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10 Easy Ways To Make Earth Day Every Day!

10 Easy Ways To Make Earth Day Every Day!
I love Earth Day…obviously. I think it is a wonderful day that encourages more people to think about more about what they can do to help the planet. The problem is a lot of people stop and pause on that topic ON Earth Day, when really you should be thinking what you can do for... Read more »

Earth Hour this Saturday at 8:30pm!

Earth Hour this Saturday at 8:30pm!
Earth Hour is right up my alley. Of course I fully support encouraging mass amounts of people to turn their lights off for one hour on Saturday, March 26th (at 8:30pm whatever time zone you are in), but what I truly love about it is that it is a simple & accessible way of showing... Read more »

Why You Should Eat Organic...And a Door to Door Organics Produce Box Giveaway!

Why You Should Eat Organic...And a Door to Door Organics Produce Box Giveaway!
When embarking on the journey to green my life, it was only natural that I began to research eating organic vs. non-organic. I was especially concerned about what I was feeding my son, and wanted to know if and why it was necessary for me to feed him organic foods. Often times organic food can... Read more »
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Easy Green New Year's Resolutions & January Green Scene Calendar

Easy Green New Year's Resolutions & January Green Scene Calendar
Happy New Year! I try to make simple resolutions every year that I can stick to, which isn’t always easy. I thought I would help the process for those of you that haven’t settled on your resolutions by offering some simple ones that are easy to commit to, all while helping the planet!  EASY, GREEN... Read more »

Think outside the (gift) box this holiday season!

Think outside the (gift) box this holiday season!
I am a guilty mother who has been known to bribe my son from time to time with trips to Toys “R” Us in moments of weakness or desperate times like potty training.  And yet, every time I am there I feel trapped in a sea of plastic, cheap looking toys that are predominately made... Read more »

Easy Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving!

Easy Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving!
When I think of Thanksgiving I think of food. LOTS and LOTS of food. But nowadays the greenie in me tends to look around after large dinners like Thanksgiving and think about the mass amount of waste created. And my family is just one of millions celebrating this holiday! According to Earth911.com, our household waste... Read more »
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November Chicago Green Scene Calendar!

November Chicago Green Scene Calendar!
This month’s Green Scene Calendar allows you to support some great local Chicago businesses and eco-conscious lifestyle changes, like Green City Market’s first indoor market of the season and Green Grocer’s Fall Harvest Festival.  One of my favorite events this month is The Green Restaurant Co-Op’s “State of Plate Conference.” It is a full day packed with events... Read more »

Green Spotlight on...Digital Hub Printing Chicago

Green Spotlight on...Digital Hub Printing Chicago
Prior to starting my company Ecominders, I had no idea how toxic and environmentally un-friendly the printing industry is. The experience of finding out just how bad regular inks, pressroom chemistry and printing machines can be, not only for our environment, but for those people working at printing facilities, was an eye-opening one. One that... Read more »