How to Teach Teens About Going Green! #TurnItGreen

This post about how to teach teens about going green has been sponsored by Linqui and Repreve but all opinions expressed here are my own.When my children were young it was fairly easy to turn every moment into a teaching moment. And they LOVED to learn! Trips to the grocery store were a great time to teach them their colors. A day trip to the museum would teach them about history and science. Teaching them to go green just meant modeling green behavior at home and hoping they caught on. Now that I have teenagers they are getting too smart … [Read more...]

A Green Blogger and her Ford Escape

This discussion about the Ford Escape has been sponsored. I was allowed to test drive the Ford Escape for a week in order to facilitate my review.I like to think that I lead a fairly green life but there are definitely areas that could use some improvement in the coming years. My husband and I do not own particularly eco friendly vehicles. Thankfully he takes a vanpool to work and I work from home most days so we don't burn through a ton of gas. Regardless, my next car purchase is definitely going to be something more environmentally … [Read more...]

Steps You Can Take to Fight Climate Change and a #Green Twitter Party! #ClimateReality

Throughout my day I come across a number of people. I try to encourage them to live a greener life through example rather than being preachy about it. Nobody likes to be lectured on the evils of plastic water bottles but maybe seeing me use my stainless steel one will make them think twice next time they go shopping. While I think I make a difference in the way some people think, I know there are a lot of skeptics out there. So many people either don't care about their actions or just don't believe that they can make a difference. Many people … [Read more...]

Green Choices that Help Save you Green

This discussion about green choices that help you go green has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions express are my own. When I go to the grocery store, I am always shocked at the prices on the organic and natural products. For example, organic strawberries can cost up to three times the price of traditionally-raised strawberries. Likewise, the high cost of organic clothing makes it almost impossible to even consider buying. With today’s economy, people are often struggling to make ends meet and don’t have the money to spend on … [Read more...]

Using Social Media to Support Your Green Cause #sponsored

This post about using social media to support your cause is sponsored by Social Power but all opinions expressed are my own.I am passionate about a lot of things. I breastfed my kids and want all employers to make this easier for moms to do. I am an active PTA parent and feel that all parents should help out where and how they can. I support Doctors Without Borders and want freedom and safety for the American Mustangs. But more than any other cause, the environment is my hot button. (as if you couldn't tell by reading my blog, right?)  I … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Choose Fair Trade Products

Why choose Fair Trade Products?  And what does this term even mean? Fair Trade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions. Farmers and producers both receive a fair price and have a voice in how their workplace is run. In most cases. Fair Trade certified products are better for the environment and help minimize our environmental footprint.Why is Fair Trade Important? When you take a wander through the grocery store to do your weekly shopping there are all sorts of terms that just jump right out at you from the front … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Spring Activities for Kids #SCJgreenerchoices #spon

This Eco-Friendly Spring Activities post is sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own.During the cold, winter months it is often hard to find fun activities that keep kids busy. After being cooped up inside for much of the winter, I am looking forward to spending some time outdoors. If you are looking for a few creative ways to keep your older kids busy this spring, come check out my post on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few eco-friendly spring activities! Disclaimer: I have been … [Read more...]

Choosing Eco Friendly Toys for Your Child

Compared to 50 years ago, children today are exposed to many more toxins and substances that have a questionable effect on their health. As parents, we want to protect our children as much as possible. One way to do this is to choose eco friendly toys for them to play with. Environmentally friendly toys help ensure that our children are exposed to fewer toxins throughout their day. Green toys are also better for the health of our environment as a whole.Choosing Eco Friendly Toys for Your Child Here are a few green toy options you … [Read more...]

What are YOU doing for Earth Day? #kind2earth

Earth Day is fast approaching and I want to take a minute to encourage everyone to stop and think of a way that YOU can do your part this year to help protect our fragile planet!   B Kind 2 Earth Day wants you to promise to do one nice thing for the Earth on April 22nd. Make Earth Day count for you and your family this year!! In all fifty states on Earth Day, families will get outside, appreciate our planet and do good things for the Earth! There are so many ways that you can are just a few suggestions!Pick up trash in … [Read more...]