A vacation designed to be close to nature and sustainable can be found in some traditional locations. You just have to choose well.
Permaculture (permanent + agriculture) is a practice that uses natural systems to create thriving growing environments. I’ve never studied permaculture, but I am so excited to have the opportunity to learn more about this integrative, sustainable solution at the upcoming Envision Festival in Costa Rica.
We make choices how we travel, and sustainable ecotourism helps economic development, promotes awareness about world heritage, and reinforces global peace.
Have a gas guzzler? You could save thousands of dollars and large amounts of carbon emissions by having a more eco-friendly car. But you knew that, of course. But, did you know that how you drive is almost as important as what you drive? It’s true. So to help you save money the next time you […]
Las Vegas– Sin City, known more for the slogan of “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” than it’s green initiatives. Vegas is a city that makes my heart cringe but simultaneously makes me feel as excited as a kid at Disney World. Last month, after almost 10 years, I spent a week in Las […]
A fun Green Divas Radio Show last week with a variety of topics, ranging from GD Meg’s adventures in eco-friendly Maine to a new Foodie-Phile segment about apples, and Green Diva Mizar’s DIY segment on what to do with all those great veggies from the garden or farmer’s market this harvest season! On a more serious note, we spoke to Deb Thomas and Cait Kennedy of the Powder River Basin Resources Council, who talked about what oil and natural gas extraction is doing to the heart of our beautiful country.
Whether you are headed to the beach, or to experience a farm stay, or to a luxurious (but eco-friendly) hotel somewhere, or to visit family, or to pitch a tent in your favorite spot in nature, we shared tips for you on the Green Divas Radio Show this week.
The editors here at Green Living Ideas are super stoked to be headed to the Oahu Wanderlust Festival February 28- March 3 2013. What’s Wanderlust, you might ask? Wanderlust Festival is a global yoga festival, featuring world-renowned teachers, speakers, and music in various magical locations around the globe. This year Wanderlust is starting the festivals […]
We had a little fun this week getting settled into our new Green Divas HQ. In this video, we talk about Green Diva Lisa’s travels, having a relatively eco-friendly move and why I’m celebrating having bats in the belfry!
Summer’s around the corner bringing us into the great outdoors for camp outs and hikes. Each step we take into the woods increases our chances of running into one of Mother Nature’s creatures. It’s always a good idea to make as much noise as possible when hiking to warn creatures of your approach. Skunks are one of those critters to avoid. With the power to tax your olfactory system, a skunk’s spray can bring a walk in the wild to a screaming halt.
When your walk in the wild turns into a stroll through smellyville, here is how to remove skunk spray the green way.
Summer’s around the corner bringing family vacations and much-needed getaways. If you’re flying, are you choosing an environmentally-friendly airline? While air travel does contribute to pollution, there are ways to minimize your carbon footprint. Southwest Airlines recently received the Eco-Pioneer of the Year Aviation Award for its green practices which it pursued long before other companies thought about Earth-friendly business practices. Here’s why you should definitely consider Southwest Airlines for your travel plans.
Eco-vacations are all the rage with trips to the rain forest or stays on organic farms. Sometimes the only get away is a road trip to a nearby state or town. The most eco-friendly vacation is one spent at home, but not everyone can enjoy a “staycation” and most can’t afford extravagant “greencations”. So if you need to hit the road to enjoy some down town this summer, there are some tricks to help make your road trip more eco-sound. When you must drive, here are some ways to drive efficiently.
We had a remarkably good time this week, especially since our feature interview was with our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, green funeral director and author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates. Seriously. You gotta love a woman who has a book with this title! She introduced us to a new eco-friendly way of […]
Bike riding is good choice for the environment, and even better for your health. Since urban sprawl has us further from our workplaces, electric bikes can make the ride a little easier and Ridekick now provides a more economic solution if you’re not quite ready for an e-bike. Ridekick offers the electric bicycle trailer to get you from point A to point B a little faster.
It’s coming up to winter, which means we are all planning our warm-weather vacations – or at least I am! Though for the snow bunnies out there, I’ll try and balance between warm weather and cold weather locations . Celestun Special Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan is a pristine peninsula, and within that is the […]
Vacation is about spending time traveling and exploring places to widen your horizons. But it can also be a time when you can get sick from not being prepared and not taking proper precautions. So how do you stay healthy on the road? Read more and find out…