Super Bowl Sustainability:  What is Being Done to #Green the Super Bowl? #SB47

Super Bowl Sustainability: What is Being Done to #Green the Super Bowl? #SB47

As the Super Bowl approaches, millions of people are getting ready to watch the big game on TV.  They will eat junk food, yell at coaches and spend a few hours watching funny commercials with friends and family.  However, in New Orleans there is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes to put that game on TV for you.  Fans are flying in from miles away, security is being put in place, food is being prepared to feed the masses and of course, football players are working on plays.  All of this for a game that will only last a couple of hours.  Those few hours will have a HUGE impact on the environment and Super Bowl sustainability has been discussed only sporadically over the last few years. This year, however, organizers seem to be making a conscious choice to reduce the game's carbon … [Read more...]

Fast Food: Can It Be A Part of Your Green Living Plan?

Fast Food: Can It Be A Part of Your Green Living Plan?

I have a confession to make:  I eat fast food.  Not every week of course or I would not fit into my pants but I have been known to go through the McDonald's drive through on occasion and indulge in fries and a diet soda.  I find myself feeling guilty about that some days....how can I possibly say that I am striving to reduce my carbon footprint yet still eat fast food? I am sure that I am not the only one who has a weakness for salty fries or the occasional cheeseburger.  While fast food isn't exactly healthy, it fits in some days to our chaotic lifestyle.  So, I started researching fast food.  Why?  I was curious to see what fast food restaurants are doing to reduce their own carbon footprints and I was actually surprised at what I found.   Think About This Thursday Greener … [Read more...]

Global Warming, Hamburgers and Maple Syrup

Global Warming, Hamburgers and Maple Syrup

The other day I was using Stumbleupon to browse through some websites that focus on a range of environmental issues. I came across 3 sites in a row that seemed to be about completely different topics but were actually very closely linked.  The first website I came to was an article about the downfall of the maple syrup industry.  As a native New Englander, I was horrified at the concept of this world running out of maple syrup.  And NO, I cannot just switch to that artificial garbage in the plastic squeeze bottle with the cabin on the front.  That stuff is an insult to real maple syrup!  If you don't know the difference I recommend you got out and buy some of the real stuff right now.  If you wait much longer, it is going to get harder to find.  WHY?  Because global warming is causing … [Read more...]

Green Living: Make it a Priority in 2013!

Green Living: Make it a Priority in 2013!

This month, everyone is talking about making resolutions to change the way they live.  Some people want to lose weight, others want to stop smoking, and many of us just need to get organized and find a balance between work and life.  I would like to encourage you to make changes in your life that are good for not only your own health but also the health of our planet.  Green living should be on the top of everyone's list of resolutions this year.  WHY?  Because we have  only been given ONE planet on which to live and it is in our best interest to take care of it!  Does global warming exist?  Who knows!  Are organic foods really healthier for us?  Your guess is as good as mine.  However, I DO know that there is not another viable planet nearby for us to live on if we screw this one up … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Fashion: The right choice can reduce your Carbon Footprint

Eco Friendly Fashion: The right choice can reduce your Carbon Footprint

Every once in a while my husband comes to me with an idea that he thinks I need to blog about.  He is very helpful when it comes to my blogging inspirations!  This weekend, he came across an article about fashion designers who are trying to reduce their environmental impact by creating eco friendly shoes, clothes and accessories.  There are a ton of eco friendly fashion companies on the web but this article really focused on the big name brands going green.  Designers are coming up with all sorts of ideas, some of which are still in the developmental stage (like the shirt you can tear up and bury in the garden for compost!).  I was really staggered by some of the statistics quoted in the article (which you can see HERE).  I am not typically a clothing or shoe addicted kindof girl and had a … [Read more...]