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posted a Quick Tip about Gardening. September 09, 2012
Gardening
Plants create oxygen, so gardening is always a good thing. There are strategies and challenges to it too. It isn't just planting the seed into the soil, watering it sometimes, and letting nature take its course. There are certain plants you have to strategically plant according to season, terrain, and to get them however much sunlight they might need.
posted a Quick Tip about Cloth Diapers. September 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Cloth Diapers
Love cloth! saves lots of money, saves on emergency trips to the store for MORE diapers, great on the environment, fun stylish designs that you can't get from disposables. We've had less leaks, less messy explosions and yes, even less diaper rashes.
posted a Quick Tip about Thirsties Diaper Pail Liner. September 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Thirsties Diaper Pail Liner
Love love love! If you use Cloth diapers, you NEED this! Be sure you have 2 of them, so you have a second one to use while you are washing the first. We've had ours for 1.5 yrs. Still going strong. No rips, no signs of wear and tear at all. Never leaks. And easy to clean, just wash with the diapers and hang to dry.
posted a Quick Tip about Reusable Shopping Bag. June 13, 2011
Reusable Shopping Bag
I'm a huge fan of reusable shopping bags and feel so naked when I go grocery shopping without them.  Some have voiced concerns about them getting germy over time, so my suggestion is to skip over those 99 cent plastic bags (they break really easily anyways) and pay the $5 for a sturdy cloth ones which can be tossed into a washing machine.  Mine have lasted me for years.  Note: mine …
reviewed Community Gardens. June 13, 2011
Community Gardens
Last year, I was given an honor assignment of documenting the development and growth of a small community garden at Wicker Park Grace, a small Christian spiritual community in Chicago. I was happy to be a part of the project, which was a runaway success. Shooting the videos was tricky because I had a group of people who were either averse to appearing on camera or didn't have the time to do so even …
posted a Quick Tip about Reusable Shopping Bag. June 08, 2011
Reusable Shopping Bag
I realize it's a way to save on the plastic we use for bags, which is a plus. But these suckers wear out, and when they do, they are neither recyclable or biodegradeable.
posted a Quick Tip about Bottled Water. May 28, 2011
Bottled Water
Another one of those great corporate tricks used on naive suburbanites to make them believe they're living healthier. Really, in this country we have access to the very best, cleanest tap water on the planet, and we've managed to trick ourselves into thinking we're doing ourselves good by paying three bucks a bottle. This isn't a healthy choice; it's a middle-class status symbol which, FYI, is produced …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. May 17, 2011
Recycling
The concept of reusing materials is fantastic. But I do frequently wonder what kinds of materials, chemicals, and energies are used in the actual recycling process. How much consumable energy is used in recycling, and what kinds of cleaning chemicals are used? I find it immensely disturbing that the environmental experts I asked these questions to were stopped dead in their tracks and didn't have …
reviewed Earth Day. May 10, 2011
Earth Day
Earth Day and Conservatism   April 22, 1970 was the first designated Earth Day and was also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist Revolutionary and Creator of the Soviet Communist Party. Coincidence? Some think not, which along with being sponsored by many "liberal organizations" across the globe as well as liberals across our country, created a polarization …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, Labor Day, Secretarial Day, etc, etc...      Every day should be an Earth Day, a Father's Day, a Birthday... not a designated …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into ice caves some 200 ft in Greenland. There’s certainly nothing like this out there in the world that any of us would ever get to see in person, except on films as such, made for the IMAX in March …
posted a Quick Tip about English Retreads. March 18, 2011
posted in Eco-Chick
So neat that they can recycle plastic and rubber into stylish handbags and other accessories!
The Raging Sea
Watching the heartbreaking reports eminating from the East Coast of Japan one cannot help but be dumbfounded by the awesome power of Mother Nature and the fragility of our existence on this planet.  Being from the East Coast I simply cannot fathom the sheer terror of being caught up in a tsunami.  Sure, we have powerful hurricanes to deal with on a fairly regular basis but …
posted a Quick Tip about Nikko Blue Hydrangea. March 06, 2011
Nikko Blue hydrangea
I love all perennials...in my garden, I have some hydrangea mophead and nikko blue; one from home depot or big box are NOT organic and always die. support your local organic nursery. I plant a lot of milkweed to save butterflies as well as a lot of butterfly bush for hummingbirds and bees and, in my area, lupine, for a local butterfly whose historic habitat in pine barrens type ecosystem is threatened …
posted a Quick Tip about Food, Inc.. March 06, 2011
Food, Inc.
read china study as well; both books are very informative as to why we need to radically change our diet for our own heatlh and health of the planet, as well as defang industrial animal abuse system
posted a Quick Tip about Applecheeks. February 25, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Applecheeks
We really love our Apple Cheeks diaper. It is cute, trim, and extremely absorbent. We never have leaks with it on. The only thing, it leaves marks on my toddler at the elastic - and it isn't supposed to be small on her yet. She isn't even that chubby, on the skinny side. I've had to put it aside for the next baby since she doesn't like wearing it anymore.
posted a Quick Tip about Boiron Oscillococcinum for Children. February 25, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Boiron Oscillococcinum for Children
Works great for prevention if you know you'll be in a crowd during flu season and also really good to take at the first onset of fever/chills. In our experience it stops the illness from progressing and makes it go away before it has a chance to get a hold of you (in 24-48 hours). Once you're really sick though, like a couple of days, it isn't as effective. This is something to have in your medicine …
posted a Quick Tip about Composting. February 24, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Composting
Got leftover wine? Yeah, I know, it's a rarity here, too... but when you do, pour it into your compost bin, pile, or other receptacle... it works as a compost starter.
posted a Quick Tip about Precycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Precycling
Precycling is really just about buying less junk you don't actually need. Ever since I left my full time job to stay home with the baby (and work from home part-time) we have been a lot more selective about what we buy, many things people consider 'necessities' we do just fine without. Healthy food is our biggest necessity.
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