technology, which is also called Genetic engineering, which allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one plant species to another and then used to grow GM plants and food crops. Genes from animals and other plants are literally shot into… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Shorten Your Shower

The average person uses 23.3 gallons of water per day when showering. If you shorten your showers, just by a minute or two, you can save up to 700 gallons of water per month. That’s a lot of water!

Tip of the Week – Keep It Cool

During the warmer months, keep your window draperies & shades closed during the day. This will reduce the amount of heat produced from the sun shining in to your home, thus keeping your house cooler without using the AC.

Dirty Human Hair Neutralizes Ozone

Don’t feel like washing your hair today…No worries, it’s ok, you’re helping the environment. That’s right, oily, unwashed hair can destroy dangerous pollutant ozone. Scientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology discovered that dirty hair absorbs seven times more ozone than clean hair. I know what you are saying…absorb the ozone? But I thought… Read More »

Tip of the Week – Turn Off The Lights

Lighting accounts for about a quarter of all electricity consumed in the U.S. That’s a lot of energy. Let’s reduce that by turning off the lights when you leave a room, even if it is just for a short period of time. It’s the Green thing to do!

Paper or Plastic?

Paper or plastic? The famous grocery store question. I usually opt for canvas, but if you forgot your reusable bag at home, the answer is…well, I’ll let you decide. Plastic Shopping Bags Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic shopping bags are consumed worldwide. Plastics do NOT biodegrade. Rather, they photodegrade, a… Read More »