The Paper Trail: Reducing our Paper Consumption

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Reducing the amount of paper you use daily is easier than you think. It just might take some extra effort on your part at he beginning to start out, but once it is all on in place, it should be second nature to go paperless! Just think of the impact…

Our planet is in need you see

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My sweet niece, who I call the Good Kid Gone Green made her first appearance on my site in August with her newsletter titled “How much do you really know about global warming?” She is such a great kid and truely cares about the environment. She joined the green team…

A green new year

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Have you made your new years resolution(s) yet? Have you thought to add some green goals to your list? You can do your part for the environment by using and wasting less and setting an example to others around you. Simply recycling more, using less plastic and driving less are…

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

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It is crunch time. T-minus 5 days until the the jolly old fat guy slides down the chimney with gifts, and somehow manages to get back out (If you ask me, he must just walk out the front door). Not only does Santa need to eat a healthier diet, he…

Some Girls want Diamonds, But this Gal wants a Wind Turbine

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I get asked this questions all the time: Have you always been this passionate about the environment? I most definitely have not always been like this. It has been a process; an evolution over the years. Find out more about the first part of my story here and second here. Little…

Pregnancy Changed Everything

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I get asked this questions all the time: Have you always been this passionate about the environment? I most definitely have not always been like this. It has been a process; an evolution over the years. Read part one of my story here, and part three here. I got pregnant in…

The Day that Changed it All

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I get asked this questions all the time: Have you always been this passionate about the environment? I most definitely have not always been like this. It has been a process; an evolution over the years. I did not become this crazy, square peg in a round hole person overnight….

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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One of my all time favorite and most memorable gifts was from my sis-in-law 2 years ago- A gift of Empowered Canadians! How thoughtful was that? Pretty thoughtful! A generous contribution on the occasion of a material-free Christmas has been made by insert sis-in-laws name here. I know that it’s…

10 Tips on How to Reduce Your Pets Carbon Paw Print

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We seem to always be concerned about reducing our carbon footprint, but what about our furry friends carbon paw print? From their toys to their food to their gear and the resulting waste to their everyday living, they too have an impact on the environment. As we try to lessen…

Greening your coffee drinking experience

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A lot of coffee cups are used and thrown away every single year.  It was estimated, that in 2006 alone 16 million disposable coffee cups were used in the U.S. Now add the amount of natural resources and waste used to manufacture the coffee cups and the environment impact is significant. So, why not try…