In recent decades, the only way to research flights and airline prices was through a travel agency. Now, the Internet enables anyone to prepare their own itinerary, so why use a travel agent? There are lots of reasons to use a travel agency. I definitely consider myself a do-it-yourself traveler, especially international travel. I’m on track to […]
Rather than being the one day a year when everyone does something to reduce their impact, then forgets about it until next year, Earth Day should be a time for resolutions and new beginnings…. I’ve been focusing my energies on seeking green ways to furnish and repair our new (to us – it was built in 1925) house and helping nonprofits navigate the world of social media and online marketing by launching a new division of a direct mail company.
We environmentalists tend to take ourselves pretty seriously most of the year, Earth Day is no exception. Earth Day activities should be reflective, fun and easy to do. It could and maybe should also be educational. If you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate Earth Day, or to go green any day, you’ve come to […]
We finally did it! After six years and 15+ visits to the Legoland Discovery Center in the Chicago area, we made it to Legoland California. I really wanted to get my elementary-aged boys there before they outgrew it, though they love imaginative and creative play, and playing with Lego-anything is still one of their favorite […]
Dumping sites and litter bins found in towns or even in our households contain lots of discarded items that could be put into use again. Environmentalists have put up a spirited campaign to ensure that we sustainably interact with our environment, especially when throwing away non-biodegradable items. Repurposing and recycling the things you own but […]
Yes, it’s possible! Read on for easy ways to be green while traveling with kids. You used to be so eco-conscious before you had kids… packing light, eating local, and leaving a light footprint was so easy. (You may have even judged others who couldn’t seem to hack it.) But then you had children, and […]
In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, spring has arrived! Time to throw open the windows and let some fresh air into your home. It’s also a great time to organize, recycle unused items, and yes, clean. We created this green spring cleaning checklist to help you get started. We’ll start with my least favorite […]
Drinking Green is the really fun stuff: When You’re There. Whether you’re currently traveling, planning a trip, or just day-dreaming at your desk, the rest posts in the series will be about how to be a green traveler once you’re traveling. We’ve talked a lot about water and water bottled lately, so I’ll save that for […]