Plastic Free July – Skip The Single Use Plastic & Opt For Gorgeous Reusables

It’s nearing the end of July, but it’s not too late to jump on board the Plastic Free July challenge! You can eliminate your reliance on single use plastics by investing in some gorgeous reusable options (but shop your kitchen drawers for ones you already own, first!). Sustainable Wellesley just shared an article about how much plastic there is in the world, and how recycling isn’t going to be an effective enough solution: http://www.wbur.org/npr/538166682/plastic-is-everywhere-and-recycling-isnt-the-end-of-it But do […]

Sea Trash

  This is my mom pulling a piece of plastic out of the ocean (which seals sometimes mistake for jellyfish) and placing it in her “sea trash bucket.” My mom loves to walk on the beach and sea glass, and she brings her bucket with her and fills it with trash as she goes. The seaglass goes in her pockets. Today my sons helped her fill an entire bucket on our morning walk together. My […]

Reduce Your Water Footprint Without Giving Up Baths

The King of Sweden joked last week that bathtubs ought to be banned because of the amount of fresh water and energy required. But is that the most efficient way we can save water as consumers? The average bath-tub seems to hold between 40 and 60 gallons of water, while a 10 minute shower with a 2.1 gallon per minute shower head takes about 20 gallons of water. So if you decided to take a […]

Live a Little Greener: Some Little Changes YOU Can Make

I’ve added a new page to the site; “Go Green” where I’ll be compiling a list of blog posts I write about tips for living greener. The American Geophysical Union just posted an article about how we’re living in the last few days of sub-400 ppm carbon dioxide; it’s a scary thing. We’re not going in the right direction. The day after I read the article about Carbon Dioxide increasing past a point of no […]

Need a Dress? My Rent the Runway Review

Vegas themed birthday parties. Weddings. Office holiday parties. How many times a year do we go out and buy a nice dress for an event, only to never wear it again? Enter Rent the Runway *- a great dress rental service that stocks high end dresses that you can rent. They’re professionally dry-cleaned and repaired in between every use, then retired and sold to end-consumers at a discount when they’ve been worn a certain number of […]