Archive for April 2010

Chris Brogan and Julien Smith's "Trust Agents" - A Book Review

Above is a video review of “Trust Agents”, co-authored by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. Are you are wondering why I am reviewing a printed book when I am the Queen of Green? Well the obvious truth is social media is a pretty green experience and one I want to encourage. Generally speaking, no paper,... Read more »

Earth Day Inspiration - Planting A New Community Garden In Chicago!

Officials from Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce, 47th Ward Alderman Gene Shultman’s office, and CLEAR dedicate the new community garden in Chicago. On a desolate lot next to a Walgreens drug store at 4803 N. Western Avenue sits an amazing well of life waiting to help the people who live in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Today, Earth Day 2010, was... Read more »

"DIRT! The Movie" Premieres Tonight - Gary Vaynerchuk Tasting Dirt On Camera; Priceless!

The amazingly popular wine expert, Gary Vaynerchuk, tasting soil and explaining the importance of “dirt” to the wine he so passionately loves. Gary Vaynerchuk has a unique contributing role in this amazing documentary as he tastes dirt on screen in the film which discusses the importance of soil to our world – and your community.... Read more »

Riviera Maya Eco-Adventure - Marine Turtles and Coral at Akumal

Shawna snorkeling the beautiful blue Caribbean waters at Akumal, Mexico. With my snorkel and fins on, I descend into the warm Caribbean Sea to swim with coral, sea urchins, stingrays and marine turtles. Blue envelops me, pulling and pushing my body with the current as I swim farther and farther from shore. Weightless, I float in another world filled... Read more »

Riviera Maya Eco-Adventure - Ziplining at XPLOR

Hanging 131 feet in the air, I feel my heart pumping double-time as I am about to careen across the jungle tops. Viewing the Yucatan Peninsula jungle in Mexico from a high-up view is breath taking. As I step up to the platform I can see miles of jungle and the ocean in the distance.... Read more »

Riviera Maya Eco-Adventure - Cenote Snorkeling and Cliff Diving

Cliff jumping at Jardin de Eden Cenote, near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Heart racing, I watch as my dare-devil nine year old daughter jumps off a 20′ cliff into Jardin de Eden (the Garden of Eden) Cenote. As she silently falls her face is filled with excitement until she splashes noisily into the crystal clear water. Later we... Read more »

Airport Traffic - Travel Green and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

Steven, our Green Airport Shuttle driver, unloading our luggage with my husband, Luis. Home from vacation safe, sound, and green! Living in the suburbs of Chicago makes being dropped off at either airport in Chicago quite costly. Green Airport Shuttle says it is a shuttle company that is more environmentally focused and works out of the western suburbs. Surprisingly, Green Airport... Read more »