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Last month, on an abnormally hot day (again), Mister and I attended our third chili cook-off. Those of you who have been following me through the years know that this is an area of contention for me. Massive amounts of plastic are consumed at this annual event. You newbies can read about my previous rants ... Read more
The other day I received an email from Environmental Working Group (EWG) containing some disturbing information. EWG tested the umbilical cord blood of ten newborns and found nearly 300 chemicals! Shouldn’t a newborn be pristine? They just entered this world! Unfortunately babies are exposed to toxic chemicals before ever leaving the womb. EWG found BPA, ... Read more
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Think it is impossible to live without plastic? Think again. Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish is well on her way. She saves and tallies all the plastic she consumes and then graciously blogs about it, offering up ways to reduce your consumption. Her plastic tally for 2009 was 3.7 pounds. For the whole year! ... Read more
Huffington Post in conjunction with Hopenhagen.org is sending one person to Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference to both represent concerns of people around the world and to report back daily as a HuffPost citizen journalist. Our own beloved Green Mom, Diane MacEachern is in the running! Diane is author of the best selling ... Read more
See the full video here: The Story of Cap & Trade
Wondering where I have been? Berry picking. Building up my compost piles. Working in the garden. Planning new beds. Catching candy at a small town parade. Oohing and ahhing over fireworks. Shopping at IKEA. Shopping at the farmers’ market. Freezing beans. Checking out the world’s largest and longest running Energy Fair. Reading. Writing. Watching. Mowing. ... Read more
This week at the Green Phone Booth I am talking meat, or lack there of. We are one month in to going meatless for lent!
I am calling on your superhero powers to please take action on this matter! Go to the Green Phone Booth, click the link at the bottom of this post, fill in your name and email address, and urge the USDA to rethink its “Food for Fuel” Policy. USDA is poised to deregulate the world’s first ... Read more