Give Your Kids a Green Jump Start at an Eco Summer Camp


Do you ever wish that you would have learned the cool “green” stuff that you know now, a few years earlier? If so, why not give your kids, or kids you know, a chance to do just that...a jumpstart on learning, if you will. How you might ask? Summer camp of course! Don’t get me wrong, there’s always the option of giving a green book to read, but eco-friendly camp just sounds WAY more fun. Read on to check out a list of several great ones.   … [Read more...]

Goodbye Toxins, Hello Bike, Barbecue, and Clean Air Month

The month of May is all about being outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather as summer knocks on the door. May actually happens to be National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, and National Clean Air Month! We LOVE getting our eco-friendly grilling on, biking to work, and breathing nice clean air (which doesn't happen in your home, by the way). We really want to hear what you have planned for the rest of May. Will you be biking to work, the store, the gym, or elsewhere? What's … [Read more...]

Build Your Own Outdoor Pizza Oven For $20

Spring is on the way and I can almost smell the charcoal now. Soon everyone will emerge from the winter hibernation and begin grilling once again. Oh sweet aroma of summer. In your quest to grill greener and host many a eco-friendly barbecue this year, check out this outdoor pizza oven that you could build for $20! I saw this diy pizza oven idea at Sustainablog over the weekend, and I applaud my friends over there for uncovering such a great project idea. … [Read more...]

4th of July: How to Have Green FUN on the Least Eco-Friendly Holiday

Ok. Let's be honest here...the 4th of July is probably the least eco-friendly holiday on the calendar, right?And there is one reason, and one reason alone for that...Fireworks.So even though eco-friendlier fireworks are making their way into the market, I'm not going to insult your intelligence by telling you that you can make this year a "green 4th of July".Instead, what I am going to do is share some great ideas with you to that will be sure to help you have green(ER) fun this … [Read more...]

2 Vegetarian Grill Recipes You Do NOT Want To Miss Out On!

The summer sun is already crankin' up the heat...which means your grill should be too! If you've never loaded up your grill with loads of veggies, you have no idea what sensory stimulation overload you're missing out on! On Sunday my wife, a friend, and I grilled an AWESOME sunny weekend vegetarian lunch (pictured at right)...including a sweet potato salad recipe that you absolutely MUST try! … [Read more...]

4 FUN Ways to Grill Greener This Summer

Memorial Day weekend is knocking at the door and I can already hear the sizzle of all those grills. If you are indeed going to throw some tasty treats on the grill this weekend, be sure to grill it green! Did you know that there are a few easy steps you can take to not only green your grilling habits, but also make you the star grill master (or mistress) of your block? Let me share some with you. … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Summer Tips: How To Stay Green While School Is Out For The Summer

Everyone sing it with me Alice Cooper style... School's...out...for...summa... School's...out...for...eva... Summertime brings with it lots of great things like vacation, fun in the sun, and great green cookouts. However, it can also bring with it some VERY frustrating schedule changes with school being out. So how can you settle back into a routine and continue living green through the summer? Here's how... … [Read more...]

The Salt Water Pool Scandal: What’s the "Greenest" Swimming Pool System?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what's the greenest pool system of all? This is a question that many of us water lovers around the world will be asking as the temperature begins to rise... and as we try to find fun, cheap, environmentally friendly ways to stay cool. (Ok, so maybe we won't be rhyming, but we'll still be curious.) We know that chlorine can do a number on your body, so that's pretty much a non-option. But what else is there? … [Read more...]

7 Cheap Or Free Ways To Cool Your Home

Having trouble finding ways to stay cool as the temperature rises this summer? We've already talked about how you can cool your home, save energy, and save money by installing a programmable thermostat. But what else can you do to save some green and stay cool in the summer heat? Here are some of my favorite tricks...   … [Read more...]